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Schedule for Diabetes Month Released

Activities commemorating the international day of recognition for diabetes have been scheduled for the month of November.  Diabetes, otherwise known as the silent killer, is among the leading causes of [...]

National Library Service Hosts Health Fair

Ebola and Chik-V pose potential threats to the health of Belizeans. ChikV is not as dangerous, but is prevalent in the region; but Ebola is deadly and as a recent [...]

Healthy Living Looks at Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever

Over the past few months, there has been an increased attention on viral infections like Ebola and Chikungunya; but, there is one viral menace that is sweeping across the nation [...]

Test Results Positive for Dengue, Still No Chik-V Cases in Belize

Despite the presence of the epidemic in neighboring Central American countries as well as in the Caribbean, there are still no reported cases of CHIK-V in Belize. That’s the report [...]

World Pediatric Project Helps Kids With Facial Deformities

For the tenth consecutive year, a team of plastic surgeons will be conducting a two-day clinic in Belize. Doctors Alan Burke and Howard Krein will be heading this year’s mission [...]

Milagro Garel on World Pediatric Project Fund Raiser

  The annual plastic surgery clinic is among the many health programs that are provided by the World Pediatric Project. Country Representative, Milagro Garel told News Five today about the [...]

No Official Assistance for Benque Accident Victim

On August sixteenth, Benque resident Yanie Cu was driving Yolanda Valencia to the market in San Ignacio when they collided into a vehicle driven by Deputy Commission of Police Miguel [...]

Yanie Cu Needs Your Help

Yanie Cu left a bill of eleven thousand quetzales in Guatemalan and he will need to return there for therapy and more treatment. So far, with a complete lack of [...]

MoH Celebrates Dental Health Week

Aside from preparing to deal with the Ebola virus and Chikungunya, the Ministry of Health this week has been building awareness on the importance of healthy teeth. Dental Health Week [...]

Still No Confirmation of CHIK-V in Belize

Tonight, officials from the Ministry of Health are still anxiously awaiting the results of testing on four samples which were sent to Trinidad. The persons tested, all from the Las [...]

Healthy Living looks at the importance of visiting a doctor

We all know – even if we don’t practice the habit – that when we’re feeling under the weather or experiencing strange pains or symptoms; that it is advisable to [...]

No Confirmed Cases of Chik-V in Belize…Not Yet!

Facing the threat of the dread Ebola, the nation went on high alert, which is a polite way of saying we panicked. There’s no threat from that particular source any [...]

Vector Control Unit Resources in Action

Dengue has been identified in certain communities across the country, and that is where the Vector Control Unit pumps its resources. Like in Las Flores, for example, the team collects [...]

Belize Prepares for Ebola

With the news that the health worker aboard the Carnival Magic had tested negative for Ebola, the threat to Belize was gone. But it was a wake-up call, sent home [...]

Boy with Leukemia in Critical Condition

Late September, we showed you ten-year old Cleyon Marage Junior; who is afflicted with Acute Myloid Leukemia. The young student cannot get medical treatment in Belize and his mother made [...]

Friends Seek Medical Assistance Abroad

Marage Junior is in critical condition and pediatrician, Doctor Cecilio Eck, has taken on his case. His mother says that Doctor Eck does not agree with him traveling because he [...]

Belize Prepares for Ebola

It has now been confirmed that a lab technician who was a passenger on the Carnival Magic cruise ship, has been cleared of the Ebola virus. Tests were done on [...]

MoH Prepares Infection Control Training Schedule

Important training sessions will continue throughout the week to further sensitize frontline workers on the dangers of Ebola.   Via Phone: Dr. Marvin Manzanero, Interim Head, Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of [...]

Ebola Scare Off the Coast of Belize City!

The possibility of a threat from the deadly Ebola virus placed the nation on edge on Thursday night, but tonight there is a sigh of relief. The scare started when [...]

Carnival Magic Passenger is Quarantined Onboard Cruise Ship

Prime Minister Dean Barrow was also at this morning’s press conference to quell fears. He reiterated that if there had been any way at all that he could have assisted [...]

P.M. Barrow Says No to Medevac from P.G.I.A.

Barrow says that he thought that was the end of the matter, until he was informed later in the day that the plane was in the air. But despite the [...]

Ministry of Health Outlines Comprehensive Response to Ebola Threat

The immediate implementation of those new immigration policies is one prong of G.O.B.’s preparation for the threat of Ebola. The Ministry of Health, in the face of Thursday’s wake up [...]

Quarantine Area to be Set Up at P.G.I.A.

The order for seven hundred and fifty hazmat kits has already been placed through the Pan American Health Organization. The order will be some time in coming, since those kits [...]

Healthy Livings looks at the importance of washing your hands

The seventh Global Hand Washing Day was commemorated on Wednesday, October fifteenth. The focus on this basic good hygiene practice may seem immaterial to some but, in reality it is [...]

Is Belize Really Prepared for an Ebola Outbreak?

On major international news agencies, the news today was about Ebola and how countries are preparing to deal with any eventuality. The virus has been detected close to the Jewel [...]