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Having a Baby in the Dark; Ministry of Health Explains Generator Failure

With all these national issues on the front burner, there is another of interest. A baby was delivered at the Western Regional Hospital in darkness on Wednesday night. While the [...]

Regional Program to Monitor Tourists with Health Concerns

Belize, through Ministry of Health and local tourism agencies, officially launched the Caribbean Public Health Agency’s tourism health and safety program to ensure the health and safety of visitors. It [...]

A Celebration for Survivors of Cancer

Today, the Belize Cancer Society hosted cancer survivors at a luncheon to celebrate their milestone being cancer free. The participants, from various backgrounds, shared their personal stories and the significance [...]

Family of Bus Driver Pleas for Funds to Get Him Life-Saving Heart Surgery

Tonight, a family from Punta Gorda is asking the public for assistance to save the life of popular James Bus Line driver, Tyron Coleman. According to Lovinia Coleman, and her [...]

Healthy Living: Separating True and False Statements on Breast Cancer

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. It means it’s time for some education on this preventable form of cancer.  In tonight’s Healthy Living, we test your breast cancer awareness as we [...]

A Burn Victim’s Road to Recovery

He was severely burned to both legs and a hand in an unfortunate mishap at his home in Concepcion, Corozal District, in June. But after spending a month and a [...]

Fire Victims Stabilized, but Have Long Road to Recovery Ahead

It has been six days since Ian and Empress Hamilton and their mother Melissa left Belize for Galveston, Texas, for an urgent series of surgeries to repair up to ninety-five [...]

Donations Encouraged for Burn Victims’ Fund; Hamilton Family Member Headed to Texas

It is important to note that the Shriners Hospital in Galveston, Texas is doing the surgeries and continued care for free. However, there are still costs to be paid, such [...]

Healthy Living Visits Urban Garden for Sustainable Farming

Healthy Living requires healthy eating. Healthy eating means access to fresh and nutritious foods. Now we’ve heard the complaint – and in many cases it’s true – healthier can be [...]

Youth drowns in creek in Belmopan

A nineteen-year-old student lost his life on Sunday when he drowned in an area of Belmopan known as Rivera.  Gian Bethran, along with several of his friends, went swimming that [...]

Fire Victims Flown out to U.S. for Life-Saving Treatment

This afternoon, two minors severely burnt in an act of arson were airlifted to the United States. Four-year old Ian Sambula and eight-year old Empress Hamilton sustained burns to ninety [...]

Funds Needed to Pay for Air Ambulances

Yvette Burks of Burn Victim Mercy Fund is asking for assistance to repay a loan she took out to cover the cost of airlifting the burn victims to the Shriner’s [...]

World Mental Health Day Observed

Every year, World Mental Health Day is celebrated on October tenth. The theme this year is focused on Psychological First Aid and the support people can provide to those in [...]

Healthy Living visits the Mental Health Welcome Resource Center

October tenth is celebrated globally as World Mental Health Day. Belize has come a long way in recognizing the mental health needs of our society. But we continue to fight [...]

Hattieville Man Reaches Out for Help with Surgery

Forty-five year old Sheldon Dennison of Hattieville Village is asking for your help. Dennison says he needs an urgent surgery, but he simply can’t afford it. He got injured on [...]

Healthy Living: Exercise is Valuable Across the Lifespan

He was a competitive body builder in Belize in the sixties and now at the age of sixty-seven, exercise and healthy living is still a priority for the athlete. Now, [...]

MOH Hold Press Conference to Give Update on Zika in Belize

The number of cases of ZIKA is on an upward trend and among the affected persons are six pregnant women.  The Ministry of Health held the fourth press conference on [...]

Persons with Zika Symptoms Not Seeking Medical Attention

While the ministry has focused primarily on pregnant women and other vulnerable groups, Doctor Marvin Manzanero says there is concern that persons exhibiting the zika symptoms are not seeking medical [...]

What are Reproductive Rights of Affected Women Who Get Pregnant?

So far, the Ministry has not detected any case of microcephaly in unborn children among mothers who have tested positive for zika during pregnancy. Nor has there been any finding [...]

Healthy Living Reviews Link Between Zika and Pregnancy

Zika education continues. The Ministry of Health and other agencies have been working to keep the public aware of the preventative measures being recommended. As this emerging illness continues to [...]

Twenty-one years for Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital celebrated its twenty-first anniversary today. An anniversary church service under the theme, “We Care For You,” saw board members and staff as well as members [...]

Healthy Living and the illnesses of September

By now, all primary school children have begun to settle into their new classes in the different schools across the country. This is good news for parents as they can [...]

Health Ministry Launches Hospital Safety Index & Green Assessment Course

The Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization officially launched the Hospital Safety Index and Green Assessment Course today in Belmopan.  The idea is to introduce locally what [...]

Awareness and outreach on prevention of suicides

Saturday, September tenth, is celebrated as World Suicide Prevention Day. The World Health Organization has been building awareness about this issue since 2003, encouraging persons to reach out to people [...]

Mayor addresses support for vulnerable persons in society

The global theme for the prevention of suicide is “Connect, Communicate, Care.” Depression is a main factor in instances where people take their own lives. Mayor Darrell Bradley is advocating [...]