AfricaVision Online AfricaVision Online is a young news service in Europe. Our mission is to enrich African people‚Äôs lives with news and services that inform, educate and entertain. Nigeria Celebrates One Year Without Polio Case - AfricaVision Online Health officials in Nigeria are celebrating an impressive milestone: The country has gone one year without a single case of polio. The world is now one step closer to making polio the second human infectious disease – after smallpox – to be eradicated....]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:47 GMT Amputee children from Tanzania get new hope in Philadelphia - AfricaVision Online Five children, victims of horrific acts, are beginning the path to a better life at a Philadelphia hospital. The children are all from Tanzania and albino. Because of a superstition about about that, they've had hands or arms chopped off.   On Wednesday,....]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:01:17 GMT Female Genital Mutilation Banned In Nigeria - AfricaVision Online Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the practice of removing or cutting the genitalia for non-medical reasons. The practice of genital mutilation is abundant in over a dozen countries in Africa, with Ethiopia, Egypt, and Nigeria being the top three countries having the....]]> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:21:12 GMT FORA Diamond MINI Blood Glucose Monitor - AfricaVision Online Altys Group announced the launch of the ForaCare Suisse AG FORA Diamond MINI blood glucose monitor in South Africa. An exclusive distributor of ForaCare since 2013, Altys Group has partnered with Discovery Health, which manages South Africa's largest open medical scheme....]]> Tue, 13 May 2014 05:59:43 GMT Life-saving hepatitis C drug approved, but cost is high - AfricaVision Online Following approvals in the US and Europe this month of a new drug to treat hepatitis C, activists are pushing for the medication to be made available in poor countries, a development reminiscent of the activism that forced down HIV/AIDS drug prices a decade ago in Brazil,....]]> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 04:35:42 GMT Displaced Malians turn to survival sex - AfricaVision Online More displaced women and girls - some as young as 13 - are turning to sex work to get by in Mali where 14 months of occupation and conflict have forced 475,000 people from their homes in the north, according to NGOs. NGO Danaya So (House of Trust in the local language....]]> Fri, 7 Jun 2013 15:28:25 GMT Despite decade of innovation, much left to do on neglected tropical diseases - AfricaVision Online Ten years ago, the main treatment for kala azar - a disease that kills up to 40,000 people every year - was a 30-day course of injections, a difficult undertaking both for patients and for the poorly equipped health centres in the remote areas where many cases of the disease....]]> Fri, 7 Jun 2013 15:07:46 GMT Fears of a malaria relapse in Madagascar - AfricaVision Online Madagascar’s recent gains in the battle against malaria are likely to be reversed because funding problems have interrupted prevention activities. “When fighting malaria, you need to be very technical. When grants come in too late, we end up handing....]]> Fri, 7 Jun 2013 14:31:07 GMT Southern Africa cracks down on TB in mines - AfricaVision Online South Africa's gold mines are estimated to have the highest number of new tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world, making the disease a leading export to neighbouring countries. IRIN takes a look at the declaration meant to change this situation. In August 2012, heads....]]> Fri, 7 Jun 2013 08:01:29 GMT Avoid the Flu? Bird, Swine or Otherwise - AfricaVision Online ( NewsUSA ) - Aches, nausea, fever, headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat and a runny or stuffy nose reveal the unwelcome truth -- you've gotten the flu again this year. Influenza, or the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Though....]]> Thu, 6 Jun 2013 08:05:57 GMT