[simple-weather latitude="17.4952" longitude="-88.2018" days="2" units="metric"]
Learn More...
Find Out How
Previous
Next

7145 Slaughterhouse Road

Belize City, Belize Central America

(+501) 203-2098 or 203-0528

Give Us a Call for More Info or Questions

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Our Main Office Opening Hours

Click on Play to start Streaming Love FM | News & Music Power Live

Live Update COVID-19

📣 MAIN TERMS AND Definations to be fully aware:                      📣 “COVID-19” – means the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov), which is an infectious disease caused by a virus which, having emerged during 2019, was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation on the 11th March, 2020;                      📣 “emergency area” – means the area declared to be under a public state of emergency under the Proclamation;                      📣 “essential service” means the offices listed in Schedule I; “essential worker” means an employee of an essential service;                      📣 “social distancing” includes the practice of staying home, avoiding crowds and refraining from touching one another and maintaining a distance of no less than three feet from other persons.                      📣 Need Food Assistance? | ¿Necesita asistencia alimentaria (comida)? – Para Idioma en Español llamar los Numeros : 631-2065 | 636-0423 | 626-4764.                      📣 For English language call: 636-5743 | 627-3634 | 629-8100 |631-9158 | 630-8502 | 607-8053 | 624-8532 | 606-9900 | 631-3359 | 621-4247 | 627-2062 | 607-6178 | 630-1081.                      📣 Please note the numbers for Food Assistance at the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation. The Ministry asks that you please bear patience if you cannot get through.
Find Out How
Health & Science

COSMISCA holds four-day meeting in Belize

The Councils of Ministers of Health for Central America, COMISCA, is holding a four day meeting to come up with a regional plan to address vector borne diseases.  Love news spoke with Kim Bautista, Vector Control Chief of Operations at the Ministry of Health, who said that during the meeting they will also be forming a special committee to advise COMISCA in the area of entomology.

Kim Bautista Vector Control Chief of Operations at Ministry of Health: “Basically what we are doing is that one: we are confirming the members of that technical committee. We are prioritizing the lines of work to develop a strategic plan for the region for entomology, then we will also be looking at the need for training of human resources in the area of entomology. All of it geared at the prevention and the control of major vector borne diseases such as Dengue, Zika, Malaria in the region.”

Bautista explained that in every vector control programme there has to be a plan that addresses entomology.

Kim Bautista Vector Control Chief of Operations at Ministry of Health: “Entomology in a vector control program will entail knowing in this case mosquitoes that you have within the country. The type of habit that these type of mosquitoes are breathing in. The behaviors of these various mosquitoes and what that does is it enables the countries to determine the level of risk within these areas where the mosquitoes are located. If you tie that into the fact that you also need to monitor insecticide resistance, in a nutshell are the chemicals we are applying to control mosquitoes working because it’s a costly intervention. So the regional strategic plan we want to develop will look at doing that. The countries have experts in this area to support the various national programs. Do we know the risk levels in terms of the different vectors that we have, specifically mosquito vectors and do we know if the intervention that we are using to control these vectors, if they are working.”

 Bautista added that at the end of the four day meeting there should be in place a draft strategic plan for entomology and they should have identified partners that can contribute to this process.

To Top