Volunteer Belize

Volunteering in the Village of Patchakan Belize

Lauren Mitnik from Annette Merlino DMD, Gentle Family Dentistry contacted me about a group volunteer vacation that provided much needed dental treatment at the Presbyterian Medical Clinic in the village of Patchakan Belize. Four of them came to volunteer in Belize from Pennsylvania. Dentist Dr. Annette Merlino, a hygienist Matthew Banichar, two assistants – Jessica Rice […]

It’s in You to Give San Pedro

I got a call from a friend late Friday afternoon that we had a blood emergency on our hands. One of their dear friends had gone into liver failure, had been flown to Belize Health Care Partners hospital in Belize City and was in need of 5 pints of blood asap. He wanted to know […]

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Mobile Testing Outreach on Ambergris Caye

The National AIDS Commission (NAC)/Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) Island Committee along with PASMO carried out several community outreach activities on Ambergris Caye in the month of April. The month of activities culminated on Saturday, April 26th with a mobile testing outreach. In the weeks leading up to the 26th, Dennis Craft, PASMO educator, along with […]

My Most Expensive Belize Cocktails and Zen Goats

Recently I had 4 of the most expensive Belize cocktails ever, at $157.22 a piece for a grand total of $628.89. I wish I could say I enjoyed them more but it was the solution I needed to get my abdominal CT scan done. Radiologist Julio Diaz was really nice as were all the staff […]

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Pay it Forward and Important Information on Donating Blood in Belize

Last week I put a picture on Facebook of a money jar  that I had left by the water company for someone to find, in addition to all kinds of coins, that had some bills hidden inside as well. I have been doing this occasionally since we moved here when I clean out our change […]

National Aids Commission

The National Aids Commission Gaming Fair 2014

The National AIDS Commission has been serving the Belizean public with resource, research, and a coordinating approach to the HIV/AIDS situation since 2002. At the heart of this effort has been the resounding issue of the public identity or public image of the commission. While the commission has it’s governing regulations and systems of structure […]