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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 [...]

Healthy Living: The Surprising Benefits of Yoga

As the celebration of International Day of Yoga approaches, a number of people are looking forward to taking advantage of a first time experience at the multiple gatherings planned for [...]

New Clinic in Double Head Cabbage to Serve Belize River Valley

Beyond the Horizon keeps on giving – today they handed over a brand new health clinic in Double Head Cabbage to the Ministry of Health. Measuring 2100 square foot, the [...]

Giving Blood to Save Lives

Save lives and give blood. Across the globe today, blood banks encouraged one and all to become voluntary blood donors to save patients battling for their life. Now, while the [...]

New Extension to Western Regional Accident and Emergency Area

The Western Regional Hospital got a major upgrade today. The works done on an Accident and Emergency unit will enhance the capability of the hospital to accommodate more patients. Added [...]

Save Lives, Give Blood!

June fourteenth is celebrated annually as World Blood Donor Day. As early as eight o’clock, persons are encouraged to visit the National Blood Bank office inside the Central Region Compound [...]

U.S. Opens New Ladyville Health Center

The key for a new health center was delivered today by the U.S. Government to the Ministry of Health. The project was undertaken by the Beyond the Horizon 2017 humanitarian [...]

Ministry of Health Takes Control of Pharmaceutical Imports

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Health issued a notice through the office of the Director of Health Services, informing that the processing of all customs entries for pharmaceutical products will [...]

Healthy Living Beats the Summer Heat

The heat has been very intense over the past few weeks and it is only the beginning of summer. You’ve heard the message countless times about staying hydrated and out [...]

Public Health Tackles Mosquitoes at Start of Rainy Season

The hurricane season, also known as the rainy season, opened last Thursday which means that there is a serious danger of contracting dengue and zika.  The diseases are carried by [...]

AIDS Commission Honored for Regional Testing

The Belize National AIDS Commission and Executive Director Enrique Romero were recognized with the Tenth Anniversary Regional Testing Day Innovative Outreach Award for their contribution to the Regional Testing Day [...]

Healthy Living: Milk Still Does a Body Good

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations celebrated the first World Milk Day in 2001. It was meant to be a day to remind people across the world [...]

Tobacco a Threat to Us All; NDACC, Cancer Society Team Up

“Tobacco, A Threat For Us All” was the theme that guided activities to mark World No Tobacco Day. The activities also coincide with the culmination of a month of events [...]

The Gift of Mobility for Belize’s Disabled

Caribbean Motors in Belize City today hosted a special donation ceremony by the Saint Paul Lutheran Church of Fort Worth, Texas and the Central American Lutheran Mission Society, in association [...]

Thousands Take a Walk Against Cancer

Over five thousand persons put on their walking shoes and trekked the nine-mile walk from Ladyville to Belize City in the annual Cancer Walk. Saturday’s walk saw families and friends [...]

Gateway Youth Center Hosts Health Fair

The saying goes that youth is wasted on the young. But as proven each time someone dies at a younger age than expected – whether by homicide or other natural [...]

Healthy Living: Could You Be Like EMT Javier Canul?

For the first time, Belize is commemorating World E.M.S. Day. Emergency Medical Services is an integral part of health care continuum. We may never think of how important it is [...]

Giving the Gift of Life for Needy Children

Hundreds of Belizean children are treated for congenital diseases annually, through the Rotary Club of Belize’s Gift of Life Program. This year, however, the program went a step further and [...]

Celebrating 26 Years of Belizean-Cuban Cooperation in Medicine

Doctors, Nurses, Technicians and other medical personnel gathered at the Inspiration Center for the first Cuba-Belize medical symposium. The event was put together to mark twenty- six years since Cuba [...]

How You Can Support Cancer Patients

It is Cancer Awareness Month and there is a flurry of activities taking place across the country.  In Belize the upcoming two weekends will see two of the Belize Cancer [...]

Riding and Walking for Cancer Awareness

May is half-gone, but two major activities are coming up in the promotion of Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer has been reported as the second leading cause of death in 2016, [...]

Speaker Honors Fellow Nurses at House

This week is Nurses Appreciation Week and the Nursing Association and Nurses and Midwives Council of Belize have held various activities to honor the largest and most unsung portion of [...]

Healthy Living Trains for Strength and Muscles

If you’re a regular gym rat, then tonight’s Healthy Living will probably tell you information you already know. But for others, there’s a very important element of your fitness journey [...]