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National AIDS Commission to Offer Health Workers Training

Healthcare workers from different health regions today completed the first component of a three-part training to build their capacity to provide care to clients, particularly those who are suffering from [...]

Shyne Says He Thinks a Replacement WRH Is a Waste of Money

The government’s proposed replacement hospital for the Western Regional Hospital in Belmopan has raised serious concerns, particularly for the K.H.M.H. Workers Union. In a release issued on May twenty-fifth, the [...]

PM Briceño Responds to K.H.M.H.A. Union

The Briceño administration’s ninety million dollar plan to build a new health facility in Belmopan has been criticized, particularly by the K.H.M.H. Workers Union. The shortage of medical personnel at [...]

Does Your Dog Have Heart Worms?

And while we now have a better idea of what foods we can mix and cook for our dogs, there is also another serious health concern that dog owners might [...]

Mobile Land Clinic in Port Loyola

Today, the mobile land clinic of the Ministry of Natural Resources made its way to south side Belize City, specifically the Port Loyola division. As early as eight-thirty this morning, [...]

$90 Million from Saudi Arabia to Construct Hospital in Belmopan

The Government of Belize is preparing to construct a ninety million dollar, tertiary level, hospital in Belmopan. The funds for the construction of the state-of-the-art facility are being provided by [...]

Opposition Leader Objects to $90 Million Belmopan Hospital

The Leader of the Opposition lambasted the prime minister for the proposed construction of a ninety million dollar hospital in Belmopan. According to Barrow, the public health sector is in [...]

Belizean Woman in Merida Hospital Needs Financial Help to Return Home

A Belizean woman is indisposed in a Merida hospital bed and is in need of your assistance to clear a huge medical bill in order for her to return home. [...]

Punta Gorda Radiologist to Be Placed on Interdiction Following Sexual Assault Allegation

Last night, we told you that thirty-nine-year-old radiologist Desmond Arzu has been charged for the crime of sexual assault. The charge stems from a complaint that was brought against him [...]

MOHW Hosts Nursing Long Service Awards Ceremony

The Ministry of Health and Wellness hosted a Nursing Long Service Awards Ceremony today, in recognition of Nurses Week. Over a hundred nurses were recognized for their years of service [...]

Nurse Cynthia Guild Receives Long Service Award

Cynthia Guild, a career nurse of forty-five years, was honored during today’s ceremony with a lifetime achievement award. Guild retired in 2013 as a clinical instructor, returned to service and [...]

I.M.F: Belize Has Rebounded Strongly from COVID Pandemic

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund has concluded a consultation with Belize on its economic performance since the COVID pandemic and has issued a detailed report. The I.M.F. [...]

COVID Included as Part of MoHW’s Monitored Infectious Diseases under Surveillance

Last week, the World Health Organization declared that COVID-19 is no longer deemed a public health emergency of international concern, though it did hasten to add that the shift in [...]

WHO: COVID is No Longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

The coronavirus disease, otherwise known as COVID-19, is no longer deemed a public health emergency of international concern. The World Health Organization made the announcement today, after more than three [...]

Lupus Teenager Fights for a Kidney

Her story made waves across social media when the public learned of a fourteen-year-old student battling an incurable disease that has compromised her kidneys. Vicky Samos only discovered her condition [...]

Symptoms of New COVID-19 Variant Include Pink Eye

A new variant of the COVID-19 virus sweeping India shows unique symptoms in children.  The sub-variant of Omicron has been identified in twenty-two countries, including Singapore, Australia, the U.K. and [...]

Medical Professionals Celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week with Health Fair

This week, medical and health professionals are celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week and today they held a health fair at the Central Health Region on Princess Margaret Drive. In attendance [...]

ComPol Williams Implores His Officers to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

A.S.P. Yearwood’s death has also brought into focus the need for police officer to maintain good health while working long hours in often stressful environments. Today, Kareem Musa, the Minister [...]

Lithuania Donates COVID Paediatric Vaccines to Belize

Belize has received yet another donation of pediatric vaccines, this time from the Government of Lithuania. On Tuesday, the Honorary Consul of Lithuania Carlos Perera handed over the donation of [...]

Health Minister Reacts to Huge Bust of Contraband Medication

There was a huge bust of contraband pharmaceuticals over the weekend in Orange Walk. The information is that customs officials intercepted a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck on the San Antonio [...]

M.O.H.W. Increasing Cadre of Community Healthcare Workers

The Albert Area Representative also made reference to the number of non-established staff in the health sector which since 2022 has been up to six hundred and forty-one. The wage [...]

Budgeting for Nurses’ Allowance; Adjustments Coming

Speaking about the increase in allowance for community healthcare workers, nurses have been migrating for better wages. It is among the many issues that have been brought to the Ministry [...]

COVID Vaccines Donated to Belize; Are You Getting Vaccinated?

For many, it has been out of sight and out of mind, but COVID is still very real – new cases are being detected and patients are accessing medical facilities. [...]

Special Olympics Belize Braving the COVID Pandemic

With over three hundred Special Olympic athletes across the country, Chairperson Doctor Maxine McKay spoke of how they were able to stay engaged during the height of the COVID pandemic [...]

Senator Elrington Uses Facebook Post to Slam Government on State of Health System

Elrington also criticized the government for the state of the public healthcare system and the cost of medication for some medical conditions. He used the plight of Glenn Tillett, a [...]