Health & Science

NFSS Initiates DNA Database Project: Collection of Genetic Samples Underway

The National Forensics Science Service (NFSS) is working to establish an in-country deoxyribonucleic (dee-ak-see-rai-bow-no-klay-uhk) acid
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Caribbean Moves Initiative: Belize Focuses on Improving Workers’ Health

In our continued coverage of the Caribbean Moves initiative that Belize signed onto last week
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Belize Advances Science Agenda: Stakeholders Discuss National Strategy

The Government of Belize continues its push to advance science and technology with a stakeholder
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Belize Adopts Caribbean Moves Framework to Address Non-Communicable Diseases

Yesterday, we told you of the Caribbean Moves Framework that Belize’s Ministry of Health and
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Belize Joins ‘Caribbean Moves’ Initiative to Combat Non-Communicable Diseases

Belize is joining member states of CARICOM in what is referred to as, ‘Caribbean Moves’. 
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Opposition Criticizes Government’s Health Insurance Scheme Expansion

Collet’s Area Representative Patrick Faber also rose to criticize the government’s expansion of the National
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Central American Bank Representatives Collaborate with Belize on Health Sector

Representatives of the Central American Bank of Economic Integration (CABEI) are in Belize to work
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Opposition Demands Transparency: Calls for Key Players in National Health

Additionally, in yesterday’s presentation by the Leader of the Opposition, he called on the Briceno
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Ministry to Collaborate with Mental Health Unit to tackle suicide

In an exclusive interview with the Minister of Human Development and Families, Dolores Balderamos Garcia,
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GLOBE Program Hosts Science Education Training in Belize

Representatives of the Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program are in
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Health Minister Ensures KHMH CT Scan Machine Functionality

Minister of Health and Wellness, Kevin Bernard, paid a visit to the Karl Heusner Memorial
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Mother in Need of Medical Assistance Struggles with Health and

A mother of 4 is in dire need of medical help and financial assistance to
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Belize to receive grant funding under GCF CARICOM Project

Belize will be one of the beneficiaries of a regional project by the Green Climate
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PACT Grants Financial Aid to Natural Resource Students, Boosting Education

11 students who are pursuing a degree within the Natural Resource sector were provided with
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GOB breaks ground for the San Pedro Hospital

Today was historic for the islanders of Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker as they bore
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Healing Hands Abroad Provides Free Surgical Care in Belmopan and

Healing Hands Abroad (HHA) has been providing free consultations and surgical care to patients in
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Belizeans in Los Angeles Organize Fundraiser for Vital Medical Equipment

A group of Belizeans in Los Angeles are holding a fundraiser to support a donation
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Belize Red Cross Partners with CARPHA for Mosquito-Based Disease Survey

The Belize Red Cross is teaming up with the Caribbean Public Health Agency to launch
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World Pediatric Project Conducts Neonatal Training in Belize Hospitals

World Pediatric Project partnered with the Ministry of Health and Wellness to conduct a series
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Boledo Sales to Bolster Belize Health System: PM Briceno Forecasts

The Government of Belize is expecting to collect an estimated seventy million dollars from the
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NFSS Engages Southern Belize Students in Forensic Science Outreach

Personnel from the National Forensic Science Service (NFSS) were in southern Belize today as a
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Belize Launches Investment and Business Climate Action Plan

Several stakeholders gathered to officially activate the Belize Investment and Business Climate Action Plan (BIBCAP)
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National Healthy Start Eating Program well underway

The National Healthy Start eating program by the Ministry of Education, Culture, science, and technology
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Kim Simplis Barrow Named President of Belize Cancer Society

Former Special Envoy for Women and Children Kim Simplis Barrow, is the new national president
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Youth Ambassadors receive exemplary Humanitarian award

The Love Foundation will be awarding two American youth for their humanitarian works for Belize. 
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Belize Tourism Board Teams Up with Hospital for KHMH renovation

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is partnering with the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) to
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Ministry of Health hosts Health Expo in Belize City

The plan to control the sugar intake of students in primary and secondary school is
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Government Sends Warning to Importers of Fake Meds

The government is sending a stern warning to persons involved in the illegal importation of
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Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Celebrates Milestone: Three Successful Open-Heart Surgeries

It has often been tainted with negative and derogatory remarks, but tonight, the Karl Heusner
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Health Minister Responds to Backlash Over X-Ray Machine Approval: Clarifies

The Minister of Health has responded to criticisms surrounding the Cabinet’s publication of its approval
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Kidney Association of Belize Holds Annual Meeting: Members Gather to

Over the weekend the Kidney Association of Belize held its annual General Meeting in Belize
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Ministry of Health Prepares Expo on Sugary Drink Ban

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is preparing to hold a health and nutrition expo
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MOHW investigates suspected case of meningitis

Health officials say that there is no recent confirmation of a diagnosis of bacterial meningitis. 
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Ministry of Health and Wellness Promotes Workplace Wellness Across Belize

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is promoting wellness in the workplace through a series
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Department of the Environment Donates Weed Cutters to Ministry of

The Department of the Environment donated fifteen weed cutters to the Ministry of Infrastructure Development
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Mystery Surrounds Death of 18-Month-Old Child, Investigation Ongoing

Two young parents are still trying to understand what went wrong on Friday when their
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Belize Receives over 4,000 Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines

While the Covid-19 is now regarded as just a flu, and the death cases have
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Ministry of Health and UB Collaborate to Certify Nurses in

Over seven thousand children are delivered in Belize’s hospitals every year, most of them delivered
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Commissioner of Police Prioritizes Mental Health Support for Officers

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams is keeping the mental health of his officers as a
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Two Decades of Impact: Medical Group Provides Critical Care to

Each year, dozens of medical groups arrive in the country to provide advanced and tertiary
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Belize Cancer Society Calls for Stronger Collaboration in Fight Against

The Belize Cancer Society is calling for greater collaboration between and among authorities, and the
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Ministry of Health Grants Licenses to Ten New Pharmacists in

This week, ten new pharmacists received licenses from the Ministry of Health and Wellness. The
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Construction of New San Pedro Hospital: Contract Signing Expected by

The contract to cement the construction works for a new San Pedro Hospital is expected
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Mental Health Association Commends Belize Commissioner of Police for Mandatory

The Mental Health Association (MHA) is commending the Commissioner of Police Chester Williams for his
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World Pediatric Project Conducts Plastic Surgeries for Forty Children in

Around forty children are receiving plastic surgery this week through World Pediatric Project. The organization
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Belize Cancer Society Launches Sticker Campaign for Cervical Cancer Awareness

The Belize Cancer Society- San Ignacio Branch joins the world in commemorating Cervical Cancer Awareness
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GOB seeks funding for $100 Million Wastewater Treatment Project

President of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), Ana Gisela Sanchez Maroto, is
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U.S. Pediatric Plastic Surgeons to Offer Surgeries in Belize

Pediatric Plastic Surgeons from the United States are coming to Belize on a medical mission
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Caribbean Region Faces Drier Weather: Belize Among Areas at Risk

The Caribbean region can expect an even drier weather than usual.  The Barbados-based Caribbean Climate
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KHMH Workers’ Union Elects New 9-Member Executive for Two-Year Term

The 9-member executive for the KHMH Workers’ Union was elected on Friday to serve for
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Healing Hands Abroad to Provide Free Surgical Care in Belmopan

Healing Hands Abroad will be conducting free consultations and surgical care in Belmopan and San
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Belize Secures Over BZ$3 Million in Grant Funding for Climate

The Government of Belize has received substantial grant funding of BZ$3,157,028 dedicated to advancing critical
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PM Briceno Highlights Healthcare Advancements and National Health Insurance Expansion

Durіng the Рrіmе Міnіѕtеr’s New Year Message, John Вrісеnо hіghlіghtеd thе ѕіgnіfісаnt аdvаnсеmеntѕ mаdе іn
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Health Ministry Secures New CT Scan for KHMH

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is finalizing the procurement of a new CT scan
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Health and Wellness Minister Addresses Medication Concerns

Minister of Health and Wellness Kevin Bernard, says that his ministry has been working on
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Ministry of Health Updates on Pharmaceutical Allocations: Efforts to Improve

Earlier this year, Minister of Health and Wellness Kevin Bernard explained that it is common
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Belize and other SIDS secure access to over $700 Million

Belize and other Small Island Developing States (SIDS) countries will be able to benefit from
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Health Ministry Launches ‘Holiday Don’t Drink and Drive Campaign’ for

The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW), through the National Drug Abuse Control Council (NDACC),
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Belize Introduces Pediatric Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine to National Program

The Ministry of Health & Wellness (MOHW) has added a new vaccine, the pediatric pneumococcal
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BAHA increases surveillance for the Christmas season

The Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) says it is increasing surveillance for contraband items and
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Opposition Senator Criticizes Expenditures

Earlier in this newscast we told you of the nearly eight seven million dollars being
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Authorities monitoring two cases of meningitis in Belmopan

Authorities are keeping a close eye on two cases of meningitis in Belmopan, involving two
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Belize gains access to $122m Adaptation Fund

Belize has gained access to as much as 122 million Belize dollars in grants for
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Belize and IDB Join Forces for “CLIMA” Program: A Focus

Belize and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have agreed to work together to focus on
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Tourism and Health Sectors Collaborate to Enhance Disease Detection: Strengthening

The tourism and health sectors are teaming up this week to strengthen their cooperation in
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Belize Observes World AIDS Day with Health Fair and Awareness

Today, Belize joins countries around the world in celebrating World AIDS Day. The global event
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Multi-Sector Collaboration Launches Flexible Loans for Education, Agriculture, and Business

Belizeans seeking to access loans for education, agriculture, or business, are expected to soon see
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Belize Marks World AIDS Day with Decline in New HIV

New infections of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) have decreased over the past two years, according
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New Medications and Measures Contribute to Decline in HIV Cases,

According to Dr. Manzanero, the implementation of public health measures geared at lowering HIV rates,
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Ministry of Agriculture Enhances Post Harvest Management with Cold Storage

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security is working with local farmers to improve the
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Health Ministry Issues Recall of Alegro Anti-Allergy Syrup

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has announced a mandatory recall of Alegro (Cetrizine) anti-allergy
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UNICEF Commends Belize’s Community Health Efforts

Health & Nutrition Specialist UNICEF, Sola Oladeji says Belize is doing well in community health
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World Prematurity Day Observed at KHMH; Ministry Launches Belize Newborn

World Prematurity Day was observed today at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) with a
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Health Minister Kevin Bernard Highlights Belize’s Participation at 2023 Global

Minister of Health Kevin Bernard recently returned to the country after representing Belize at the
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Opposition Leader Criticizes Government’s Supposed Forty-Member Delegation to COP 30

The Leader of the Opposition, Moses “Shyne” Barrow, says the government’s supposed forty-member delegation to
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Diabetic Patient Praises KHMH for Life-Saving Treatment

It is not every day that someone stops by our newsroom to sing praises of
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Ministry of Health & Wellness Celebrates Radiologists on International Day

The Ministry of Health & Wellness celebrated radiologists across the country. Today is being internationally
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Wesley College Students March to Kick Off Red Ribbon Week

It’s an event rooted in tradition, and today that tradition rang through as the students
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Ministry of Health Begins Disposal of Expired Pharmaceuticals

Today the Ministry of Health & Wellness began the disposal of expired pharmaceuticals. The Ministry
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Belize Waives Public Health Hospital Fees, KHMH Fees Remain Unchanged

Yesterday, the Government of Belize announced that it would be waiving fees at public health
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Belize Government Eliminates Fees at Public Clinics

The fees at public health hospitals and clinics are now being eliminated.  The government made
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PAHO/WHO Urges Community Efforts to Fight Dengue in Belize

The Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) are calling on communities to
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Ministry of Health Urges Cervical Cancer Screening in Belize

As Belize prepares to close out Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Ministry of Health and
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Pandemic Disrupted Childhood Vaccinations in Belize, Efforts Underway to Catch

The Ministry of Health and Wellness says that Belize traditionally enjoyed high vaccination rates for
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Medical and Dental Practitioners Gather for 40th Annual Congress in

Medical and dental practitioners from all over the country have been meeting for the past
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President of the NTUCB calls on PM Briceno to rush

Today’s tragic incident has reignited the campaign for the OSH Bill.  The Occupational Safety and
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Georgeville Health Centre Renamed ‘Margaret Spain Centre’ After Renovation

A health centre in Georgeville, Cayo District was refurbished and renamed to the Margaret Spain
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Ministry of Health & Wellness Investigates Discovery of Fake Tylenol

The Ministry of Health & Wellness continues to investigate the discovery of fake Tylenol and
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