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‘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…

U.S. Embassy issues health alert over respiratory illnesses in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy issues health alert over respiratory illnesses in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - October 4, 2019

The United States Embassy has issued the following health alert regarding respiratory viruses in Costa Rica: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and other respiratory viruses tend to be…

Women face difficulties in obtaining morning-after pill in Costa Rica
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Health
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Women face difficulties in obtaining morning-after pill in Costa Rica

Monserrat Lamb Parra / Semanario Universidad - September 19, 2019

A woman in Costa Rica who needs to get the drug Posterga, popularly known as the morning-after pill, will not have an easy task. She may have…

Health Ministry calls for awareness, compliance following agrochemical poisonings
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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…

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…

Costa Rica reports more deaths from tainted alcohol; dengue cases on the rise
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica reports more deaths from tainted alcohol; dengue cases on the rise

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 6, 2019

Two more people died last week due to methanol poisoning, Costa Rica's Health Ministry reported. The deaths, which occurred in Santa Bárbara de Heredia and Santa Cruz…

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…

U.S. Embassy issues safety alert over adulterated alcohol
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy issues safety alert over adulterated alcohol

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 23, 2019

The U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica has issued the following safety alert in response to at least 19 recent deaths suspected to have been caused by adulterated…

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