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Latin America & Caribbean
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CR
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CRI
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Americas
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Republic of Costa Rica

Expanding fiscal space for social protection

Iniciativa Ciudadana para la Promoción de la Cultura del Diálogo

Iniciativa Ciudadana para la Promoción de la Cultura del Diálogo A.C. es una organización de la sociedad civil mexicana de segundo piso, que busca facilitar e impulsar procesos de diálogo y construcción de acuerdos entre diversos actores de la sociedad, tanto a nivel nacional como internacional.

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Este martes, 11 países de las Américas empezaron a implementar la Tarjeta Unificada de Vacunación (TUV), que sirve para registrar los biológicos administrados a los migrantes, ser más eficaces en su atención y proteger su salud y la de la población por donde transitan o se establecen. 

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A report was recently presented at the 57th session of the Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Washington, where progress and challenges of how Costa Rica has been working on health issues were presented, through Vice President Epsy Campbell. One of the many highlights in this report is the increase in life expectancy at birth, that Costa Ricans now has, in addition to the decrease in infant and maternal mortality. Also the advances of our Country in the control of communicable diseases.

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Mi Primer Empleo (My First Job)

The program promotes the creation of new job opportunities for youth, women and people with disabilities, through an economic benefit that the State will grant to companies that enroll in the program and increase their staff. Through the program, participants acquire new skills and experience, which will improve their chances of accessing quality jobs. For their part, companies have an incentive to increase their payroll and train workers according to their needs.

 

El ministro de Desarrollo Humano e Inclusión Social y Presidente Ejecutivo del IMAS, Juan Luis Bermúdez, confirmó la mañana de este lunes la transferencia exitosa de ₡3,962 millones a 200.068 estudiantes quienes, hasta junio, recibieron una beca de FONABE y ahora son beneficiarios del nuevo programa del IMAS: Crecemos.

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Latin American and Caribbean populations are aging fast. Soon, they will need a new model to provide long term-care and support services for older adults with functional dependency.

In this webinar the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the National Health Insurance of Korea will deliver a presentation on the design and implementation of a long-term care service system.

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Women constitute the majority of the older adult population, but, with some exceptions, they are underrepresented among pension recipients. Although progress has been made in the region with regard to women’s inclusion in non-contributory pension programmes, these pension payments are lower and do not allow women to escape poverty. Mainstreaming the gender dimension into the design of pension system reforms is a challenge.

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A partir de una mejora en la gestión de recursos destinados a la inversión social, el Gobierno inyectará ¢14 mil millones adicionales al Régimen No Contributivo (RNC) durante los próximos cuatro años, lo que le permitirá aumentar la cobertura en 20.000 nuevos beneficiarios e incrementar el monto de la pensión en un 5,1%.

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El Gobierno de la República dispondrá, a través de los fondos que administra el Banco Hipotecario de la Vivienda (BANHVI), de ȼ114.180 millones para otorgar 11.507 bonos de construcción de viviendas individuales y proyectos habitacionales dirigidos a la población de ingresos bajos.

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