When and how will Mexico launch COVID-19 vaccinations?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread globally, the Mexican government plans to start vaccinating its population against COVID-19 at the end of the third week of December. This long-awaited scheme becomes particularly crucial as the country has reported at least 1.3 million confirmed infections and 122,691 deaths. In this Pacific Prime Latin America article, …

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What you need to know about health and fitness in Latin America

Self-improvement has been gaining in popularity in recent years. Gone are the days when health and fitness were only given thought in preparation for so-called summer bodies. As a result, more people are purchasing gym memberships and looking for ways to stay physically and mentally fit. Latin America is no exception, with revenue in the …

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A complete guide to dental treatment in Mexico

As a popular destination for low-cost dental care, Mexico attracts millions of US tourists and medical tourists every year. In fact, many travel to Mexico solely for dental tourism – a subsection of medical tourism that involves seeking dental care outside of one’s local healthcare system. The country boasts hundreds of clinics that offer a …

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What foreigners should know about the Mexican healthcare system (IMSS)

If you’re moving to Mexico for work, you can join the Instituto Mexicano de Seguro Social (IMSS), which is an employer-based health scheme. English speakers can benefit from the good level of English that most doctors have, thanks to their training in the US. What if you’re living in Mexico but not working? Fret not, …

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All you need to know about healthcare services in Mexico

Mexico’s healthcare system is of generally high standards – you can expect a good level of care at a relatively affordable rate, similar to many Latin American countries. Although there is no discrimination between citizens and residents, the country’s healthcare system is based on a three-tier approach that provides different levels of care based on …

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An overview of Latin American healthcare systems

Latin America is made up of many different countries, each of which has its own unique healthcare system. Generally speaking, healthcare services tend to be much cheaper in Latin American countries than in other parts of the world. Universal public healthcare is available in major countries such as Argentina, Columbia, and Chile, making it an …

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