National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH)
About National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH)
The National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH) is a national, voluntary, non-profit organization for people with albinism, their families, and professionals who work with them. Established in 1982, NOAH provides a network of local chapters and contact persons; offers information, support, and appropriate referrals; and promotes public and professional education. The organization also provides networking for those with special interests related to albinism and promotes and supports research that will improve diagnosis and management of albinism and hypopigmentation. Through participating in the Albinism World Alliance, NOAH networks with support groups for people with albinism in other countries and promotes development of albinism support groups throughout the world. NOAH envisions a world where people with albinism are empowered to be fully-functioning members of society, where barriers and the stigma of difference no longer exist, and where people with albinism have a quality of life that is rewarding, dignified and fulfilling.