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Belize Reduces Incidence of HIV AIDS and Focuses on Most at Risk Populations

According to the "UNAIDS Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic" of 2010, Belize has the highest HIV prevalence in Central America and the 3rd highest in the Caribbean, with estimated adult prevalence of 2.1%, and more than 4,800 people living with HIV. And AIDS is the leading cause of death imore

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Collaborative Effort to Manage Lionfish in Belize

Inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1996, the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System World Heritage Site (BBRRS-WHS) encompasses seven marine protected areas with a total area of 116,148 hectares.  It is the second largest barrier reef system in the world.  It is Belize`s top tourist destimore

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Crisis Prevention and Recovery Before the Emergency

Annually, Belize prepares for a hurricane season which brings with it, risk to human life and property. It is no wonder then that Crisis Prevention and Recovery planning and measures need to be in place before an emergency occurs. In October 2009 an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and National Evamore

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Database Supports Water Authorities in Addressing Bottlenecks in Rural Water Supply

The Millennium Development Goal Target 7C (MDG 7C) aims to halve the population that does not have access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, and falls under MDG 7, ‘Ensuring Environmental Sustainability’. Belize has set its own target of universal access to water and sanitation, becoming imore

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MDGs Scorecard and Outlook Report, Eight Goals : One Nation

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) “Belize Scorecard and Outlook Report 2010, Eight Goals : One Nation” reveals that Belize has made significant progress towards the achievement of the MDGs particularly those related to improving maternal health, reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS and ensuring acmore

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Supporting Inclusive National Development through Increased Women's Political Representation

The majority of women in Belize continue to face significant challenges in moving towards parity with men at almost every level of political leadership and decision-making.  In 2010, there was no female participation in the House of Representatives and no female Minister.  This placed Belimore

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Youth at Risk Reworking their Life Options with Woodworking

Youth at risk are re-working their life options with woodworking.  This programme is one of the re-skilling activities that form part of the "Increased Prosecution Capacity, Community Leadership and Youth Engagement" Project. Between 2000 – 2008 Belize’s homicide rate climbed from 19more

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