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M.O.H. Wants to Ban Soft-drinks From Schools

The Ministry of Health wants to ban soft-drinks from schools countrywide, a move which has already been implemented in some Caribbean countries.  The announcement was made by Health Minister Pablo [...]

MOH and Mayors Sign MOU

Fifteen million people between the ages of thirty and seventy worldwide die as a result of non-communicable diseases such as cancers and diabetes which are the largest preventable causes of [...]

Healthy Living: PG Yogi Studies in India

Tonight we share this story about a young man from Punta Gorda who recently returned from studying across the globe far away in India. He completed his studies through a [...]

G.O.B. Announces Expansion of Hemodialysis Programme

The Government of Belize announced today that it will be expanding the hemodialysis programme to cover more than twice the number of patients with end-stage renal failure. According to the [...]

A National Consultation on Health of Adolescents

Today, young people from across the country gathered at the Biltmore Plaza for a national consultation spearheaded by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, the [...]

National AIDS Commission Launches User Friendly App to Encourage HIV Testing

The National AIDS Commission is introducing an innovative way to get more people tested. They have developed an app which they are making available for free and can be downloaded [...]

Some Relief for Dialysis Patients

End-stage kidney disease, or renal failure, continues to be a life-threatening affliction that many Belizeans grapple with.  Treatment of chronic disease includes hemodialysis, which uses a machine to filter blood [...]

Belizean Doctor Wins PAHO Award

The Technical Advisor for the Maternal and Child Health Unit of the Ministry of Health, Doctor Natalia Largaespada Beer, was conferred with the 2018 Pan American Health Organization Award for [...]

6.8 Million Euros for Strengthening of Health Sector

A grant agreement between the European Union, the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization for roughly seven million Euros has been signed for a period of four [...]

The K.H.M.H. at 23!

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital turned twenty-three on Saturday. The authority at the national referral hospital, which has endured good and bad times, held a brief ceremony to acknowledge the [...]

Prime Minister Dean Barrow Recovering Very Well

Prime Minister Dean Barrow continues to recover from spinal surgery in Havana, Cuba. On Wednesday, he received the President of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, who was accompanied by his wife [...]

Healthy Living: Get Your Child’s Eyes Checked

School children are now settling back in the classrooms so if you didn’t, it is still a good time to check their eyes for any emerging vision problems.  There are [...]

An Ambulance is Donated to Boost Emergency Services in Southern Belize

There is limited number of ambulances to serve patients in southern Belize, but that number grew by one today.  With assistance from the Rotary Club of Edmonton, Canada and the [...]

Healthy Living: Preventing Emergencies on Carnival Day

One of the busiest days of the year for emergency medical response teams is carnival day which is this Saturday. In tonight’s Healthy Living, we find out why and what [...]

Suicide Prevention Flag flies high at Battlefield Park

A person dies every forty seconds by suicide which represents over eight hundred thousand deaths every year across the world. And there is up to twenty-five times that many who [...]

Billy White Villagers are Concerned About the Disposal of Dead Cattle Near a Water Pump

There are health concerns in the remote village of Billy White. It is small village of about two hundred families in the Cayo District. The village is not often mentioned [...]

PM Heads to Cuba for Spinal Surgery

Prime Minister Barrow is traveling to Cuba this weekend where he will be undergoing medical surgery on his spine on Tuesday.  He will be gone for most of September and [...]

G.O.B. Hits Back At Brodies for Importing Medicine without Proper Labeling

G.O.B. has promptly responded to statements made by James Brodie and Company Limited, an importer of pharmaceuticals. On Wednesday, Brodies claimed that it stands to lose some ninety thousand dollars [...]

Healthy Living: Starting the School Year Healthy

Free paper bun… the summer holidays are over and classes resume at primary schools this coming week.  Parents are busy with getting books and uniforms, but there are other activities [...]

Brodies Set to Lose $90,000 in Medication Due to Importation Regulation

As the issue over the importation of pharmaceuticals continues to unfold, Brodies and Company Limited, which has one of the biggest pharmacies, says that it stands to lose ninety thousand [...]

Why Containers of Pharmaceuticals Remain Stuck at Port

Earlier this year, we reported on a shortage of medical supplies as well as medicines. The Ministry of Health had given assurances that the shortage was been taken care of, [...]

National Diabetes Self-Care Programme Launched

Today, the Ministry of Health launched the National Diabetes Self-Care Programme. It will be rolled out in the six districts for community health workers to be trained in diabetes prevention, nutrition and [...]

Southern Belize Experiences Flooding

On Saturday night, torrential rains caused a portion of the Southern Highway to be impassable. Pictures show the bridge in Jacintoville, eight miles outside Punta Gorda Town, flooded with about [...]

Healthy Living: Working Moms Who Successfully Breastfeed

If you’re expecting or a new mom, you may have noticed that breastfeeding – specifically exclusive breastfeeding – is being promoted all over. Celebrities, health officials, all the baby sites [...]

4-Year-Old Camalote Fire Victim Flown Out to Shriners

The Burn Victim Mercy Fund has stepped in once again to assist a minor who received severe burns to the body last week. Before midday today, four-year-old Unique Ramclam was [...]