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European Union grants Belize $30 million
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European Union grants Belize $30 million

This week the Ministry of Health announced that it has received a $30 million grant from the European Union. Chief Executive Officer in the ministry, Dr. Peter Allen, explained that the Ministry applied for the grant under the 11th cycle of the European Development Fund, through the Ministry of Economic […]

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Puerto Rico takes new approach to child obesity

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter To address the high prevalence of child obesity, Puerto Rican Senator Gilbert Rodriguez Valle introduced a bill which could have the parents of obesed children fined. The bill, which was introduced on Wednesday, would subject parents to a fine if their child’s obesity could be […]

Empowering women will help end HIV epidemic says UNAIDS Executive Director
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Empowering women will help end HIV epidemic says UNAIDS Executive Director

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Michel Sidibé, executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme/AIDs worldwide. Sidibé, in an article published, highlighted that in countries the world over, circumstances are putting women and girls at greater risk of HIV infection than their male counterparts. Those issues included gender inequalities, poverty, […]

NHI expands northwards to Czl
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NHI expands northwards to Czl

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter The National Health Insurance was extended to the Corozal District, with services available to roughly 16,000 residents from Corozal Town, Patchakan Village and neighboring communities, at two clinics – the Corozal Polyclinic II, which was built on the Corozal Hospital compound, and the Patchakan Presbyterian […]

Ministry of Health to host field epidemiology training
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Ministry of Health to host field epidemiology training

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Ministry of Health, in the upcoming week, will hold a Field Epidemiology Training for its members who are responsible for surveillance of diseases and outbreaks. The training is the basic portion of a three-tier course which has an intermediate and advanced level. Those who […]

KHMH CEO says he will not defend wrong in negligence
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KHMH CEO says he will not defend wrong in negligence

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority is scheduled to meet with Lucia Martinez on Monday following allegations of the hospital leaving cotton swabs insider her body after delivering a baby. Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, Dr. Adrian Coye, said this week that he has […]

Spine Overseas concludes week long surgical clinic
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Spine Overseas concludes week long surgical clinic

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Seven Belizeans have benefitted from having complex spinal surgery done at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital through the international organization Spine Overseas. The team from SOS conducted a week long clinic at the KHMH, where they performed two surgeries on patients with degenerated spines, four […]

Chik-V confirmed in Belize
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Chik-V confirmed in Belize

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Belize has confirmed its first case of of Chikungunya. The case originated in the Las Flores area of Belmopan and the test result taken in September came back positive this past Wednesday. The victim is a 34 year-old woman, but her case is not the […]

Belize celebrates World Diabetes Day
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Belize celebrates World Diabetes Day

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Belize joined other nations on Friday in observing World Diabetes Day. The day, observed annually on Friday November 14, was celebrated under the theme “Healthy Living.” The Diabetes Association of Belize held a health fair at the Battlefield Park to raise awareness about the day […]

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Matron Roberts holds health fair

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter The Matron Roberts polyclinic held its third annual health fair on Friday with informative boths and testing available. Matron Roberts Administrator, Alexy Rosado said they had a total of 17 booths offering a wide variety of useful health information to the public. This year’s […]