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Was DHS Michael Pitts Booted Out of His Office Before Retirement Deadline?

Director of Health Services Doctor Michael Pitts is retiring from his post as third in command of the Ministry of Health.  His departure however, is not without controversy, as News [...]

Chik-V Cases Confirmed in Corozal

The first confirmed case of Chikungunya was recorded in Belize’s public health archives back in November, following a rash of the mosquito-transmitted fever across the Caribbean and Latin America. Since [...]

Healthy Living Looks at Tips to Staying Hydrated

Belize has been experiencing below average rainfall and above average temperatures. All Belizeans can attest to the discomfort of high temperatures but one warning that we all need to take [...]

Healthy Living and Diarrhea Dos and Don’ts

It’s not one of the most comfortable issues to talk about but, as one of the most commonly reported illness; we figured there must be some information that you needed [...]

Children Across the Country Prepare for National Eye Screening

In September, the Belize Lions Club will be carrying out a national eye screening exercise for toddlers and up to fourteen-year-old. Through a grant from the Lions Club International Associations [...]

Healthy Living has First Day of School Jitters

The first day of school – usually the first image that comes to mind is of an eager toddler heading out to the first day of preschool. But the first [...]

Minister of Labor Comments on K.H.M.H. Salary Adjustment Negotiations

A little over two weeks ago we told you about the go-slow at the K.H.M.H. that resulted from some six hundred employees’ disgruntlement with G.O.B.’s refusal to grant salary increases, [...]

Elective Surgeries to Resume at K.H.M.H. on Monday Says Dr. Adrian Coye

The nation’s largest hospital was hit with a national embarrassment earlier this week when news broke that the K.H.M.H. was unable to facilitate elective surgeries and that there were no [...]

Breast is Best at the Workplace

It’s World Breast Feeding Week and Belize culminated its observance with an all day workshop to discuss breastfeeding and work. While there are no pieces of legislation that mandate work [...]

Is There a Dengue Outbreak in the West?

The Ministry of Health is currently dealing with an outbreak of dengue fever. A rash of the disease is being confirmed in the country, a concentration of which has been [...]

15 Cases of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Diagnosed Across the Country

The dengue virus is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito which reproduces in areas where stagnant water is not properly drained.  Despite an awareness campaign which remains ongoing, the ministry [...]

MOH: Prevent Dengue By Cleaning Up Your Environment

According to health officials, additional manpower has been brought in to assist with fumigation efforts, as well as the application of larvicides.  Residents are required to do their part to [...]

K.H.M.H. C.E.O. Addresses Bed Scarcity

Still on health related matters, the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital is faced with yet another embarrassing dilemma which has forced the national referral facility to suspend elective surgeries until Monday, [...]

Dr. Adrian Coye Says CT Scanner is Operational Once Again

A similar concern had been raised about the diagnostic X-ray scan.  The CT scanner has been out of service for quite some time and it was only on Friday of [...]

Breast is Best in Healthy Living

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from first to seventh August in more than one hundred seventy countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the [...]

Shortage of Beds at K.H.M.H.

Two weeks ago, the staff of the national referral hospital went on a brief go-slow, canceling all referral services from the districts. That was called off after a meeting with [...]

Tropigas Donates to Diabetes Association

Today, the Diabetes Association was gifted with a donation valued at a little over three thousand dollars. Tropigas has partnered with the association before, so when the association went calling [...]

Heart Clinic in City

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in Belize according to recent figures from the Ministry of Health. The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital has been providing treatment for [...]

Healthy Living Looks at Healthier Skin

Do you have scars from acne that you desperately want to be rid of? Well, you’ll definitely find this segment of Healthy Living of interest. We visited with a dermatologist [...]

Diabetes Association Hosts 5th Annual Camp

Did you know that a significant percentage of the population is diabetic? And that another significant number of persons do not even know they have the disease? Well, the Belize [...]

Healthy Living Looks at Speech Therapy

In this segment of Healthy Living we discuss speech therapy. In Belize, the Inspiration Center offers these services to children with speech impediments to help them overcome the frustration of [...]

Cancer Patient Richard Smith in Dire Need of Public Assistance

A Belize City mother is asking for the public’s assistance to help get her son to Loma Luz Hospital in Cayo. Hilda McKoy says that her twenty seven year old [...]

Grieving Mother of Deceased Cancer Patient is Thankful for Public Support

But Angela Smith has lost her battle to cancer. Back in March, her mother Michelle Smith was at our studios asking for assistance for Angela, who was diagnosed with cancer [...]

Go-slow at K.H.M.H. Called Off, All Parties Meet to Negotiate Salary Adjustment

The news from the K.H.M.H. tonight is that medical services are back on track. It follows a go slow that started on Friday and continued over the weekend when some [...]

Minister of Health Remains Tightlipped on Details of Discussion

Following the lengthy two and a half hour discussion, Minister of Health Pablo Marin would emerge optimistic, bearing what can only be described cautiously as good news since none of [...]