Trends and factors associated with HIV testing among women aged 15 –49 years in Belize: an analysis using the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2006, 2011, and 2015–2016
Belize has one of the highest human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome prevalence rates in Central America, with women of reproductive age being particularly vulnerable to HIV. The... (Source: BMC Women's Health)
Source: BMC Women's Health - April 11, 2023 Category: OBGYN Authors: Naudia L. Leonardo and Li-Yin Chien Tags: Research Source Type: research

Unusual presentations of cutaneous larva migrans in British military personnel
Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is one of numerous skin diseases that occur in British military personnel on deployments to the tropics and sub-tropics. It is typically managed by military primary healthcare services, but diagnostic uncertainty or unavailability of anti-helminthic medication may prompt referral to UK Role 4 healthcare services. Cases of CLM seen at the UK Role 4 Military Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine Service from 2005 to 2020 were identified and their case notes were reviewed to identify learning and discussion points. There were 12 cases identified, of which five came from Brunei and three wer...
Source: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps - April 11, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: Inglis, D. M., Bailey, M. S. Tags: Personal view Source Type: research

Measuring wet bulb globe temperatures at point-of-exertion in worldwide UK military settings: a longitudinal observational study determining the accuracy of a portable WBGT monitor
Conclusion This equipment feasibility study has shown that the Kestrel 5400 gives an acceptable accuracy and is easier to use than the QT-34. The authors recommend that the Kestrel 5400 is introduced as an adjunct to the QT-34, and its use within the military setting monitored through ongoing comparative data collection in a large-scale proof-of-concept study. (Source: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps)
Source: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps - March 23, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: Falconer Hall, P., Blackadder-Coward, J., Pynn, H. Tags: Original research Source Type: research

Cancer Demographics and Time-to-Care in Belize
CONCLUSION: This study reports the first clinic-based cancer statistics for Belize. Many patients have months between symptom onset and treatment. In this setting, the clinic has built infrastructure allowing for minimal delays in care despite an underserved population. This further affirms the need for infrastructure investment and early detection programs to improve outcomes in Belize.PMID:36928719 | DOI:10.1093/oncolo/oyad030 (Source: The Oncologist)
Source: The Oncologist - March 17, 2023 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Wayne Wong James C Dickerson Yannis K Valtis Marta Habet Margaret Bernard Lorna Kelly John Lattin Philip Garrity Rupali Sood Alec Ohanian Maryanne W Chege Ami S Bhatt Franklin W Huang Ramon Yacab Source Type: research

I brokered a historic deal to protect the seas
Nature, Published online: 27 February 2023; doi:10.1038/d41586-023-00576-2Julie Robinson, a marine ecologist-turned-policymaker in Belize, is helping to save her country through seaweed farming. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 27, 2023 Category: Research Authors: Chris Woolston Source Type: research

Burnout, mental health, physical symptoms, and coping behaviors in healthcare workers in Belize amidst COVID-19 pandemic: A nationwide cross-sectional study
Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2023 Feb 6:207640231152209. doi: 10.1177/00207640231152209. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Healthcare workers are vulnerable to burnout, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic in the low resource settings. Belize is a small Central American developing country known for its chronic healthcare worker shortage and this is the first study to assess burnout prevalence and its associated factors among healthcare workers in Belize.AIM: To evaluate the prevalence of burnout and its associated factors in HCWs in Belize covering multiple domains (mental health, physical symptoms, and coping behavior...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - February 7, 2023 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lila Estephan Christy Pu Selma Bermudez Alexander Waits Source Type: research

Burnout, mental health, physical symptoms, and coping behaviors in healthcare workers in Belize amidst COVID-19 pandemic: A nationwide cross-sectional study
Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2023 Feb 6:207640231152209. doi: 10.1177/00207640231152209. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Healthcare workers are vulnerable to burnout, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic in the low resource settings. Belize is a small Central American developing country known for its chronic healthcare worker shortage and this is the first study to assess burnout prevalence and its associated factors among healthcare workers in Belize.AIM: To evaluate the prevalence of burnout and its associated factors in HCWs in Belize covering multiple domains (mental health, physical symptoms, and coping behavior...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - February 7, 2023 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lila Estephan Christy Pu Selma Bermudez Alexander Waits Source Type: research

Burnout, mental health, physical symptoms, and coping behaviors in healthcare workers in Belize amidst COVID-19 pandemic: A nationwide cross-sectional study
Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2023 Feb 6:207640231152209. doi: 10.1177/00207640231152209. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Healthcare workers are vulnerable to burnout, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic in the low resource settings. Belize is a small Central American developing country known for its chronic healthcare worker shortage and this is the first study to assess burnout prevalence and its associated factors among healthcare workers in Belize.AIM: To evaluate the prevalence of burnout and its associated factors in HCWs in Belize covering multiple domains (mental health, physical symptoms, and coping behavior...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - February 7, 2023 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lila Estephan Christy Pu Selma Bermudez Alexander Waits Source Type: research

Burnout, mental health, physical symptoms, and coping behaviors in healthcare workers in Belize amidst COVID-19 pandemic: A nationwide cross-sectional study
Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2023 Feb 6:207640231152209. doi: 10.1177/00207640231152209. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Healthcare workers are vulnerable to burnout, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic in the low resource settings. Belize is a small Central American developing country known for its chronic healthcare worker shortage and this is the first study to assess burnout prevalence and its associated factors among healthcare workers in Belize.AIM: To evaluate the prevalence of burnout and its associated factors in HCWs in Belize covering multiple domains (mental health, physical symptoms, and coping behavior...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - February 7, 2023 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lila Estephan Christy Pu Selma Bermudez Alexander Waits Source Type: research

Burnout, mental health, physical symptoms, and coping behaviors in healthcare workers in Belize amidst COVID-19 pandemic: A nationwide cross-sectional study
Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2023 Feb 6:207640231152209. doi: 10.1177/00207640231152209. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Healthcare workers are vulnerable to burnout, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic in the low resource settings. Belize is a small Central American developing country known for its chronic healthcare worker shortage and this is the first study to assess burnout prevalence and its associated factors among healthcare workers in Belize.AIM: To evaluate the prevalence of burnout and its associated factors in HCWs in Belize covering multiple domains (mental health, physical symptoms, and coping behavior...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - February 7, 2023 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lila Estephan Christy Pu Selma Bermudez Alexander Waits Source Type: research

Burnout, mental health, physical symptoms, and coping behaviors in healthcare workers in Belize amidst COVID-19 pandemic: A nationwide cross-sectional study
Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2023 Feb 6:207640231152209. doi: 10.1177/00207640231152209. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Healthcare workers are vulnerable to burnout, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic in the low resource settings. Belize is a small Central American developing country known for its chronic healthcare worker shortage and this is the first study to assess burnout prevalence and its associated factors among healthcare workers in Belize.AIM: To evaluate the prevalence of burnout and its associated factors in HCWs in Belize covering multiple domains (mental health, physical symptoms, and coping behavior...
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - February 7, 2023 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lila Estephan Christy Pu Selma Bermudez Alexander Waits Source Type: research

U.S. mulls stronger protections for iconic Caribbean conch, raising concern among fishers
Overfishing may put the queen conch—a large marine snail known for its showy shell and delectable flesh—on the path to extinction, U.S. government researchers concluded earlier this year after an extensive review of the species. Federal officials are now considering whether to list the Caribbean species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, having wrapped up collecting public comments on the proposal last week. But fishing communities in several countries are opposing the move, worried that such a listing could end their ability to export conch meat to the United States, their largest market. “We are ...
Source: Science of Aging Knowledge Environment - December 23, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Incorporating COVID-19 into Acute Febrile Illness Surveillance Systems, Belize, Kenya, Ethiopia, Peru, and Liberia, 2020-2021
Emerg Infect Dis. 2022;28(13):34-41. doi: 10.3201/eid2813.220898.NO ABSTRACTPMID:36502419 | DOI:10.3201/eid2813.220898 (Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases)
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases - December 11, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: David C Shih Rachel Silver Olga L Henao Aynalem Alemu Allan Audi Godfrey Bigogo Josh M Colston Elijah P Edu-Quansah Timothy A Erickson Andargachew Gashu G Burgess Gbelee Sarah M Gunter Margaret N Kosek Gorbee G Logan Joy M Mackey Adrianna Maliga Russell M Source Type: research

Incorporating COVID-19 into Acute Febrile Illness Surveillance Systems, Belize, Kenya, Ethiopia, Peru, and Liberia, 2020-2021
Emerg Infect Dis. 2022 Dec;28(13):S34-S41. doi: 10.3201/eid2813.220898.NO ABSTRACTPMID:36502419 | DOI:10.3201/eid2813.220898 (Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases)
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases - December 11, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: David C Shih Rachel Silver Olga L Henao Aynalem Alemu Allan Audi Godfrey Bigogo Josh M Colston Elijah P Edu-Quansah Timothy A Erickson Andargachew Gashu G Burgess Gbelee Sarah M Gunter Margaret N Kosek Gorbee G Logan Joy M Mackey Adrianna Maliga Russell M Source Type: research

Incorporating COVID-19 into Acute Febrile Illness Surveillance Systems, Belize, Kenya, Ethiopia, Peru, and Liberia, 2020-2021
Emerg Infect Dis. 2022 Dec;28(13):S34-S41. doi: 10.3201/eid2813.220898.NO ABSTRACTPMID:36502419 | DOI:10.3201/eid2813.220898 (Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases)
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases - December 11, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: David C Shih Rachel Silver Olga L Henao Aynalem Alemu Allan Audi Godfrey Bigogo Josh M Colston Elijah P Edu-Quansah Timothy A Erickson Andargachew Gashu G Burgess Gbelee Sarah M Gunter Margaret N Kosek Gorbee G Logan Joy M Mackey Adrianna Maliga Russell M Source Type: research