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Costa Rica begins clinical trials of equine plasma for coronavirus patients
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Costa Rica begins clinical trials of equine plasma for coronavirus patients

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 7, 2020

Costa Rica on Monday began clinical trials of antibody-rich plasma that has been extracted from horses with the purpose of treating COVID-19 patients. According to Román Macaya,…

Costa Rica won’t resume in-person school in 2020
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Costa Rica won’t resume in-person school in 2020

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 28, 2020

Costa Rica's Education Ministry (MEP) announced Thursday that in-person classes will not return in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. In-person learning has been suspended since mid-March.…

News briefs: Daniel Salas isolating due to coronavirus contact
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News briefs: Daniel Salas isolating due to coronavirus contact

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 25, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has transformed life in Costa Rica, which has enacted measures to protect the capacity of its health system. Here’s what you should know today.…

News briefs: Costa Rica increases ICU capacity, changes COVID alerts
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News briefs: Costa Rica increases ICU capacity, changes COVID alerts

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 20, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has transformed life in Costa Rica, which has enacted measures to protect the capacity of its health system. Here’s what you should know today.…

Costa Rica-made plasma shown to inhibit coronavirus, ready for clinical trials: UCR
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Costa Rica-made plasma shown to inhibit coronavirus, ready for clinical trials: UCR

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 28, 2020

Costa Rica is set to begin clinical trials on antibody-rich plasma that has been extracted from horses with the purpose of treating COVID-19 patients. Two versions of…

Costa Rica’s public health care system facing financial strains
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Costa Rica’s public health care system facing financial strains

The Tico Times - April 24, 2020

Costa Rica’s Social Security System, which manages the country’s socialized health care, is facing significant financial strains. Mario Devandas, the director and workers' representative before the Social Security…

U.S. Embassy donates medical supplies to Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy donates medical supplies to Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 27, 2020

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). As part…

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

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 14, 2020

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

‘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…

Comptroller General green lights new Puntarenas hospital
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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…