Who Are We?

Partners for Belize is a partnership bringing the Good News and improving the medical and economic self sufficiency of Belizeans.

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Belize, formerly British Honduras, is a country with 320,000 residents in Central America. A two hour plane ride from the U.S. border, this land is rich in beauty and attractive to tourists the world over. The people of Belize are proud of their rich history and culture and are extremely pleasant partners. Belizeans desire and welcome the support and partnership of others who can help them build better systems through their own government, churches, and civic organizations. Some of the most dire partnership needs currently being requested include medical specialists not affordable in a country of their small population base and per capita income. The ultimate goal of all these partnerships is to help Belizeans to grow to the place of self sufficiency. The government of Belize has requested that this partnership would continue. See upcoming trips tab above.

Recent Posts

2017 Tuesday Final Day in the Field

The surgery Team thought they would have a slow day, but after Dr. Mangat appeared on television and radio on Sunday and Monday, we had some really interesting cases. Interesting in that, if we had not been able to do the case, or someone else, it would have ended...
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2017 Monday Surgeries and Patchakan Village

We began the morning with a team photo. We say team, but yes we were missing a few people. But, with a few exceptions, here is a great shot of most of us. You may wonder who that is behind Vickie Magliano. It is Brian Longo! The surgery team finished on time for the...
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2017 Sunday in Progresso and Power Outage at Hospital

Sunday is another mission day for the teams. Progresso is the remote village where the team was sent to serve patients. Patients from the age of tres anos, three year's old to ninety three. When we arrived we drove to a beautiful lagoon that has both river and sea...
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2017 ENT/PLastics and Villages First Surgeries and Village

Last night, we had a great party with the students, some 80 were invited, who we sponsor for high school. The weather was fantastic and we hade pizza, pop and ice cream as a way to encourage them and have a chance to interact. It could not have gone better. These are...
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2017 ENT/Plastic and Village Medical Team Arrives

On February 9th, the week two team left Tony's and headed for the airport where they boarded the same planes that team three arrived upon from Houston, Miami, and Atlanta.The Houston team had some slight difficulties in that they all missed their connection. So...
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2017 February Hernia Team finishes Case 20

As the team finishes their last day, there was a lot of appreciation for the Belize hospital support staff, and for each other. We began as strangers for the most part, and in reflecting on our expectations for the trip at breakfast, none of us expected to have such...
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February 2017 Team finishes on Tuesday getting ready…

Tuesday is the last day of surgery. The week has gone so amazingly fast. The team needs to finish up and also plan for their day of culture. They are quite aware also that a team of 47 is coming in the same planes they leave on Sunday. That team will do over 1000...
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2017 February Hernia Team goes into Monday

The team progressed through five more cases. With three anesthesia and a alternating team for the surgery room, nurses are off and on while Dr. Jay operates in two different rooms. While one is busy, the next is being set up for the next case and then back to the...
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2017 February Hernia Team Starts Second Surgery Day

What is a great day for a surgery team in Belize? We asked that question at breakfast this Sunday morning after our first full surgery day on Saturday. We all agreed that it was a great day yesterday. Why? We are a team that has never seen each other, much less worked...
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2017 February Hernia Repair Arrival

The team that is tasked with performing hernia repairs arrived safe and sound at the airport on Thursday and were greeted by a local nurse, Lupe Ack and sat down to enjoy an authentic Belizean Meal and a cold drink outside. Dr. Fry, was a bit delayed and had to fly...
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History

Started by volunteers over ten years ago, teams have grown from 36 per year to over 190 participants in 2016.

Focus

The northern end of Belize is specifically an area under-serviced by other such partnerships or visiting teams. It is a land of sugar cane fields, cattle flatlands and papaya groves.

Commitment & Strategy

Partner teams are encouraged to make a long term commitment to stay with and visit their villages and medical facilities on at least an annual basis. Idealy, they would partner to help and equip them where possible for their year round programs. The current strategy is for short trips to bring training as well as medical and material aide, housing, and children’s ministry to 50 northern Belize villages on an annual basis. Currently 12 villages are being serviced.