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Health Ministry calls for awareness, compliance following agrochemical poisonings
Health
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Health
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Health Ministry calls for awareness, compliance following agrochemical poisonings

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 10, 2019

Costa Rica's Health Ministry on Tuesday released a statement to "reiterate the prohibition of use of industrial herbicides in spaces of human coexistence." The news comes two…

Costa Rica’s blood bank needs donors
Health
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Health
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Costa Rica’s blood bank needs donors

The Tico Times - June 4, 2019

The Costa Rican Social Security System (Caja) warned that the country's National Blood Bank reserves are depleted and is asking for donations. The Blood Bank this week…

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

Costa Rica shares vision, guiding principles for universal healthcare
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica shares vision, guiding principles for universal healthcare

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 22, 2019

Costa Rica shared its vision and guiding principles for universal healthcare at the 72nd World Health Assembly, held this week in Geneva, Switzerland. Elayne Whyte, Costa Rica's…

Costa Rica to begin administering HPV vaccine
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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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.…

Vaso Lleno hosting event for sexual abuse survivors
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Vaso Lleno hosting event for sexual abuse survivors

The Tico Times - April 8, 2019

Earlier this year, Cris Gomar, the founder of the Vaso Lleno social outreach initiative, created a forum for survivors of sexual abuse to share their stories. Gomar was…

Costa Rican students create environmentally friendly sunblock
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Costa Rican students create environmentally friendly sunblock

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 21, 2018

It’s important to wear sunscreen at the beach, but some of the substances that help keep you safe from the sun can cause damage to underwater life.…

Why aren’t eggs refrigerated at Costa Rican grocery stores?
Business
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Business
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Why aren’t eggs refrigerated at Costa Rican grocery stores?

The Tico Times - April 17, 2018

Walking down the refrigerated aisle of the grocery store you’ll find milk, cheese, and … wait, no eggs? Many people from the United States are used to finding…

Give green in Costa Rica: holiday gifts that will live on all year
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Give green in Costa Rica: holiday gifts that will live on all year

Ed Bernhardt - December 16, 2017

A warm holiday greeting from the garden to all our readers. Another year has come to an end, and it’s time to celebrate and give thanks. Here…

Costa Rica recorded almost 1,000 new HIV cases last year
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica recorded almost 1,000 new HIV cases last year

L. Arias - July 6, 2017

Health Ministry officials reported this week that  the number of cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) increased last year in Costa…

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