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Costa Rica hopes to eliminate malaria in country by 2022
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Costa Rica hopes to eliminate malaria in country by 2022

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 7, 2019

Costa Rica hopes to report zero indigenous malaria cases in 2020 and to eliminate malaria nationwide by 2022, according to a report from the Ministry of Health.…

‘A long-awaited moment’: Three Costa Rican couples expecting babies thanks to IVF
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‘A long-awaited moment’: Three Costa Rican couples expecting babies thanks to IVF

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 11, 2019

Public access to in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Costa Rica has been a fight decades in the making. For years, couples with infertility issues faced either a total…

Women face difficulties in obtaining morning-after pill in Costa Rica
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Women face difficulties in obtaining morning-after pill in Costa Rica

Monserrat Lamb Parra / Semanario Universidad - September 19, 2019

A woman in Costa Rica who needs to get the drug Posterga, popularly known as the morning-after pill, will not have an easy task. She may have…

Tobacco use declining in Costa Rica, Health Ministry says
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Tobacco use declining in Costa Rica, Health Ministry says

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 13, 2019

A study of more than 4,000 adults in Costa Rica shows a decrease in the number of people consuming tobacco, the Health Ministry says. The report, conducted…

Costa Rican Caja reports significant delays for surgeries due to strike
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Costa Rican Caja reports significant delays for surgeries due to strike

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - July 5, 2019

Costa Rica’s Social Security System (CCSS) reported on Thursday that 42.3% of the surgeries scheduled for that day were canceled due to workers’ protests against the economic…

Costa Rica opens doors for in vitro fertilization
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Costa Rica opens doors for in vitro fertilization

Carlos Andrés Madrigal - June 25, 2019

It took a historic trial and years of discussions for the Costa Rican government to implement measures to ensure access to assisted reproduction methods in public health…

Costa Rican begins influenza vaccination campaign
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Costa Rican begins influenza vaccination campaign

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - June 11, 2019

Health authorities launched Monday a vaccination campaign against the Influenza A and B viruses. The campaign will last until July 22 and will target people with diabetes,…

WHO, Costa Rica partner to combat snakebite mortality
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Global health
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WHO, Costa Rica partner to combat snakebite mortality

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 27, 2019

At the 72nd Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO), Costa Rica launched a global plan to cut snakebite mortality in half by 2030. The roadmap will…

Cases of microcephaly quadruple in Costa Rica due to Zika
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Costa Rica
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Cases of microcephaly quadruple in Costa Rica due to Zika

Monserrat Cordero Parra / Semanario Universidad - May 23, 2019

Health authorities reported Wednesday that the births of children with microcephaly in Costa Rica have quadrupled since the appearance of the Zika virus in 2016. According to…

Costa Rica to begin administering HPV vaccine
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Costa Rica to begin administering HPV vaccine

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 25, 2019

The Social Security System (CCSS) announced Wednesday that Costa Rica will begin administering the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine as part of its basic vaccination schedule. Dr.…