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Comptroller General green lights new Puntarenas hospital
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Costa Rica
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Comptroller General green lights new Puntarenas hospital

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 30, 2019

The Comptroller General of Costa Rica has approved an $83 million contract to construct a new hospital in Puntarenas. The Costa Rican Social Security System (CCSS), or…

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

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 12, 2019

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 to a…

Nearly 43,000 appointments postponed as health strikes continue
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Costa Rica
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Nearly 43,000 appointments postponed as health strikes continue

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 8, 2019

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 unions say they're…

Strikes cause partial shutdowns of public hospitals
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Costa Rica
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Strikes cause partial shutdowns of public hospitals

AFP and The Tico Times - August 5, 2019

Most public hospitals in Costa Rica partially suspended work Monday due to a 48-hour strike against a tax reform approved last year, which workers say seeks to…

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

At Costa Rica hospital, dog therapy becomes part of treatment for child patients
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At Costa Rica hospital, dog therapy becomes part of treatment for child patients

L. Arias - November 26, 2015

A group of trained dogs are now officially part of medical treatment for young patients at San Vicente de Paul Hospital in Costa Rica's Heredia province. The four-legged therapy began as…

Hundreds of gay couples sign up for expanded health insurance coverage in Costa Rica
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Health
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Hundreds of gay couples sign up for expanded health insurance coverage in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - November 10, 2015

Hundreds of same-sex couples have successfully applied to insure their partners after the Costa Rican Social Security System board of directors voted to expand health care benefits, a policy that went…

Bingo raises funds for children, teenagers with cancer
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Giving Back
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Bingo raises funds for children, teenagers with cancer

Amanda Zúñiga - October 22, 2015

The GiáMaLa Foundation will host their sixth annual bingo tonight in order to raise funds for GiáMaLa House, which offers temporary lodging, food, psychological  and emotional support to children and young…

Costa Rica to reach population of 5 million by 2018
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Costa Rica to reach population of 5 million by 2018

The Tico Times - July 11, 2015

Costa Rica is poised to reach its next big population milestone in just a few years. Costa Rica will reach a population of 5 million by 2018, according…