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Pfizer Vaccines Expires in May

As of May thirtieth, Pfizer vaccines will no longer be available in country. The last batch of Pfizer vaccines in Belize will expire at the end of the month.  Additionally, [...]

Highlighting K.H.M.H. Nurses on Nurses Week

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital is staffed with one hundred and seventy nurses. On each shift, five nurses are assigned to each of the thirteen units that make up the [...]

MedSafe Donates $20,000 Equipment to K.H.M.H.A.

MedSafe, a Belizean pharmaceutical company, donated an Accula P.C.R. testing machine with cartridges to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. The equipment, valued at twenty thousand dollars, is used to generate [...]

A Health Fair for Inmates at the Belize Central Prison

Hundreds of inmates had an opportunity today to seek expert advice on medical conditions that they may be suffering from behind prison walls. It’s the resumption of a health fair [...]

Walk/Run/Dance Concludes Autism Month 2022

Hundreds of Belizeans turned out across the country and simultaneously participated in a walk to conclude Autism Month 2022. In Belize City, the biggest group yet came out; signaling that [...]

Belize Moves Towards Being Malaria-free

Belize has made an application to the World Health Organization for it to be declared a malaria-free country. For the past few days, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has [...]

KHMH Receives Medical Supplies from US Government

It has been in existence since 1995 when the old Belize City Hospital was decommissioned. Twenty-seven years later, with a fixed subvention from the government and a growing number of [...]

KHMH Trying to Source New CT Machine

And while the K.H.M.H. was lucky to receive some much-needed medical supplies, the hospital is still without an important piece of equipment. The C.T. Machine has been out of commission [...]

KHMH Seeing Better Days but Still Enforcing COVID Protocols

With the number of new COVID-19 infections and deaths on the decrease, many people believe that the virus that only months ago was still wreaking havoc in Belize is now [...]

Payment Plans Possible from Patients with Outstanding Bills

Cansino explained that people with high hospital bills with the K.H.M.H. can work out payment plans to cover their debts. She said that a lot of times, patients’ bills are [...]

Mental Health Practitioners Take Part in Training

Mental health practitioners from the country’s four primary healthcare regions are taking part in a series of training workshops on mental health. The workshops take into consideration the fact that [...]

Shortage of Human and Infrastructural Resources Are Main Challenges in Delivering Mental Health Care

While the training is timely, there are other challenges that mental health practitioners and caregivers face. Nurse Iveth Quintanilla indicated that shortages in human and infrastructural resources are among the [...]

Women’s Mental Health Awareness Workshop Set for Saturday

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at community in Belize City is having two events this coming weekend. Imam Arslan Warraich explained to News Five today that one of the events caters to [...]

P.G. Resident Working to Change Young Lives

Meet twenty-two-year-old Darnell Oden from Punta Gorda. He is a physical trainer at Peini Fitness Gym who is dedicating his time to youth empowerment. He has also been hosting basketball activities [...]

COVID Still Real, So Be Careful During Your Easter Travel

While restrictions have been eased on either side of the border, COVID is still real. Ambassador Oscar Arnold cautions Belizean travelers to Mexico to remain vigilant, practice social distancing and [...]

8 New COVID Deaths – Ministry of Health Explains

On Monday, the Daily COVID-19 Report of the Ministry of Health and Wellness shared that there were only fourteen new confirmed cases and that active cases are as low as [...]

Reviewing Process Using Belize Health Information System

The process includes the revision of death certificates that have been entered into the Belize Health Information System, by doctors and health professionals and includes laboratory results, imaging studies, and [...]

Has Revision of COVID Deaths Helped in Fighting Pandemic, Other Diseases?

From February fourteenth to April ninth, there have been about thirty reported COVID-related deaths. This encompasses the two months since the revision process started. These numbers include those deaths that [...]

HIV/AIDS Response Gets Boost from Global Fund

The Global Fund has approved three million U.S. dollars in funding to Belize to advance the nation’s response to HIV/AIDS. Although the COVID pandemic has been dominating the news recently, [...]

AIDS Commission to Prioritize Most Vulnerable Demographic

Recent data suggests that two out of every three new H.I.V. infections occur in populations of men who have intercourse with other men. As a result, the National AIDS Commission [...]

A Wheelchair Accessible Disability Bus

Today, a wheelchair accessible bus was handed over to the Disabilities Desk within the Ministry of Human Development by a recently established business process outsourcing company in Belize City.  News [...]

Activities to Celebrate Autism Month

It’s Autism Month and activities held across the country are led by Autism Belize. This young organization is creating awareness, bringing the needs of autistic people and their families to [...]

Autism Belize: Policy Action is Next Step

Founder and executive chair of Autism Belize, Christy Castillo Almeida says that outside of visiting school and talking about improving special education as well as being more inclusive, there is [...]

G.O.B. & PAHO Sign Agreement for Road Safety Project

An agreement has been signed between the Government of Belize and the Pan American Health Organization for technical cooperation in mental health and psychosocial care through the Second Road Safety [...]

Some Celebrating End of Mask Wearing; Others Not So Sure

It’s All Fool’s Day, but there’s really no prank being played with the removal of the mask restriction. Effective today, April first, you are no longer mandated to wear a [...]