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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…

Costa Rica assisting Honduras in fight against dengue
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica assisting Honduras in fight against dengue

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 30, 2019

Responding to a call for international collaboration, Costa Rica's Health Ministry is helping Honduras as it faces a deadly outbreak of dengue fever. Costa Rica donated insecticides…

Comptroller General green lights new Puntarenas hospital
Costa Rica
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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…

Tainted liquor cases on the decline, Health Ministry says
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Tainted liquor cases on the decline, Health Ministry says

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 26, 2019

Twenty-six people have died in Costa Rica since June after consuming tainted liquor, but the Health Ministry says there have been no new deaths since Aug. 1.…

Ministry of Agriculture to investigate pesticide poisonings
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Ministry of Agriculture to investigate pesticide poisonings

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 26, 2019

Twenty-two people -- most of them children -- are in stable condition after suffering from pesticide poisoning, Costa Rican authorities said. The Ministry of Health has asked…

Costa Rica initiative aims to create greener cities
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica initiative aims to create greener cities

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 20, 2019

A new Costa Rican initiative aims to improve quality of life by protecting and promoting green spaces in the country’s biggest cities. The Biodiver_City Project, a partnership…

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

A treatment center in Costa Rica helps break common myths and misconceptions about addiction recovery
Global health
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Global health
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A treatment center in Costa Rica helps break common myths and misconceptions about addiction recovery

The Tico Times - August 5, 2019

Addiction can be a difficult subject to broach with a friend or loved one who's suffering from substance use disorder (SUD). Every person is different and each…

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