Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Ministry of Health & Wellness

MOHW Investigates Potential Case of Meningitis

The Ministry of Health & Wellness, through its surveillance system, was alerted to a potential case of meningitis in a six-year-old resident of Belize City. Preliminary laboratory results suggest that it is not bacterial meningitis, and that the child is currently in good health.

MoHW Issues Recall for Alergo Anti-Allergy Syrup

The Ministry of Health & Wellness advises the public of the mandatory recall of Alergo (cetirizine) Anti-Allergy Syrup, manufactured by Pharmix Laboratories (Private) Limited.

MOHW Participates in Medicines Safety Week Initiative

Throughout November, the Ministry of Health & Wellness (MOHW) participated in the worldwide #MedSafetyWeek campaign to increase awareness of the significance of reporting medicinal side effects.

MoHW and Taiwan Sign Public Health Projects Agreement

On October 31, the Ministry of Health & Wellness and the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) signed an agreement for the Strengthening Metabolic Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Systems Project. Hon. Kevin Bernard, Minister of Health & Wellness, and H.E. Lily Li-Wen Hsu, Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan), signed the new agreement on behalf of Belize and Taiwan, respectively.

Ministry of Health & Wellness Advises on Falsified Tylenol

The Ministry of Health & Wellness (MOHW) advises the public that falsified Tylenol has been discovered at various supermarkets across the country.

MOHW Receives Medical Supplies Donation

In collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, the Straughan & Sigler Foundation, Belize Chinese Association and Build Belize Inc. donated medical supplies and equipment to the Ministry of Health & Wellness (MOHW). This collaborative effort is anticipated to significantly enhance the quality of healthcare in Belize. The donation, valued at over BZ$100,000, will be distributed to health facilities throughout the country.

World Breastfeeding Week 2023

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated globally from August 1 to 7, each year. This year’s theme, “Enabling Breastfeeding: Making a Difference for Working Parents”, speaks to strengthening the capacity to protect, promote and support breastfeeding across all levels of society. This year’s theme will focus on breastfeeding and working mothers and will provide a strategic opportunity to advocate for essential maternity rights. Working women must be given basic maternity provisions equating to robust breastfeeding support when returning back to work.

Government of Belize and UNICEF Launch State of the World’s Children 2023

UNICEF Belize in partnership with the Ministry of Health & Wellness held a ceremony on June 19 to launch the State of the World’s Children 2023: For Every Child, Vaccination, and handover critical cold chain equipment to strengthen primary health care in Belize. The State of the World’s Children 2023 is UNICEF’s flagship report and was first launched globally in April of this year. The 2023 edition is the first edition of the report solely dedicated to routine immunization. It sounds the alarm that there is a growing global immunization crisis resulting in 67 million children missing out on vaccinations between 2019 and 2021, with vaccination coverage levels decreasing in 112 countries.