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Caregivers learn about mental health and aging
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Caregivers learn about mental health and aging

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter The Mental Health Association focused on Friday on a real part of the human life as it relates to mental health – old age. The association enrolled its caregivers in a workshop to discuss different realities of mental health that affect mainly the elderly, and […]

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Mental health medication shortage at an end

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Patients in Belize who suffer from mental conditions such as schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder can now receive medication at eight different locations in the country, after the Ministry of Health (MOH) ended the shortage of mental health medications. Chief Executive Officer in the MOH, Dr. […]

Surveys reveal homophobia is down; domestic abuse, teenage sex are up
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Surveys reveal homophobia is down; domestic abuse, teenage sex are up

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Two surveys which the UNAIDS conducted over the past 16 months on issues related to attitudes toward sexuality, sexual education and people’s behavioural practices revealed on Friday that more Belizeans are accepting/tolerant towards homosexuality compared to the wider Caribbean, with the exception of Suriname. The […]

Cervical Cancer awareness drive hits BTL Park
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Cervical Cancer awareness drive hits BTL Park

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Belize Cancer Society of California, held a cervical cancer awareness drive entitled, “Not Clear – Get Checked”. The drive was to inform women of all ages on the symptoms of cervical cancer and the risks associated with not detecting it early. The event had […]

US Navy medical mission in Belize
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US Navy medical mission in Belize

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The United States Navy Vessel, the USNS Comfort and its crew are in Belize on a medical mission to provide surgeries and other much needed healthcare services. The mission, entitled “Continuing Promise 2015” was officially launched on Friday morning at the Fort George Memorial Park, […]

Salud Mesoamerican 2015 project goes into phase 2
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Salud Mesoamerican 2015 project goes into phase 2

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter This week people in the healthcare system gathered in Belmopan for the second operation meeting of the Salud Mesoamerican 2015 (SM2015) Initiative. The four-day workshop began on Tuesday at the George Price Center for Peace and Development in Belmopan, and gathered representatives from entities such […]

Belize celebrates World Health Day
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Belize celebrates World Health Day

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter Belize is celebrating the 65th observance of World Health Day, through the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) with a week of activities. On Tuesday representatives from the Ministry of Health will make […]

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, […]