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December 30, 2019

“Heart disease killed more people in 2018 than violence,” says Ministry of Health

The list shows the top 10 causes of deaths as well as breaking the data down by sex and by district. Heart diseases killed a total [...]
December 23, 2019

US-based media house explores regional rise in dengue cases for 2019

NPR published an article on its website this week, citing World Health Organization (WHO) statistics which say that Latin America has recorded the highest number of [...]
December 22, 2019

San Ignacio family seeks assistance for anemic son

According to Yesenia Canchan, Choj's mother, they only became aware of Jahziel's condition after he took a fall while riding his bike several months ago. That [...]
December 2, 2019

Belize 9th in the region for HIV infections

UNAIDS released the 2018 global HIV/AIDS fact sheet on the occasion of World AIDS Day, celebrated yesterday, which detailed the estimated number of infected persons in [...]
November 16, 2019

New HIV infections rose in 2018, especially in Belize District

There was an increase of 29 new infections in 2018, to a total of 252, the first such increase since 2015.
November 8, 2019

New strain of HIV virus found; scientists say no cause for alarm

CNN reports that the research, which discovered the new strain, was done by Abbott Laboratories in collaboration with the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and discovered [...]
November 7, 2019

HIV medication could be available by the weekend

Director of Health Services, Dr. Marvin Manzanero, explained that the MOH is getting some ARV's from health authorities in Trinidad and Tobago and that they could [...]
November 7, 2019

Ministry of Health responds to fraud allegations regarding medical students

Director of Health Services for the Ministry of Health, Dr. Marvin Manzanero, says that the MOH has already put measures in place to guard against that [...]