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Belize Cancer Society California provides prosthetic breasts

Antonette Pilgrim, of the Belize Cancer Society of California, is currently in the country. She spoke to News Five today about a month long series of activities involving cancer awareness [...]

Healthy Living Looks at Gestational Diabetes

There aren’t statistics available in Belize about how often women develop gestational diabetes. In the US, though, it is estimated that as many as one in ten women will develop [...]

Ministry of Health supports removal of Carlos Perera and Gary Longsworth

The nation’s largest referral hospital has been taking some solid hits lately, with the revelations of significant steps taken by the Board of Governors. Chair of the Board Chandra Nisbet-Cansino [...]

Minister of Health says he is behind the special audit at the K.H.M.H.

Minister Pablo Marin went one step further than saying he knew about the decisions of the Board. He says he was visited by the Chair who updated him on the [...]

A new fleet of vehicles for the Ministry of Health

This morning, the Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health benefitted from a donation of eleven Toyota Hilux pickup trucks, courtesy of the European Union in collaboration with the [...]

Still no answers on the alleged misuse of funds Southern Regional Hospital

While the K.H.M.H. is the current hot topic in the news, everybody’s still waiting to see what will happen with the very disturbing case of the Southern Regional Hospital. As [...]

C.E.O. Peter Allen speaks on Central Health Region administrator

In the case of Central Health Region administrator, Police were not called in. An audit revealed serious irregularities, misuse of funds and the alleged breaching of the financial orders by [...]

KHMH CEO Speaks About ‘Product of Conception’

On June thirtieth a discarded fetus was discovered under a hospital bed in the observation room in the Accident and Emergency Ward. It caused a stink, both literally and in [...]

Rotary Club Donates Medical Supplies to the KHMH

Today the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital received a much needed donation of medical supplies from the Sunrise Rotary Club in Belize. It’s the result of a collaboration between the local [...]

Healthy Living Takes a look at food poisoning

Summer is here! It’s hot, it’s humid and many families need very little excuse to spend some time outdoors. Unfortunately, bacteria also loves hot and humid conditions. This is part [...]

Minister of Labour Godwin Hulse says no dispute over Danini Contreras

Danini Contreras is the daughter of U.D.P. Minister Erwin Contreras. She is also the newly appointed Director of the Drug Inspectorate, a post that was created for her. It’s an [...]

HIV/AIDS 2013 Report shows 241 new cases of the disease

At the beginning of June, the Ministry of Health, through its National Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and other STIs Program, released its 2013 report for the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the country. [...]

Stakeholders meet to discuss the implementation of cancer policy

A two-day cancer consultation concluded today at the Radisson Fort George Hotel. Stakeholders from various agencies and ministry officials convened to look at the cancer plan that was developed in [...]

More questions than answers in the death of a Corozal newborn

Twenty days ago, baby Laureny Pena was born to Corozal resident, Laura Pena, by cesarean section. She was past the due date by a week, but nothing seemed amiss and [...]

Mourner come up on skull in graveyard

Police are investigating the discovery of skull seen inside a broken tomb at the Lord Ridge Cemetery in Belize City. It was detected on Monday evening by mourners attending a [...]

Tourist dies on diving trip at the Blue Hole Natural Monument

A tourist collapsed and died while on a diving trip at the Blue Hole Natural Monument. The U.S. visitor, Larry Smith, was along a group of nineteen tourists who left [...]

Still no charges against Southern Regional’s Administrator Nasley Sommerville

As much as three hundred and seventy thousand dollars was siphoned off from the Southern Regional’s Maternal and Child Health account over two years. Administrator Nasley Sommerville has been fingered [...]

Belize clear of CHIKV, but remains on full alert

Since chikungunya fever became an emerging threat within Latin America and the Caribbean in April, the spread of the mosquito-transmitted infection has been closely monitored regionally.  The number of CHIKV [...]

Vector Control Unit outlines MOH strategy

According to Chief Operations Officer Kim Bautista, of the Vector Control Unit, the combination of two particular species of disease-transmitting mosquitoes is responsible for the rapid spread of chikungunya across [...]

PASMO debunks the myths of HIV testing on Healthy Living

The Caribbean Regional Testing Day was established in 2008 as a designated day in June to promote HIV testing. Throughout the Caribbean, Ministries of Health, Scotiabanks, and other local agencies [...]

Healthy Living looks at burnout and how it severely impacts your life

It’s expected that we will experience stress every day in our lives for many different reasons. But when your responsibilities at work or home, or in some cases both become [...]

The story of a stillborn whose grandmother claims he didn’t die at birth

An investigation is now completed at the Western Regional Hospital where a young mother was told her baby was stillborn. Allisha Bell says that before she was wheeled into the [...]

Western Regional Hospital gets a new psychiatric ward

New Horizon is back in Belize; a collaboration between local and US military forces. This year the focus is on health, and today the Western Regional Hospital, thanks to New [...]

Healthy Living looks at MG, a rare autoimmune disease

This June is a special awareness month for a disease you’ve probably never heard about. It’s called Myasthenia Gravis (MG), a very rare auto-immune disease causing muscle weakness which affects [...]

Is Peter Allen on his way out?

Ministry of Health C.E.O. Peter Allen has come under serious and sustained fire recently. There have been public allegations made against him by parties in the Ministry of Health who [...]