Health

  • Is the fish on your plate safe?

    The Ministry of Health has issued an advisory after suspected ciguatera or fish poisoning was detected in persons that had eaten barracuda bought from a fish vendor in Ladyville. The Ministry...

  • Taiwan makes donation for the fight against chronic renal failure

    Yesterday the Republic of China, Taiwan, officially handed over more than two hundred and twenty thousand US dollars to the Ministry of Health for its Capacity Building Project for the Prevention...

  • Dialysis patients must pay for treatment according to Minister of Health

    The Minister of Health also spoke about dialysis offered to patients. A patient would need dialysis when they develop end stage kidney failure –usually by that time they have lost about...

  • Minister of Health calls for ban of soft drinks in schools

    Last month the Ministry of Health released statistics which named cardiovascular diseases as the number one cause of death in Belize so far for this year. Cardiovascular diseases have also placed...

  • The Challenges In a Growing Population of Importers

    The Ministry of Health is still developing its national online drug registry with the objective of having quality and standard medication distributed to consumers in Belize.  The participation of all importers...

  • Helpage Welcomes New Physiotherapist

    Helpage Belize is the signature organization when it comes to addressing the needs of older persons.  Its services range from medical to leisure for both men and women.  Adding to those...

  • Making Breastfeeding Sustainable

    There was not much fanfare or publicity on the celebration of Breastfeeding Week but it did begin yesterday and will run up until Monday, August 7 under the theme “Together We...

  • Training of Trainers Underway for New HFLE Primary School Curriculum

    Almost five years ago, in September 2012, the Ministry of Education bowed to public pressure and removed the HFLE Manuel from primary schools with a commitment to review the lessons.  The...

  • Mental Health Is Everyone’s Business

    Belize, for the first time is partnering with the National Board of Certified Counsellors International to have training workshops on the issue of mental health via BTEC, the Business and Technology...

  • 7th Annual Diabetes Camp Underway

    For the seventh consecutive year the Belize Diabetes Association opened its one week summer camp in Belize City. The five day camp runs through to Friday, August 4 and entails presentations...

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