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Debunking seatbelt myth with Healthy Living

Frequent reports on traffic accidents in our nightly newscasts; and that’s because we don’t even get a chance to report on all traffic mishaps that take place. Road Traffic Accidents [...]

Dengue On the Rise in Belize City

Dengue is on the rise in Belize City…that’s the news coming out of the Public Health Sector. The Central Health Region is reporting that since July there has been a [...]

Vector Control Unit to Commence Mass Spraying

According to the Health Unit, the spike, in most cases, is due to the lack of maintenance of property in south side Belize City. District Supervisor of the Central Health [...]

2 Administrators in the South Put on Suspension Following Health Audit

The public health system is once again under intense scrutiny, following the suspension of a pair of administrators from the Primary Care Provider Clinics in Dangriga and Punta Gorda, respectively.  [...]

Healthy Living Looks at Children With Developmental Disorders…

A few weeks ago, we featured a special medical mission running diagnostic tests on children with developmental disorders.  As with all other medical conditions, early detection is directly related to [...]

Healthy Living Looks at Breastfeeding

World Breastfeeding Month is being celebrated globally to encourage new and expecting moms to give their newborns the best start in life with breastfeeding.  The overall aim is to have [...]

Healthy Living Heads to Diabetes Camp…

Countrywide, there are many camps being hosted for children to occupy them during their summer break. It’s a win-win situation for parents and children as parents get to keep the [...]

BCVI Formally Handed Keys to New Office Space

BCVI and the Lions have been in partnership for decades. Today, the official handing over of two projects that BCVI was able to secure through the local Belize Lions took [...]

Healthy Living: Medical Mission Works With Inspiration Center

Currently, the Friends of Pediatrics N.G.O. is hosting a highly anticipated medical mission for Belizean children. Over thirty families will be directly impacted by the work of two visiting medical [...]

What’s Going On At San Pedro Clinic?

Earlier, we reported on the murder of San Pedrano, Felix Alamilla. His death has brought to light a serious problem on the main tourism island of San Pedro. For years, [...]

Nasley Somerville A No-show At PSC Hearing

Nasley Sommerville, the former administrator of the Southern Regional Hospital, was a no show at a scheduled Public Services Commission hearing today in Belmopan. Sommerville was named prominently in an [...]

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 [...]