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Government seeks to monitor usage and safety of pharmaceuticals

The Ministry of Health hopes to put in place a plan to monitor the use, effectiveness and safety of medications in Belize. This initiative is the first of its kind [...]

Healthy Living: Advice for Parents

The summer is over, and schools across the country have begun re-opening their doors. Tonight’s Healthy Living offers some helpful advice for parents to aid their children through the upcoming [...]

New River’s Health Continue to Deteriorate

The Department of Environment will be holding a public meeting on Friday to disclose information regarding the health of the New River. The public is expected to be informed of [...]

Dengue on the Rise in Northern Belize

The number of cases of persons infected with dengue fever continues to rise in the northern districts.  According to Director of Health Services, Dr. Marvin Manzanero the spike in new [...]

Only Two Deaths from Dengue Fever says MOH

While the numbers in Belize and Toledo districts are fairly low, they may be the result of an under-reporting of cases.  Despite the number of hospitalizations across the country, the [...]

Dangriga Polyclinic Staffers Stage Sick-out

Members of staff at the Dangriga Polyclinic are up in arms over what they describe as an injustice being perpetrated on them. Some eight employees staged a sickout today for [...]

Healthy Living: Portion Control

Healthy eating can be difficult, with all the fad diets and vilifying of foods or even food groups. It’s hard to know if you’re getting it right. Any nutritionist will [...]

2 Suspected Maternal Deaths Due to Dengue in Belize

There are two maternal deaths in Belize suspected to be the result of dengue fever. That’s the information coming out of the Ministry of Health tonight, several weeks after an [...]

The Community Needs to Help Eliminate Mosquito Breathing Sites

Across the Central American region, there have been many deaths since the outbreak was detected and thousands more infected. As the numbers in Belize continue to climb, Doctor Largaespada Beer [...]

Belize Adopts the International Code as Breast-Milk Substitutes

Breast is best. It’s a slogan we have heard for years and the Ministry of Health wants Belize to take it seriously.  According to PAHO, breastfeeding is vital to a [...]

Healthy Living: How Serious is Dengue? What You Should Know

Even though there has hardly been as much rain as we’d see in the annual rainy season; there is currently an outbreak of dengue in Belize. For anyone who has [...]

An Update on the Southern Regional Morgue

In April, the People United Party fired off a release stating that the country should be appalled and outraged over the malfunctioning morgue at the Southern Regional Hospital.  On Friday, [...]

Cleopatra White Polyclinic Certified Mother-Baby Friendly Facility

An initiative to promote breastfeeding took place today as part of activities to celebrate Breastfeeding Week. The Cleopatra White Polyclinic in Belize City was designated as a mother/baby friendly facility. [...]

Let’s Empower Parents to Enable Breastfeeding.

It’s Breastfeeding Week in Belize and the proponents of breastfeeding are championing family support to help moms. The focus is on supporting both parents, with the inclusion of fathers to [...]

Dengue Cases on the Rise; 40% are Children

For the past two weeks, we have been reporting on the dengue outbreak in Belize and tonight the situation continues to spiral as the number of confirmed clinical cases has [...]

The Southern Regional Morgue out of Commission, Again

While we were with the Director of Health Services, we asked him for an update on the status of the morgue at the Southern Regional Hospital. On Friday, residents from [...]

Healthy Living: “Empowering Parents; Enabling Breastfeeding.”

World breastfeeding week starts today and continues to August eighth. This year’s theme is “Empowering Parents; Enabling Breastfeeding.”  While breastfeeding is often seen as the sole responsibility of the mother, [...]

Confirmed Dengue Cases Continue to Spike in Belize

Health authorities continue to monitor the cases of dengue as the number of persons affected continues to spike across the country.  Today, the Director of Health Services confirmed to the [...]

Ministry of Health Monitoring Dengue Cases in the Region

There are four stereotypes of dengue in Belize; strains two and three are the more predominant ones being detected. The goal is to prevent a severe case of the disease, [...]

Dengue Outbreak: Recognizing the Symptoms & Alerting Authorities

The Ministry of Health is battling a dengue outbreak which is prevalent up north, with the Orange Walk District reporting the highest number of confirmed cases. Dengue is caused by [...]

An Outbreak of Dengue Fever in Belize; Ministry of Health on High Alert

An outbreak of dengue fever has been reported, seven months into 2019, and the number of cases so far is already more than twice the figures for the entire 2018. [...]

Belize City Man Takes Legal Action against K.H.M.H.A.

Legal action is being taken against the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority for malpractice and negligence. Belize City resident Floyd Reneau says that the doctors at the K.H.M.H. failed to [...]

Floyd Reneau Alleges that Malpractice Led to his Common-Law’s Death

According to Reneau, a biopsy was done, but he was told that the results returned negative for any signs of a disease.  Her condition, however, worsened to the point that [...]

K.H.M.H.A. says Matter is Being Reviewed by Legal Counsel

That wrong, Reneau says, was done by health officials at the K.H.M.H.  After his attorney sent a letter to the authority, Reneau met with Director of Health Services Doctor Marvin [...]

Caring for Trafficked Persons: Guidance for Health Providers

A manual combining research, field experience and good practices for providing health services to victims of human trafficking has been introduced by the Ministry of Health and the International Organization [...]