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Costa Rica: By Boat, By Horse, By Bicycle

Costa Rica: By Boat, By Horse, By Bicycle

Update: 2022-12-06


This week, we head to Costa Rica, the final destination on our maternal health “world tour,” where we explore the country’s unique community-based model of care. We’ll travel into the mountains with a community health worker to check up on a pregnant woman, and then head to the western coast, where we meet a doctor providing care to a small fishing village. Along the way, we’ll learn how the country’s healthcare reforms helped to expand access to rural areas and overcome high rates of child and maternal mortality.

Learn more about Costa Rica’s healthcare model here: 

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Costa Rica: By Boat, By Horse, By Bicycle

Costa Rica: By Boat, By Horse, By Bicycle

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