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Inside Costa Rica’s healthcare success story

January 27th @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Average life expectancy in Costa Rica has steadily increased, from 55 years in 1950 to 81 years today — far outpacing the U.S. Even more notable: the country has achieved this success while spending far less than the U.S. as a share of income. What’s behind Costa Rica’s remarkable success? How has its progress in health care improved its resilience? And what lessons can we learn for other nations? We’ll explore all that and more with our experts.


Roman Macaya, Former Executive President and Chairman of the Board, Costa Rican Social Security; Former Ambassador to the U.S

Asaf Bitton, Executive Director, Ariadne Labs; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Patricia Geli, Executive Director, Reform for Resilience Commission; Research Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Date: January 27th
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Calendars: Academic Calendar, Public Events, School-wide Events


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