Health

Health Ministry braces for “a lean and mean year”

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Feb. 25, 2016–The national budget is due to be presented in Parliament in the coming weeks. There will be much debate on the numbers, and especially on where the Government plans to spend [...]

Drug crisis affecting thousands of mental health patients

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Apr. 8, 2015–The Cayo Consumer Association has successfully lobbied for urgent intervention by the Ministry of Health to address the scarcity of first line medication used to treat thousands of mental health patients [...]

KHMH opens new Breast Cancer Diagnostic Unit

BELIZE CITY, Tues. Jan. 27, 2015–A brand new Breast Cancer Diagnostic Unit, which was made possible through a donation by international partners of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH), was officially opened to the general public [...]

Cotton swab left inside woman after childbirth almost kills her

BELIZE CITY–Lucia Martinez, 18, the mother of a 1-month-old baby, is lucky to be alive after a cotton swab was left in her body after childbirth at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) on Friday, December [...]

Barrow asserts that GOB will pay Janae’s $2 mil award

BELIZE CITY–Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dean Barrow confirmed via the media today that the Government of Belize will make good on the payment of the $2 million award handed down by the Caribbean Court [...]

Did wrong diagnosis cause death of 19-year-old?

BELIZE CITY–A 19-year-old 4th form student of Gwen Lizarraga High School, Flory Palacio, died in September, allegedly after her medical condition was misdiagnosed as tuberculosis. Juanita Paulino, Flory’s mother, said that after Flory died, they received [...]

Dr. Errol Elrington’s license suspended by Michigan authorities

BELIZE CITY–The allegation that Dr. Errol G. Elrington—US “fugitive at large” who is the brother of Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington and former minister of government, Hubert Elrington—hired an unlicensed African doctor to operate out [...]

5.1 million persons died from diabetes in 2013

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Nov. 26, 2014–Diabetes is a chronic disease which occurs when the body cannot produce enough insulin or cannot use insulin effectively. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas that allows glucose from [...]

New Caribbean Regional Framework for HIV/AIDS adopted

BELIZE CITY–Caribbean leaders have committed to a new agenda for battling HIV/AIDS in the post-2015 era. Dr. Marvin Manzanero, head of the Epidemiology Unit in the Belize Ministry of Health, said that regional officials have committed [...]

Dengue burdens productive population on Southside Belize City

BELIZE CITY–Latest data received today from the Belize Ministry of Health indicate that up to October 2014, roughly 350 cases of dengue have been diagnosed in the Belize District, with 82% of those cases being concentrated [...]