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  • Hospital Clínica Bíblica is a hospital in San José, Costa Rica

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  • The Clínica Bíblica Hospital is the largest and most complete private hospital of Costa Rica
  • Founded in 1929, its mission focused on the comprehensive health of each one of its clients and, since then, has remained constantly growing and improving the quality of its services and infrastructure
  • In the year 1921, a Latin American Mission project initiated in Costa Rica
  • Several missionaries, from different countries, arrived in the country with the purpose of helping the neediest
  • The married couple of Henry Strachan (of Scottish nationality) and Susan Strachan (of Irish nationality) joined this noble cause, after having served 17 years in Argentina as evangelical missionaries
  • Upon arriving in Costa Rica, they were moved and concerned by the deplorable conditions of the local health system
  • In general, the life expectation was forty-years old and there were diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria
  • The San Juan de Dios Hospital was the only one that existed and could only care for part of those ill
  • The main concern for the Strachan´s was children´s health, since they found that, out of each 1000 children born per year, 355 died; 50% before they were five-years-old
  • Malnutrition and neglect were the main problems suffered by children during that time

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