Albinism is an inherited, genetic condition. People with albinism exhibit little or no pigment in eyes, skin or hair, and often have problems with vision and sensitive skin. Albinism in Malawi is a qualitative project that has set out to examine attitudes and beliefs related to people living with albinism in Malawi. The aim has been to assess what implications albinism has on the lives of those born with it, and for their closest network of family and friends. Individual, in-depth interviews were carried out with 25 people with albinism, their family members and others who were otherwise involved in their lives. Two different translators were used in most of the interviews, as most people in Malawi do not speak English, and the researcher does not speak any of the local languages. The translators were both women with albinism. The findings show that most people with albinism, as well as their families, have very little knowledge about albinism, but know, and experience that albino-skin is very sensitive to the sun, and therefore take precautions to prevent injury. Stories of common myths were told, as well as stories of different relationships that are altered as a result of one person being albino. Stories were also told of love and approval of people with albinism. In Malawi people with albinism are considered, and consider themselves to be disabled. This thesis is submitted as partial completion of the degree Master of Philosophy in International Community Health, and was financially sponsored by Save the Children Norway’s Research Fund.