Health & Science

Belize Cancer Society Hosts Men’s Health Forum Highlighting Cancer and

The Belize Cancer Society is hosting a special forum this week to focus on various
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Public Service Week Celebrations Kick Off with Health Walk in

Public officers across the country held activities this morning in commemoration of Public Service Week.
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Belize Observes World Blood Donor Day with Nationwide Blood Drive

Belize is observed World Blood Donor Day today with a countrywide blood drive.  According to
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Retired Teacher Henry Matthews Seeks Financial Help After Life-Saving Surgery

Retired teacher Henry Matthews is recovering from life-saving brain surgery, and his family is seeking
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Free Yoga Sessions Across Belize for International Day of Yoga

Jahro Yoga and the Rhythm of Change are collaborating to bring free sessions across the
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Police Department Sees Positive Impact on Officer Mental Health from

The Belize Police Department has seen tremendous results in the mental health of its officers
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Police Officers Denied Free Medical Care at KHMH, Forced to

Police officers are reportedly having trouble accessing free medical attention at public hospitals.  Love News
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Health Officials Prepare for Water Contamination Risks Post-Wildfires

As the fires slowly subside and as the high temperatures are expected to be eased
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Southern and Western Fires Worsen Air Quality, Affecting Health in

The fires burning in the south and west are impacting both rural communities and those
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DOE Hosts Mini Expo for World Environment Day

In commemoration of World Environment Day, The Department of Environment (DOE), within the Ministry of
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UNDP Donates Air Quality Monitoring Equipment to Belize

The Department of Environment also received air quality monitoring equipment today from the United Nations
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Ministry of Health and Wellness Hosts Forum on Tobacco Control

In commemoration of World No Tobacco Day, the Ministry of Health and Wellness held a
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Third Annual Alzheimer’s Seminar Held in Belmopan to Raise Awareness

The third annual Alzheimer’s Seminar was held today in the City of Belmopan. The annual
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World No Tobacco Day Focuses on Protecting Youth

Tomorrow is being observed as World No Tobacco Day, a day marked to highlight the
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Health Minister Bernard Attends World Health Assembly in Geneva

Minister of Health and Wellness Kevin Bernard is in Geneva, Switzerland attending the seventy-seventh World
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Generous Donation Boosts Southern Regional Hospital’s Equipment Supplies

A Dangriga resident, in partnership with the town council has donated over 200 hospital equipment
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Cayo District Reports Wildfires Amid Unusual Dry Season and Extreme

Wildfires have also been reported in portions of the Cayo District.  The destruction, however, has
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EMS Week Celebrated with Educational Children’s Day in Belmopan

In commemoration of international Emergency Medical Service (EMS) week, a group of EMS members hosted
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Health Ministry Switches to Private Telecom Provider for Cost Savings

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has switched telephone providers, going from a national company
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Cao Zhong Zhi Foundation Donates Medical Equipment to Belize Ministry

The Ministry of Health and Wellness received a substantive amount of medical equipment yesterday. The
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Pulled AstraZeneca Vaccine not the one administered to Belizeans says

Over the weekend, residents grew concerned after the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines were pulled from medical
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KHMH Unveils Lactation Lounge, Promoting Breastfeeding in Maternity Ward

The country’s first baby friendly hospital now has a lactation lounge. The renovated room within
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Belize Certified for Eliminating Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis

Belize is among several countries that is being officially certified for the elimination of mother-to-child
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Nurses Week Celebrations Kick Off !

Nurses Week 2024 officially opened yesterday and will continue right up until May 12.  The
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Belize Hospice Foundation Appeals for Public Support for Headquarters

The Belize Hospice Palliative Care Foundation (BHPCF) needs a headquarters and they are seeking help
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Workshop Enhances Palliative and Hospice Care Capacity in Belize

50 Doctors, nurses and other volunteers took part in a three-day capacity building workshop on
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Belize Receives Donation of Medical Equipment Valued at Nearly Two

The Government of Belize received a donation of medical equipment valuing almost two million US
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Vaccination Fair Held in Punta Gorda as Part of Vaccination

The Ministry of Health and Wellness conducted a vaccination fair today in Punta Gorda Toledo
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Belize and Mexico Launch 22nd Annual Vaccination Week at Corozal

Today, Belize joined forces with Mexico to kick off the 22nd Annual Vaccination Week in
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US Embassy Donates Medical Equipment to Belize Defence Force Healthcare

The Belize Defence Force’s medical facility is now better-equipped thanks to the US Embassy. Yesterday,
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Belize Mourns Loss of Respected Doctor, Dr. Fernando Cuellar

Dr. Fernando Cuellar was a beloved medical practitioner who played a fundamental role in the
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Belize’s Central Medical Laboratory Set for Major Upgrades with EU

The Central Medical Laboratory will see major upgrades within the next few months. The Ministry
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Law Enforcement Completes Training to Combat Sexual Assault

Discussions surrounding sex crimes were at the center of a training that concluded today for
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Toledo Family Awaits Post-Mortem; Forensics Department Responds

Yesterday we told you of the family in Silver Creek Village, Toledo District who have
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Ministry of Health Engages in Training to Combat Cardiovascular Disease

Over the next two days, personnel from the Ministry of Health and Wellness will be
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Investigation Clears Northern Regional Hospital of Neglect Allegations

The Ministry of Health and Wellness had ordered that an investigation be launched into allegations
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Surgical Outreach of the Americas Provides Free Surgeries to Patients

60 patients from Punta Gorda, Toledo District received free medical surgeries from Surgical Outreach for
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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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