February 28, 2023

New study highlights drivers behind suicide in the Americas

The article Contextual factors associated with country-level suicide mortality in the Americas, 2000-2019, published last week in leading medical journal The Lancet, identified that while homicide [...]
February 3, 2023

Caribbean Nations urged to stay alert for Dengue and Zika outbreaks by public health agency

“Member States must maintain a strategic approach to surveillance and sample collection and submission to increase our chances of early identification of infections,” said Executive Director, [...]
February 2, 2023

Ministry of Agriculture invites farmers to attend Bird Flu webinar

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise (MAFSE) is inviting farmers and interested people to attend a bird flu webinar.
January 30, 2023

International News: U.S. Food and Drug Administration eases blood donor restrictions on gay, bisexual men

It proposed to relieve “discriminatory” restrictions set during the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s while also maintaining an adequate blood supply, according to Peter Marks, director [...]
January 20, 2023

U.S. makes donation of medical supplies to Ministry of Health and Wellness

The last of those ceremonies took place on the Western Regional Hospital compound where Ambassador to Belize Michelle Kwan donated three oxygen generators and medical equipment [...]
January 6, 2023

Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) advises Caribbean countries to be more vigilant, to continue vaccination against COVID-19 and Influenza

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Nearly three years after the first outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in the region, and with a new rise in cases, the Caribbean Public [...]
January 2, 2023

A trio of baby boys makes an entrance on New Year’s Day

The official New Year’s Baby for 2023 is Quincy Leiva, weighing eight pounds, two ounces, and delivered to Abigail Gibson, 24, of Belize City at 1:30 [...]
November 28, 2022

World Health Organization renames Monkeypox as ‘mpox’

WHO says that both names will be used for 1 year until the word Monkeypox is phased out.