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Healthy Living Looks at Polio

Vaccination week in the Americas and across the region; the focus is on countries to expand their coverage of immunization for infants and children. In Belize we have boasted for [...]

First Test for ZIKA Returns from Caribbean Public Health Agency…

The Ministry of Health confirms today that it has received the results of a first test of zika sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency. The sample sent to CARPHA [...]

…Sample Comes Back Negative

Even though, there is some comfort with the negative result of zika, the Ministry of health is proceeding with its protocols on how to prevent the vector borne disease. Doctor [...]

Healthy Living Looks at Zika and Microcephaly

While Ministry of Health officials await test results on suspected cases of Zika that have been sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency in Trinidad; the education and prevention strategies [...]

Still no Confirmed Cases of Zika in Belize, M.O.H. Prepares Nonetheless

Zika is not yet officially confirmed in Belize and that is because the country remains on a waiting list at Caribbean Public Health Agency as it relates to the testing [...]

Vector Control Unit Revisits Mosquito Breeding Grounds

On the ground, work by the Vector Control Unit of the Ministry has been ongoing since November of last year. But with the CDC’s travel notice, the ministry sprung into [...]

The Link Between Zika and Microcephaly

There are precautionary measures that are recommended for pregnant women or those who plan pregnancy since it is now confirmed that zika is linked to microcephaly and also the Guillain [...]

PM Barrow is off to Sign Paris Agreement in New York

Prime Minister Dean Barrow has departed the country on official duties. He is heading to New York for the Signing of the Paris Agreement which takes place at the United [...]

CDC Confirms Zika in Belize

The Center for Disease Control in the U.S. has confirmed that there is zika in Belize. The Ministry of Health, however, has not confirmed that report because it says it [...]

Raw Sewage Pumped into Haulover Creek Causes Public Uproar

Can you imagine a scenario where in Belize City, in 2016, raw sewage is being pumped into the Haulover Creek? Incredible, right? But it’s true. News Five visited a site [...]

How to Prevent ZIKA: A Few Tips You Should Follow

The Ministry of health says it will be providing information on the results of ZIKA tests next week. The samples were taken from two persons in the Stann Creek and [...]

Ministry of Health Continues to Probe for ZIKA in Belize

The Ministry of Health is working overtime in southern Belize where samples are being collected by personnel to be sent for testing at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) laboratory [...]

Healthy Living Looks at a New Physical Education Program

An interesting and totally rewarding program is taking place in our neighborhood. The House of Shotokan has teamed up with Nazarene High School to develop a physical education program as [...]

CDC Notice Prompts Local Field Investigation for Zika in Belize

The Ministry of Health issued a release late this evening on zika which until now has been detected in Central America, the Caribbean and throughout the rest of the region. [...]

Ashley Loses Her Fight with Cancer

On Sunday, at around one p.m., Ashley Rebecca Walker died at home, her mother Kayla by her side. She had been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in September 2014, shortly [...]

Is Belize Still ZIKA-free?

Is the ZIKA virus now present in Belize?  According to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, the recent transmission of the disease may have originated in Belize when an [...]

CDC Says ZIKA Virus Detected in US May Have Originated in Belize

The C.D.C. initially reported that the patient is, “an adult female resident who traveled to Belize from March fourteenth to nineteenth.  She had onset of fever and rash on the [...]

Workshop on Vector Borne Diseases Concludes in Belize City

A timely workshop on risk communication and community engagement around vector control and prevention of ZIKA, dengue and CHIKUNGUNYA concluded today at the Biltmore Plaza in Belize City. UNICEF is [...]

World Health Organization Focuses on Diabetes

In 2015, health expenditure for diabetes in the Americas was estimated at three hundred and eighty-two billion dollars and that staggering figure will increase to around four hundred and forty-five [...]

Healthy Living looks at how to prevent diabetes

Earlier in our newscast, we showed you the World Health Day Forum held under the theme “Beat Diabetes”. When we talk about diabetes, we often focus on knowing your status [...]

Ashley Needs Your Prayers

Six months ago, we brought you the story of inspirational warrior Ashley, fighting a mighty battle with a virulent cancer. She and her mother Kayla had just gotten some good [...]

An Ecumenical Chapel is Inaugurated at K.H.M.H.

Built with Petrocaribe funds, a chapel was today inaugurated on the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital compound. It will be used by religious denominations across the board and according to hospital [...]

Did Orange Walk Hospital Dispose of Fetus Without Mother’s Consent?

A young mother from the Belize District heard the most devastating news earlier this week. After suffering a miscarriage and preparing for the burial of her unborn child, she was [...]

HIV/AIDS Awareness Sees Launch of Mobile App

A mobile application to test your knowledge of HIV/AIDS was launched by the National AIDS Commission earlier today.  The product of two years of careful research, development and meticulous fine [...]

Infection – Get it Now on Google Play!

According to Chairperson Laura Longsworth, the rationale behind the development of the software was to come up with an interactive approach to sharing critical information about the virus with a [...]