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Rotary Gift of Life Program holds August clinics

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Rotary Club of Belize held the final session of its gift of Life paediatric cardiology clinics on Sunday at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH). The clinics, provide free cardiology (heart) checkups and treatments to children and youths, and also coordinate with hospitals in […]

MOH staff trained in post-crash care
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MOH staff trained in post-crash care

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Government of Belize, as a part of the Belize Road Safety Project, facilitated special training for Ministry of Health staff in post-crash care for road traffic accident victims. Twenty-one MOH staff attended the workshops, sponsored by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development and […]

KHMH resumes business as usual
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KHMH resumes business as usual

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority (KHMHA), this week resumed normal operations, after briefly suspending elective surgeries. According to the KHMHA, the numerous trauma cases, which halted procedures due to no availability of patient beds, has been dealt with according to the hospitals predicted schedule. […]

Citizens can help reduce vector borne diseases says MOH
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Citizens can help reduce vector borne diseases says MOH

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Ministry of Health, in its latest vector control program report, cited citizen engagement as a major challenge in combating the spread of vector borne diseases. The Report, which details the statistics and interventions in reducing Dengue fever, Malaria, and Chikungunya, showed that while strides […]

Belize observes World Breast Feeding Day
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Belize observes World Breast Feeding Day

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Belize joined with over 175 countries all over the world this week to celebrate World Breast Feeding Day. To culminate a week’s worth of awareness activities on the importance of breast feeding, the Collet Education and Resource Center organized a workshop at the Radisson Fort […]

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PUP launches National Tour in Cayo district

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter The People’s United Party (PUP) launched its National Tour in San Ignacio Town, Cayo on Sunday at the Octavio Ochoa Park – an event called a People’s Assembly. The event saw the attendance of about 700 party supporters from across the country, and several PUP […]

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 […]