Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Belize Ministry of Health

MOH budgets $900,000 to fight COVID-19, but No Travel Ban

The worldwide travel industry has been hard hit by COVID-19, a new type of coronavirus first identified from a pneumonia strain by Chinese authorities in Wuhan City in Hubei province China on January 7th.

Design Phase Launches for Three of Belize’s Health Facilities to Become Safer and Greener

On Wednesday, 12th February 2020, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) hosted the kick-off meeting to officially launch the design phase of three health facilities in Belize. PAHO project coordinators, engineers, check consultant, with the Ministry of Health officials, and the contracted design company met to discuss timelines, scope of works and project design standards.

Coronavirus continues to spread; Belize issues travel ban for China

On Saturday, February 8th, the government of Belize via a press release issued a travel ban for travelers that have recently visited China. Specifically, all travelers who have been in China within 14 days before arrival in Belize will be denied entry.

Director of PAHO, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne visits Belize

The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, is visiting Belize from February 13-15 to meet with the Minister of Health Hon. Pablo Marin, Senior Ministry of Health Officials and various stakeholders.

Belize is Zika free – for now

The Zika virus’ presence in 26 countries of the Americas, and its possible correlation to Microcephaly and other neurological disorders in new-born babies, have caused world-wide alarm among health authorities, prompting the WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan to call the first meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee in Geneva, Switzerland on February first.

Dr. Javier Zuniga leaves SP Polyclinic

Since he was assigned to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro PolyClinic II, Doctor Javier Zuniga has become well-known and loved by many in...

Mothers sue KHMH for the wrongful death their babies

Ten months after 13 babies died at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) due to the health facility’s negligence, five mothers have filed a...

Current H1N1 Situation

Belmopan. January 20, 2014. The Ministry of Health reminds the public that we remain in heightened surveillance for any Influenza (flu) or Severe Acute Respiratory...