The National Survey of Sexual and Reproductive Health of Costa Rica in December found that the majority of the population knows about prevention measures. However, many do not put these measures into practice.
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Health Ministry officials said authorities are in the process of implementing a program for rapid HIV screening at public hospitals.
Scattered groups of demonstrators gather in front of the Caja’s main building in downtown San José on June 29, 2017.
The strike in public hospitals provoked the suspension of 1,030 medical appointments, 229 specialized procedures and 114 surgeries.
INAMU executive president Alejandra Mora responds to questions from reporters during the public presentation of the national plan to fight violence against women on June 26.
A total of 22 public agencies, organizations and universities have pledged to adopt the plan and work with the INAMU to improve the treatment of women in Costa Rica.
Costa Rican representatives at the event promoted the country’s offerings. Dental treatments are among the services most frequently requested by medical tourists.
(Francesco Pistilli/The Tico Times)
Local companies’ headed to New Orleans seeking to make new contacts with potential business partners and to attract medical tourists to Costa Rica.
Health Ministry staff are currently conducting fumigation campaigns and eliminating breeding sites of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, the main carrier of Zika virus.
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During the first 22 weeks of this year there were 175 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne virus in the country. Of these, 27 are women who contracted the virus during pregnancy.
President Luis Guillermo Solís addresses the audience during the celebration in Costa Rica of World Environment Day, June 5, 2017.
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Costa Rica generates 4,000 tons of waste every day. Of these, 11 percent are plastics that end up in the sea, including 1.5 million plastic bottles.
Caja officials are asking parents of children between six months and five years to get them vaccinated. They also called on pregnant women, people over 60, or people of any age suffering from a chronic disease.
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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.
Researchers found that the percentage of overweight Costa Ricans rose from 24.9 percent to 36.1 percent.
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The Social Security System has launched a new campaign seeking to change Ticos’ eating habits in order to stem a tide of increasing obesity.
Health Ministry officials say that the use of baby walkers increases risks of burns and accidents.
Businesses and public agencies have six months to take all necessary measures for the implementation of the new regulations on baby walkers.
An Israeli investor is accusing U.S. businessman Thomas Reeves of using Costa Rica’s medical marijuana bill as part of a scheme to defraud him.
(Courtesy of Public Security Ministry)
According to an official complaint filed March 8, an Israeli investor says Thomas Reeves took $25,000 from him after falsifying licenses and documents.