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BAHA lifts alert for Avian Influenza in Cayo districtn
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BAHA lifts alert for Avian Influenza in Cayo districtn

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) lifted the alert for Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) in the Cayo district on Wednesday. According to World Health Organization standards BAHA can declare the area once again free of avian influenza three months after decontamination. BAHA said in a […]

PAHO: Canned and processed foods responsible for obesity
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PAHO: Canned and processed foods responsible for obesity

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter Industrially processed and canned goods, including fast foods and sugary beverages are fueling increased obesity rates throughout the region, according to a new report by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). The report indicates that importation and sales of these products have risen in […]

Rat bites newborn inside hospital incubator; DHS says new hospital needed in Belmopan
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Rat bites newborn inside hospital incubator; DHS says new hospital needed in Belmopan

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter An ongoing rodent infestation intervention initiative at the Western Regional hospital in Belmopan reached a different level on Friday when medical officials at the facility discovered that a rat had entered a newborn’s incubator, undetected, and bitten the baby. The incident happened early on Friday, […]

Chikungunya-like symptoms surface in Corozal
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Chikungunya-like symptoms surface in Corozal

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter The Ministry of Health is investigating four suspected cases of Chikungunya (Chik-V) In the Corozal district. On Friday the Corozal Town Hospital revealed that it was treating several persons with symptoms of the virus. All the cases originated in the Altamira area, Corozal Town. The […]

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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 […]