‘Health’ News

Mexican Health Insurance

By Susan Fogel Health insurance for all the people by 2025. That is the vision of the administration of the Seguro Popular (insurance for the people). Seguro Popular is one of the three major public insurance systems in Mexico. Another is the Instituto de Seguridad...

Ten Ways to Lose That Weight Gain in La Paz

Guilty of overeating during the holidays? Many of us have spent the past month overeating (and overdrinking?), and are now having a hard time getting into our favorite pants. Here are ten simple and fun ways to lose some of that holiday weight gain here...

The Fight Against Dengue and Chikungunya is a Permanent Task

TBC With the objective to control the outbreak against Dengue and Chikungunya virus and mitigate its negative impact on Baja California Sur, the Secretary of Health (SSA) has said that they will continue to commit to strengthening actions that will eliminate the mosquito that transmits...

The Municipality of La Paz Launches Operation Dengue and Chikungunya

The Municipality of La Paz Launches Operation Dengue and Chikungunya TBC On Friday, June 12th, the Municipality of La Paz and the Municipal Epidemiology Committee in conjunction with the Secretary of Health launched “Operation Dengue and Chikungunya” in hopes of educating the public on both...

Seguro Popular, A Health Care Option in Mexico for Foreigners

Les Carmona Back in 1992, Mexico created a program to provide health care for anyone who does not qualify for employer-supported medical insurance. There are pluses and minuses to the system but it remains a great way to provide you and your family access to...

The Secretary of Health Stresses the Need to Continue Action Against Dengue

  During the week of November 3rd to the 10th, 171 new cases have been reported in BCS. Although weekly cases have decreased, preventative measures remain the same. TBC Although the presence of dengue has decreased considerably in recent weeks, the Department of Health for...

Donating Blood In Mexico

TBC I recently donated blood for a friend who needed surgery at the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) hospital on 5 de Febrero here in La Paz. It is common in public hospitals in Mexico to ask surgical candidates to find 2-3 blood donors...

Department of Health for BCS will be out in Full Force Against Dengue

*Mosquito larvae control crews and fumigators will once again be in and out of neighbourhoods in La Paz, Chametla and El Centenario as well as the communities of Los Barriles, Todos Santos and Pescadero TBC With the objective of strengthening intensive action against dengue in...

Number of Dengue Cases in Baja Continues to Rise

TBC The number of reported cases of dengue continues to rise in Baja California Sur with 1171 confirmed. The Secretary of Health for the State of BCS announced that as of November 3rd, there have been 1171 cases of dengue confirmed with 1128 cases of...

The Fight Continues Against Dengue In La Paz And Los Cabos

  849 cases have been reported so far, mostly from southern BCS TBC The Secretary of Health has not let down its guard in the fight against dengue. On the contrary, the state health authority will continue to strengthen their actions including fumigation as well...