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Influenza pandemic alert raised to phase 6

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11 June 2009—On the basis of available evidence and expert assessments of the evidence, the scientific criteria for an influenza pandemic have been met. The Director-General of WHO has therefore decided to raise the level of influenza pandemic alert from phase 5 to phase 6. "The world is now at the start of the 2009 influenza pandemic," she said at a press conference today.

WHO's Director-General's statement
PAHO's Influenza A (H1N1) Portal
WHO's Influenza A (H1N1) page

Last Updated on Friday, 12 June 2009 10:43

UN: Countries Must Eliminate Homophobia to Curb the HIV epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Sample ImagePanama City, May 15, 2009 – Stigma, discrimination and violence against homosexuals and other people who have same-sex relations, also known as homophobia, and against transgender, transvestite or transexual people, also known as transphobia, are hindering the efforts to curb the HIV epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean, a group of United Nations (UN) agencies said today, in anticipation of the observation of the World Day against Homophobia (May 17).

Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2009 11:26

Status Report of Response to Influenza A H1N1

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Sample ImageMinistry of Health
Status Report of Response Influenza A (H1N1)

Belmopan. May 5th, 2009 12:00 noon


  • The Corozal Freezone will be re-opened as of May 6, 2009 from 7am - 6pm with heightened surveillance.
  • Casinos in the Corozal Freezone will remain closed until May 11, 2009. Bars and discothèques within the Casinos will be closed until May 11, 2009.
  • Mass gatherings are being discouraged countrywide. 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2009 18:16

Promoting Health, Preventing and Controlling Diseases

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Active ImageBelize City, 13 May 2009 – The Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in Belize, along with educational entities and NGOs, participated in an Educational Expo organized by the Ministry of Education. Hundreds of primary school and high school students, teachers, and parents gathered at the Memorial Park, Belize City, to learn about the different areas of education system in Belize.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 11:14

Ministry of Health update on Influenza A(H1N1)

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Active ImageMinistry of Health
Press Release

Belmopan, May 3, 2009. To date there are no cases of Influenza A H1N1 in Belize. The numbers of cases continue to rise internationally, with more countries being affected. The world remains on Stage 5 Alert.

Belize maintains its current level of heightened surveillance, health education, and public awareness. Three suspected cases identified on May 2, 2009 are currently being investigated.

Pleases be reminded that further information is available on the Ministry of Health’s website; or at the Influenza A H1N1 hotline 629-5604.    (ends)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2009 12:00
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