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“Vaccines are Everybody’s Business”

This week is being dedicated to raise awareness on the importance of vaccines in preventing diseases and protecting public health. Hand hygiene is an easy and effective way to prevent [...]

2019 Cancer Awareness Flyer Unveiled

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month today the Office of the Special Envoy for Women and Children in partnership with the Belize Cancer Society unveiled its 2019 Cancer Awareness [...]

Belize City Woman Recounts Her Terrible Ordeal at the K.H.M.H.

Twenty-nine-year-old Tracy Mackinnon says that the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital is giving her a hard time to settle a claim against the national referral hospital.  In May 2017, Mackinnon was [...]

Tracy Mackinnon Says K.H.M.H.A. Playing Hardball

The original offer was increased to seventeen thousand dollars but the settlement has not been completed as yet. According to Mackinnon, she was later diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and [...]

Police Continue to be Trained as Part of M.O.H.’s Mental Health Operational Plan

The death of Nestor Vasquez Junior in July following a violent attack inside a holding cell at the Queen Street Police Station, has brought into sharp focus the need for [...]

Acute Units for Mental Patients at Public Hospitals in the Pipeline

Vasquez’s family issued a release earlier this week. In the aftermath of death of the sixty-year old and the celebration of World Mental Health Day, the family is asking that [...]

World Mental Health Day Focuses on Suicide Prevention among the Youth

Mental Health manifests itself in various forms and can affect just about everyone, but only ten percent of the population receive mental health care in the country. That is because [...]

Suicides Stats: Men at Extreme Risk for Various Reasons

Statistics show that thirty-one persons in 2018 committed suicide in Belize; the majority were among the youth population and primarily men. To every female suicide death, seven men die. And [...]

Healthy Living Goes Inside the Welcome Resource Center

Today we celebrate World Mental Health Day. Several activities were planned in commemoration, including a speech contest we heard about earlier in the newscast. On October, twenty-sixth, the Mental Health [...]

“Working Together to Prevent Suicide”

This week Belize joins the international community in raising importance of mental health. World Mental Health Day will be observed on Thursday under the theme “Working Together to Prevent Suicide”. [...]

Healthy Living: The Elderly in Belize

Recently, the more common news reports about the elderly population in Belize have been about crimes where older persons are victims. It is just one of the vulnerabilities that this [...]

Agreement Reached; Impasse Broken between K.H.M.H.A. and Workers Union

The K.H.M.H.A. Board and the K.H.M.H. Workers Union have come to an agreement. The parties were at an impasse over several issues including the union’s demand for the removal of [...]

Wellness Week 2019: Building Healthy Schools

Promoting a healthy life style at an early age has significant benefits. It promotes the ability of children to learn, grow and develop into healthy adults.  This week, expos were [...]

K.H.M.H. Workers Union Wants Medical Chief of Staff Gone!

Last week, News Five reported on brewing troubles at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. The K.H.M.H. Workers Union met with medical officers who have been disgruntled for the past few [...]

Healthy Living: Saving Limbs, Saving Lives

Every six seconds, someone in the world dies from diabetes. That’s as much time as it took me to read that statement. According to the International Diabetes Federation in 2017, [...]

DHS Office Confirms 3 Dengue-Related Death

The Office of the Director of Health Services is reporting three dengue-related deaths since the outbreak of dengue in Belize. They include two maternal cases that were recorded back in [...]

Woman from Southern Belize Dies after Contracting Dengue

The family of a woman from southern Belize is claiming that a loved one died due to dengue. An outbreak was detected months ago and the number of cases continues [...]

Dr. Marvin Manzanero: Seek Medical Attention to Avoid Critical Situations

As we reported earlier this week, Stann Creek is showing the second highest rate of dengue infections in the country. A total of one thousand nine hundred clinically confirmed cases [...]

Healthy Living: New Support Group to Help with Dementia

The twenty-first of September is Independence Day for Belize, but in the rest of the world, it will be commemorated as World Alzheimer’s Day. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common [...]

Increased Mercury Levels in the Macal River; Fish Not Safe for Consumption

The New River up north is contaminated and is having negative effects on the population, though there are signs that the river is recovering.  In the west, increased levels of [...]

Over 1,900 Clinical Confirmed Cases of Dengue in Belize

The number of confirmed dengue cases in the region continues to grow and in Belize, since the start of the year, there are currently one thousand nine hundred plus clinically [...]

A Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Address Dengue

But with the rains starting and school in session, the Ministry of Health is in discussion with other ministries and stakeholders to ensure that the population that is being affected [...]

Healthy Living takes a look at Glaucoma

By now you know that a yearly eye test is advised to maintain and protect your vision. But an eye exam can also detect diseases like Glaucoma that can rob [...]

More than three thousand cases of dengue detected countrywide

There is an update on the number of dengue cases detected in the country. The Office of the Director of Health Services states that the total number of cases countrywide [...]

Classes Remains Closed for Students of La Inmaculada RC School

The Ministry of Education continues to monitor the situation as it pertains to La Inmaculada R.C. School. The school is located a few hundred feet away from the New River [...]