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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). 

Costa Rica investing $42 million for health facilities in Guanacaste

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

Caja Executive President steps down at President Solís’ request

Health Minister Fernando Llorca Castro will replace Sáenz starting Thursday and Vice Minister María Esther Anchía will temporarily work as Health Minister.

Social Security System launches anti-influenza vaccination campaign

Health officials reported that 93 percent of the people who died from influenza last year were not vaccinated, despite the fact that because all were members of high-risk groups, they were eligible to receive the vaccination for free.

Caja moves forward with raise in social security rate, but in two phases

Union leaders demanded that President Luis Guillermo Solís ensure the immediate dismissal of Caja Executive President María del Rocío Sáenz Madrigal.

Workers’ unions deliver petition to reverse raise in Social Security rate

Caja Pension Manager Jaime Barrantes said they will evaluate the unions' petition along with others that they have received from other groups in recent days.

Workers’ unions to demonstrate against raise in Social Security rate

Union leaders hope to block vehicle traffic along the capital’s Second Avenue, in front of the Caja’s main building, to get the institution's attention.

Number of obese Ticos has almost quadrupled in four decades

The Social Security System has launched a new campaign seeking to change Ticos’ eating habits in order to stem a tide of increasing obesity.

Costa Rica welcomes first IVF baby after 16-year ban

The parents are from the province of Heredia who had the IVF procedure performed last June at a private hospital in San José.

Caja to stop printing social security slips starting next year

Eliminating print slips will save Caja the ₡200 million (some $356,000) the agency invests each year in printing nearly 14 million social security slips.

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