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Community Nursing in Mental Health Reaching Rural Communities

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170 Nurses registered for the Training in Mental Health18 February 2011 Belize City – The Ministry of Health (MOH) in collaboration with the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus, The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization in Belize (PAHO/WHO) and the Mental Health Association today launched the Training of Community Nurses in Mental Health. The launching was held at the UWI Open Campus Belize City with over 170 participating nurses representing the four health regions.

The objective of the training is to provide participants with knowledge of mental health promotion, prevention of disorders, alcohol and substance abuse, and community-based care for persons with mental disorders.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 February 2011 10:14

Biostatistics Workshop for Statistical Clerks and Infection Control Nurses

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Active Image15 February 2011 – Belize City – The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in Belize conducted a 3-day Biostatics Workshop for statistical clerks and infection control nurses from the 4 Health Regions in Belize. The training workshop was held on Feb 7-9 2011 at The Aguada Hotel, Santa Elena Town, Cayo District.

The objective of the workshop was to enhance epidemiological surveillance at the district level; strengthen capacities in use of biostatistics to ensure coordination, technical skills, knowledge and support to communicable disease surveillance at all levels of the health system.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 February 2011 09:28

Joint Press Release

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Active ImageThe “Consultation for the Development of a National Eye Health Plan for Belize”, will be held on 31 May 2010 at the Radisson Fort George Hotel in Belize City.  This consultation is being organized by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Belize. The objectives of the consultation are to inform the development of a national eye health plan for Belize and begin the process of sensitizing stakeholders to the progressive realization in the country of the highest attainable standard of eye health.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 May 2010 18:52

Ministry of Health/PAHO Joint Press Release

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The Backbone of Our Health System – Our Health Workforce

Active Image29 September 2010 | BELIZE CITY/BELIZE –

The contribution of the health workers is one of the most essential components of a health system’s ability to effectively provide quality care and to ensure equitable access to that care throughout the entire population.

According to the Minister of Health, the Honourable Pablo Marin, “Belize, like all countries in the region, is subject to the global crisis in the health workforce. This global crisis requires strategic planning and action to face the current situation and to anticipate future needs.  In seeking solutions we need to develop evidence-based strategies to train, recruit and retain qualified health professionals in Belize. Having the right supply, distribution and appropriately deployed health workforce is critical to having an effective and efficient health care delivery system in Belize.”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 September 2010 16:04

BCVI and PAHO team up for World Sight Day

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Belize Council for the Visually Impaired hosts an Open Day in commemoration of World Sight Day 2009

Belize City, Belize, October 5th, 2009: The Belize Council for the Visually Impaired (BCVI) and the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) in Belize are teaming up to promote World Sight Day, Thursday 8 October.  The theme this year is “Gender and Eye Health: Equal Access to Care”. Studies consistently indicate that females have a significantly higher risk of being visually impaired than males, in every region of the world, and at all ages; nearly two-thirds of blind people worldwide are women and girls.
BCVI is inviting all Belizeans, especially women and girls, to an Open Day at the National Eye Clinic (NEC) on Princess Margaret Drive next to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) from 9am until 4pm. There will be displays of services as well as free examinations provided by BCVI. Guests can receive free eye testing, discounted glasses, and commemorate the global initiative (plant a tree in honor of World Sight Day) by planting a garden on the grounds.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 October 2009 13:01
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