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The Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization in Belize, launched the new report, Estimation of the Economic Impact of Road Traffic Injuries in Belize, on 26 November 2010.

Active ImageRoad traffic injuries (RTI) have an important negative impact at all levels. RTI cause a high number of sick leave days and produce an elevated amount of healthy life years lost. All this has serious consequences on Belizean society as a whole. With the high rate of road traffic injuries in Belize, there is a need to document the economic burden of RTI in the country. These results make evident the great problem that RTI cause to the health system in Belize and to the society as a whole. The economic cost estimations make clear the need to prevent RTI utilizing a strategic and multisectoral approach that focuses on addressing the main problems identified. 

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Last Updated on Thursday, 09 December 2010 14:57

Promoting Health, Preventing and Controlling Chronic Diseases

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Active ImageBelize City, 9 November 2010 – The Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in Belize, along with other entities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), participated in a Drug Awareness Fair organized by the Ladyville Technical High School. Hundreds of students, lecturers, and staff, gathered at the high school campus, Ladyville, to learn about the dangers of the use of tobacco and other drugs.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 November 2010 18:10
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World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2010

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Active Image21 May 2010 - The Ministry of Health’s (MOH’s) Central Health Region in Belize City declared all its health facilities smoke-free in commemoration of World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) 2010. This was made possible through the Cabinet’s recent approval of the MOH’s proposal to make all public places in Belize smoke-free.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 July 2010 19:07
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A Gender-Based Analysis of HIV/AIDS in Belize 

Active ImageThe Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a serious public health concern in Belize, where the total number of HIV infections reported between 1986 and 2008 reached 4,680 in a population of only 322,000 [1]. There is growing recognition that HIV programs in Belize must identify, monitor, and respond to the distinct needs of men, women, boys and girls. A gendered approach is seen as one of the most effective strategies for reducing vulnerabilities to HIV infection, and enhancing individual and community capacities for coping with the consequences of HIV [2].

Last Updated on Friday, 17 September 2010 10:39
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Addressing Quality Issues in Diabetes Care

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Active ImageA workshop to examine issues of quality of care in relation to Diabetes was conducted on March 10-11, 2010 at the Institute for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ITVET) conference room in Belize City.  Some fifty representatives from private and public health care facilities in all districts participated in the training session.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 May 2010 16:29
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