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Ensuring that Premature Babies Develop into Normal Children

Teenage girls are having babies at an early age; some as young as thirteen years have given birth. On the occasion of World Prematurity Day, there is focus on the [...]

The Cancer Society and Smart Team Up to Create a Cancer App

The Belize Cancer Society officially launched a cancer app today at its offices in Belize City. Working in conjunction with Smart, the application is available for download, in the first [...]

An Antibiotic Awareness Forum

The Belize Agricultural and Health Authority and the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization convened yet another round of discussions with stakeholders in the agricultural [...]

A 1-Health Approach to Avoiding Bacterial Resistance

According to Drug Inspector Samira Gongora, antibiotic resistance can occur in humans and animals. The long term effect of its misuse can potentially lead to the eradication of the population [...]

Dealing with Diabetes and Blindness

Known as one of the most deadly non-communicable diseases, diabetes can cause an array of life complications. One of those complications is diabetic retinopathy, or simply, blindness.  Today, the Ministry [...]

PM Barrow Reports on His Health After Back Surgery in Cuba

Prime Minister Dean Barrow hosted an extended press conference today, following an equally lengthy hiatus from the public eye since his return from medical treatment in Havana last month.  This [...]

“Visit the Dentist Today and Prevent Tooth Decay”

This week, the Ministry of Health embarked in its annual awareness campaign on the importance of practicing dental hygiene. After a week of celebration, Dental Health Week culminated with a [...]

Healthy Living: Life on Dialysis

Recently, there’s been much talk about government’s decision to expand the National Dialysis Programme.  Tonight in Healthy Living, we take a deeper look at the challenges faced by those who [...]

Grieving Mother Blames Southern Regional for Death of Jayeisha Parchue

The circumstances surrounding the death of twenty-year-old Jayeisha Parchue at the hands of doctors in Dangriga earlier this month continue to ripple across Belizean society.  The incident which resulted in [...]

Health Minister: “It Is Normal for the Family to Blame the Hospital”

So while Marsha Romero is taking legal action, today, we asked Health Minister Pablo Marin about the allegations of malpractice and neglect at the Southern Regional Hospital. According to Marin, [...]

$1.6 Million Renovation at K.H.M.H. Completed

On Tuesday, the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority announced that the nation’s referral hospital was back to one hundred percent. Essential services provided by the hospital were suspended for months [...]

Health Professionals from SICA Discuss Issues of Vector Control in the Region

Health personnel from SICA countries, including the Dominican Republic, are here in Belize. At this first meeting, the technocrats are discussing issues of vector control in the region and will [...]

Southern Regional Hospital Comes Under Intense Public Scrutiny for Increased Patient Mortality

The recent deaths of a young mother and a town council employee at the Southern Regional Hospital have brought grief to the families. It has also sparked a protest amid [...]

Elroy Flores Dies Less Than a Day After Being Released from Southern Regional Hospital

The passing of Elroy Flores, an employee of the Dangriga Town Council, is the second death reportedly due to negligence at the Southern Regional Hospital.  Flores, a member of the [...]

SWU Protests Following Deaths at Southern Regional

The turnout at a protest against the so-called increase in deaths at the Southern Regional Hospital was anemic; however, the concerns being voiced are very real.  This afternoon, SWU President [...]

All Services Resume at K.H.M.H.

But there is good news from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital here in the city. The K.H.M.H. Authority informs that as of this Monday, the national referral hospital is back [...]

An Update on the Roll Out of Dialysis Programme

In September, the Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber announced that the dialysis programme of the government was being expanded to include twice the number of persons that were receiving treatment. [...]

Students Sent Home as School’s Sewerage System Stops Working

A school in Dangriga had to send home its students this week after public health officials shut down the school because the sewerage system stopped functioning and the restrooms were [...]

Healthy Living Looks at the Importance of Hand Washing

Everybody does it; or, that’s what we hope. While we know it is important, we’ve all been guilty of skipping it here or there. What’s worse, we may not even [...]

Ministry of Health Issuing Free Flu Vaccines at Health Centres Across the Country

The annual flu season is upon us once again and the Ministry of Health has issued a reminder that vaccines are presently available free of cost at health centres across [...]

Healthy Living: Mental Health Fundraiser

A unique fundraiser is taking place this weekend. In this instance about a hundred persons are camping out at the Memorial Park throughout the night to experience what it is [...]

Ministry of Health’s Epidemiologist Resigns

Epidemiologist, Doctor Ethan Gough has resigned from the Ministry of Health. His resignation, we understand, took the ministry by surprise because it has only been about a year since he [...]

World Mental Health Observed in Belize

Today, October tenth, Belize joined the globe to observe World Mental Health Day under the theme, “Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World.” According to the World Health [...]

2018 Cancer Survivors Photo Unveiling

Breast and cervical cancers are the two prevalent forms of the disease that affect women; prostate cancer is common among men. This morning at the Biltmore Plaza, tribute was paid [...]

88 Patients to Now Benefit from MOH’s Hemodialysis Programme

Fifty-eight more patients with end-stage renal failure are now set to benefit from the Ministry of Health’s Hemodialysis Programme. The ministry made the announcement last week, stating that it will [...]