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Costa Rica’s public health system welcomes first IVF baby

Her birth is a milestone that follows years of struggles to legalize IVF and offer it within the Costa Rica Social Security System (CCSS, or Caja). 

U.S. Embassy donates medical supplies to Costa Rica

The United States Embassy in Costa Rica made the first of two planned donations of medical supplies to the Costa Rican Social Security System (CCSS). 

Hospital México to double its surgical capacity with addition of new tower

Hospital México, among the most important public health resources in Costa Rica, will double its surgical capacity by next year, according to Casa Presidencial.

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

Nine women were transferred fertilized eggs, and three are now in their 10th week of gestation.  

Comptroller General green lights new Puntarenas hospital

The new hospital will provide better care for patients outside of San José.

Health strike ends in Costa Rica as unions, Caja reach agreement

Government representatives and health unions reached an agreement Monday afternoon to end strikes that crippled the country's public-health system for more than a week. According...

Nearly 43,000 appointments postponed as health strikes continue

More than 42,900 medical appointments have been canceled or postponed this week as thousands of public-hospital workers continue to strike in Costa Rica. Health...

Strikes cause partial shutdowns of public hospitals

The tax reform, which includes tax increases, was approved in December to counteract a fiscal deficit that last year reached 6% of GDP.

Costa Rica investing $42 million for health facilities in Guanacaste

The money will finance facilities in Bagaces, Liberia, and Santa Cruz.

Costa Rican Caja reports significant delays for surgeries due to strike

According to a CCSS report, a total of 52 of the 123 surgeries scheduled for Thursday were suspended.

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