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Patrons of Inspiration Center Enjoy Fun Day

Over a hundred persons with disabilities and their families converged at the Inspiration Center just outside Belize City. But today’s session was not for the routine visits for therapy, the [...]

Healthy Living Gets You Ready for Back to School

If you’re a parent, you have definitely heard the advice that children enjoy routines. There are only a few weeks left before the start of the school year. And, that’s [...]

Taiwan Helps Health Ministry Tackle Kidney Disease

The government of Taiwan stepped up to the plate today with a generous donation of cash and equipment. This gift will be used to assist the Ministry of Health in [...]

Caribbean’s Pharmacists Promoting Community Health and Wellness

This week pharmacists from across the Caribbean and some international colleagues are convening in Belize for the annual conference of the Caribbean Association of Pharmacists. They will be discussing latest [...]

Healthy Living: Watch Out for Zika!

We are in the middle of the rainy season when mosquito borne illnesses tend to increase. Dengue continues to infect a number of Belizeans each year and now Zika is [...]

Healthy Living Tries Interventional Radiology

It’s a minimally invasive technique that is becoming increasingly popular in healthcare. And for the past two years it has been offered at the country’s main public hospital. It’s called [...]

Teenager Struck Down in Orange Walk by Hit-and-Run Driver

A teenager remains in a coma tonight after she was knocked down in Orange Walk sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning. Sixteen-year-old Monique Morey was out partying with a [...]

Family of Accident Victim Seeks Assistance for Medical Bills

The teenager remains hospitalized in a critical condition. She has swelling on the brain and remains in coma after she was left for dead.  The family says that they don’t [...]

S.S.B. Provides Computers for Accident and Emergency at K.H.M.H.

The Accident and Emergency Department at the K.H.M.H. received a much needed donation from the Social Security Board. Computers valued at five thousand dollars were handed over to help the [...]

BERT collects new air ambulance on nineteenth anniversary

Today marks the nineteenth anniversary since BERT opened its doors in 1998, offering pre-medical ambulatory care to Belizeans. It was initiated by local Rotarians along with Yvette Burks Barnes, who [...]

BERT rebuilds EMT cadre after defections due to pay

Just last year, BERT temporarily closed its doors but was able to reach an agreement with the Ministry of Health for a forty-five thousand dollar subvention for operational costs. General [...]

BERT Takes to Skies with New Air Ambulance

There’s a new emergency airlift that will be flying across the country in the days ahead, assisting the Belize Emergency Response Team with aerial capacity.  Wings of Hope has provided [...]

36 Years of Success for B.C.V.I.

Approximately one thousand, three hundred persons countrywide have conditions that may lead to visual impairment, whether total or partial. The top causes are removable cataracts, irreversible glaucoma, or diabetic retinopathy [...]

Visually Impaired, But Big Dreamers Dominate BCVI Camp

For this next story, close your eyes and sit down in front of your television set to watch the news. Think about any of the things you do normally. Now [...]

Healthy Dieting, Healthy Living

The truth about fad diets and super foods. Fad diets are targeted at people who want to lose weight quickly without exercise. Some fad diets claim that they make you [...]

The Army to Benefit from New Hospital Construction

The Belize Defense Force is getting a new hospital through collaboration with the United States.  A team from the U.S. Marine will be carrying the necessary construction to bring up [...]

Healthy Living: Animals and Your Health

World Zoonosis Day is commemorated on the sixth of July each year. Pet owners and farmers may not often think about the myriad of transferrable diseases between animals to humans; [...]

JP’s Donate to K.H.M.H.

This afternoon, the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital received a generous donation of medical scrubs.  The surgical attire was gifted to the hospital authority by the Justices of the Peace and [...]

Top Public Hospital Welcomes Contributions

According to Director of Health Services, Doctor Marvin Manzanero, the contribution speaks to the relationship between the Ministry of Health, the K.H.M.H. and the public.   Dr. Marvin Manzanero, Director [...]

Healthy Living: Nurses, Take Care of Yourselves

It’s a profession that is well-known for its difficult shifts and long hours.  Nurses provide around the clock care to patients. While they are one of the experts in providing [...]

Healthy Living: Stay Fit, Stay Dry

If you’re preference for fitting in daily exercise is a nice outdoor jog or walk in the mornings or evenings; then surely the onset of the rainy season is not [...]

Know Your Status: Test for HIV!

Belize joined regional efforts today to encourage testing for HIV, particularly by men. Across the country, centers were open for persons to get tested and know their status. The trends [...]

Northern Regional Hospital set to Operate

The Northern Region Hospital today officially opened its newly renovated operating theatre. For two years, medics were using an interim facility that didn’t allow the team to do the extent [...]

19 Certified as Caregivers

Nineteen women today graduated from a certificate course in the basics of care giving, an important job as the population of Belize ages. The Belize Training and Employment Center collaborated [...]

Helping Special Populations with Puppetry

Last week, a group of roving caregivers attended two training workshops to learn how to use puppetry in childhood simulation, as well as educational and therapy work. Mexican Puppeteer Raquel [...]