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Ministry of Health on alert; CHIKV detected in Latin America and the Caribbean

CHIKV, a mosquito-borne virus which causes an illness similar in transmission to dengue fever, has become an emerging threat within Latin America and the Caribbean.  Infection causes an acute fever [...]

Healthy Living has useful tips to stay safe if you plan to hit the water

Easter is here and within the next few days, thousands of Belizeans will travel to their favorite watering hole for some rest, relaxation and fun. One of the unfortunate side-effects [...]

Health Officials defend appointment of Minister’s daughter to top post

It’s been a month since the Pharmacy Association has been expressing concern about the appointment of the daughter of Minister Erwin Contreras to the post of Director of Drug Inspectorate [...]

A fleet of support vehicles donated to the Ministry of Health

This morning, the Ministry of Health received a fleet of health support vehicles from the United Emirates. The twenty-six vehicles are valued at three hundred thousand dollars; essentially they are [...]

C.E.O. Peter Allen gives update on audit reports at hospital

There have been reported irregularities in two hospitals; the Southern Regional as well as the Central Regional Hospital. In the south, the Hospital Administrator Nasley Sommerville was suspended last October, [...]

Kidney Association holds annual health fair

There was another event not far from our studios. The Kidney Association in Belize held its annual health fair at the Lion’s Club Parking Lot on Princess Margaret Drive. The [...]

Healthy Livings looks at a Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

Complimentary & Alternative Medicine, or CAM, is a term used to describe non-mainstream health approaches. Some of these approaches are used together with conventional medicine – complementary and some are [...]

World Health Day 2014 celebrated

World Health Day is being commemorated universally today.  In Belize City, representatives from the Ministry of Health, as well as the Pan American Health Organization, PAHO, formally recognized the day [...]

San Ignacio residents concerned about murky running water in their homes

Residents in San Ignacio are concerned about a recurring problem in the western municipality. It has to do with the supply of running water inside homes. On Wednesday for about [...]

Healthy Living has the tips on how to treat an embarrassing health condition for women

There are some bodily functions that – as adults – we are just expected to always be in control of. In fact, once you are passed the toddler stage, it [...]

Cervical cancer; the media gets a first-hand training on symptoms and treatment

The plights of many afflicted with various forms of cancer are compelling stories that are often told by survivors of the illness.  While their testimonies focus primarily on coping with [...]

Inspiration Center inspires many to attend grand opening

The idea for the Inspiration Center was birthed in 2012 and since then Special Envoy for Women and Children Kim Simplis Barrow has been hard at work making that dream [...]

The impact of technology on your vision in Healthy Living

Time for a little mathematics….Try to add the number of hours you spend looking at a computer monitor, smart phone, tablet, e-reader and yes, even the hour or so you [...]

Former Chief Magistrate Margaret Gabb McKenzie hospitalized

News Five has learned that former Chief Magistrate Margaret Gabb McKenzie is hospitalized, and has been so since last Friday. A family member told News Five that McKenzie started having [...]

The official closing of USAID/PASCA Project in Belize

Stakeholders in the fight against HIV/AIDS, a cross-section of government, as well as other non-governmental organizations, including the National AIDS Commission, gathered at the Biltmore this morning to review the [...]

Healthy Living looks at cervical cancer and screening

Cervical cancer continues to be the leading cancer related death among women in Belize. Over the years this has spurred several pap smear campaigns countrywide. According to Gynecologist & Oncologist, [...]

Japan provides US $120,000 for Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at the K.H.M.H.

Today at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital the signing of a grant agreement between the national referral hospital, the Offices of the Special Envoy for Women and Children and the [...]

PASMO holds an open day

The younger population is mostly vulnerable in contacting sexually transmitted diseases, especially HIV/AIDS. It is an issue that PASMO, the Pan American Social Marketing Organization, has been targeting with a [...]

Pharmacy Association lashes out at MOH on appointment of the daughter of Minister Erwin Contreras

Political connections and lucrative appointments – that’s always been commonplace in Belize, almost as traditional as rice and beans. But that doesn’t make the pill any easier to swallow. Today, [...]

Pharmacy Association says she does not meet requirements

The association has pulled no punches with the issue of its release, stating that the appointment is based on a preferential political agenda and asking that the situation with the [...]

Healthy Living looks at boosting your infant’s alertness and development

Last week, to kick off Child Stimulation Month, Civic Education Coordinator at the Department of Human Services, Diana Pook, explained why stimulation is important at an early stage of a [...]

Cop stabbed eighteen times remains hospitalized

Twenty-five year old police constable Abimael Romero remains hospitalized after being stabbed multiple times in Orange Walk on Sunday morning.  The officer was reportedly in town visiting with his in-laws [...]

Inaugural sickle cell clinic held at the K.H.M.H.

Today, an inaugural sickle cell clinic was held at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Sickle cell is a disease of the blood which can result in a lot of pain [...]

Finnegan back in Belize following spinal surgery

Minister of Housing Michael Finnegan returned to the jewel this afternoon after a round of successful spinal surgery. Finnegan left Belize for the U.S. late last month and was treated [...]

Healthy Living explains the basics of child stimulation

Child Stimulation Month is celebrated in March. This year’s theme is: “Where our future begins”.  Many parents are known to focus on the formal education of their children; but development [...]