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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 [...]

Ministry of Health Says Clinic that Treated Baby Ricardo Was ‘Non-Functional’

The clinic which treated five-month-old Ricardo Quintero is shut down tonight, following an investigation by the Ministry of Health. Following the departure of the original owner a few months ago, [...]

What Killed Baby Ricardo? Health Officials Stumped

Doctor Manzanero told News Five that their investigation of Baby Ricardo’s death overlapped with that of the investigation into the clinic, but to affix a particular cause of death and [...]

18 Graduates from 2-Level Training Course to Fight Epidemic Outbreaks

The study of epidemiology involves analysing statistical data to identify the causes of outbreaks, or epidemics, of diseases from AIDS to Zika, and using that analysis to isolate potential causes [...]

Ending Stigma and Discrimination on H.I.V.

One of the biggest challenges for persons affected by HIV/Aids is reducing the stigma and discrimination to people living with the disease.  One organization is hoping to decrease the violation [...]

Can You Help Toledo Boy Defeat Skin Condition?

A family from the deep south is asking for urgent financial and medical assistance for a young boy living with a painful skin condition known as dermatitis. Nelson Choc of [...]

Healthy Living: Eyes and Technology

By now you know that technology is a mainstay in our lives. And while tech gadgets upgrade at pace that many of us can’t keep up with; we can appreciate [...]

Going Beyond the Horizon

In commemoration of World Press Freedom Day, local journalists and media personalities were invited for a fly over of Belize from the Belize District over to the Cayo District. Treated [...]

Why Did Baby Ricardo Quintero Die in Independence?

There is a disturbing report of the death of a five-month-old baby in the south.  The newborn boy died on March third, under rather mysterious circumstances.  It is believed that [...]

Healthy Living and Child Care Development

For the first few years of a child’s life they are totally dependent on their parents and caretakers for all their basic needs. There have been successful strategies implemented in [...]

Vaccination and How It Helps Kids Stay Healthy

The Ministry of Health has embarked on an exercise this week to get persons immunized from a number of preventable diseases. At schools and work places, health personnel are encouraging [...]

Investing in Child Care Development

The Ministry of Health is hosting a two-week “Care for Child Development National Trainers Workshop” in Belize City. The focus of the seminar is to enable personnel from the Ministries [...]

A Strategic Plan is Rolled Out for Pesticide Use

The Pesticides Control Board launched their 2017-2021 strategic plan developed in partnership with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, with support from the U.N.D.P. and the D.O.E. The plan [...]

Healthy Living Looks at Conflict Resolution.

It is a fact that conflicts will be inevitable in any relationship that you have – that includes your spouse, your children, your family, within your workplace and even your [...]

Boy drowns in a vat in San Pedro

Six-year-old Zaeem Vicente Torres, a resident of San Pedro Town, lost his life over the Easter weekend in a most bizarre incident. The infant was at a restaurant along with [...]

BERT Gives Residents Tips for Emergencies

The official authorities have been very handy for tips to Belizeans to have a safe and happy Easter weekend. Earlier this week, we had the point of view of chief [...]

Where Were K.H.M.H. Docs, Nurses?

And so while the emergency responders gave themselves good grades, what happened to the Karl Heusner Hospital itself? The hospital does have a mass casualty plan for situations like these, [...]

BERT Close to Agreement with Government on Service

Back in September, the Ministry of Health reached an accommodation with Belize Emergency Response Team to pay salaries for its emergency medical technicians and services beyond the annual government subvention.  [...]

BERT Plans to Take Over Ambulance Service Across Belize

Long-time national coordinator for the Belize Emergency Response Team, Yvette Burks, has handed over management of the organization to businessman Andre Carillo of Orange Walk. She continues to hold a [...]

Official Opening of U.S. Army South’s “Beyond the Horizon”

Last week the U.S. Army South held a meeting with local partners to conclude their final plans for Beyond the Horizon 2017.  The project will see investments of over ten [...]