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Costa Rica investing $42 million for health facilities in Guanacaste
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Costa Rica investing $42 million for health facilities in Guanacaste

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 22, 2019

Costa Rica's Social Security System (Caja), which manages the country's socialized health care system, announced Monday a $42 million plan for infrastructure improvements in Guanacaste province. The…

Costa Rican Caja reports significant delays for surgeries due to strike
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Costa Rica
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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’s blood bank needs donors
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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…

Costa Rica begins nationwide HPV vaccination campaign
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica begins nationwide HPV vaccination campaign

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 4, 2019

The Costa Rican Social Security System (Caja) began this week a nationwide campaign to vaccinate girls against the human papilloma virus, or HPV. With President Carlos Alvarado…

Caja eliminates health care card requirement starting September 1st
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Caja eliminates health care card requirement starting September 1st

The Tico Times - August 5, 2017

The Caja (CCSS) announces that starting September 1st, it will not be necessary to show the health care card to receive medical attention at any of the…

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

Hundreds of medical procedures, surgeries postponed by public workers’ strike
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Business
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Hundreds of medical procedures, surgeries postponed by public workers’ strike

L. Arias - June 30, 2017

A total of 1,490 employees of the Social Security System, or Caja, joined the strike called for public workers’ unions on Thursday and affected more than a…

Demonstration, arts festival to complicate vehicle traffic in San José on Thursday
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Arts and Culture
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Demonstration, arts festival to complicate vehicle traffic in San José on Thursday

L. Arias - June 28, 2017

People needing to go to San José on Thursday should take a very careful look at their route. A public workers' demonstration will take over downtown streets…

Health Ministry confirms sixth case of a baby born with Zika virus
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Health Ministry confirms sixth case of a baby born with Zika virus

L. Arias - June 15, 2017

Read more of our Zika coverage here. A woman in the province of Guanacaste gave birth to a baby girl infected with Zika, bringing the total number…

Caja Executive President steps down at President Solís’ request
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Caja Executive President steps down at President Solís’ request

L. Arias - June 8, 2017

María del Rocío Sáenz Madrigal, Executive President of Costa Rica's Social Security System (Caja), agreed to resign her post following a request from President Luis Guillermo Solís on…

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