Definition: This entry provides the total expenditure on health as a percentage of GDP. Health expenditures are broadly defined as activities performed either by institutions or individuals through the application of medical, paramedical, and/or nursing knowledge and technology, the primary purpose of which is to promote, restore, or maintain health.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Health expenditures map
Rising debt and falling aid force poor countries to cut spending on health and farmers
Oxfand - 5/16/2013 8:47:30 AM
Poor countries are cutting back investment in farming, health service and services to help women because of fears about rising debts and the impact of the economic crisis, according to a new database launched today. Despite efforts to overcome ...
Child health highlights from WHO’s health statistics report
GlobalPost - 5/15/2013 9:41:47 PM
Today the World Health Organization published its annual World Health Statistics report, which presents the most recent health data for WHO member states and reports on countries’ progress toward the health-related UN Millennium Development Goals.
Health Law’s Cadillac Tax Bite on Companies Drops by $57 Billion
Bloomberg - 5/16/2013 5:30:03 PM
The U.S. health-care law’s projected tax bite on businesses with more generous health benefits is dropping as medical spending slows and employers look to rein in the cost of coverage. The 2010 Affordable Care Act’s so-called Cadillac tax on ...
Qatar's spending returns home
The Age - 5/20/2013 12:50:18 AM
Qatar is expected to spend $US200 billion on domestic infrastructure ahead of hosting the 2022 soccer World cup. Photo: Getty Images After paying for stakes in European companies, landmarks in London, uprisings in the Middle East and a soccer title in ...
Why Delegates at the World Health Assembly Should Double Down on 13
The Huffington Post - 5/17/2013 5:21:42 PM
The number 13 has long been linked to a belief of bad luck and misfortune. Well, today that superstition has changed. More importantly, if we do right by the number 13, we have the potential to save six million women and children over the next five years.
WHO Statistics Show Dramatic Progress In Improving Health In Poorest Countries
RTT News - 5/15/2013 3:51:01 PM
The world has made dramatic progress in improving health in the poorest countries and narrowing the gaps between countries with the best and worst health status in the past two decades, according to the World Health Statistics 2013. The WHO annual ...
World Health Organization says single yellow fever shot enough to guarantee life-long immunity
Washington Post - 5/17/2013 9:14:57 AM
GENEVA — The World Health Organization says a yellow fever booster vaccination given 10 years after the initial shot isn’t necessary. The U.N.’s global health agency said Friday that its expert group on immunization believes a single dose ...
Immigrants Face Health Toll After Spending Time In The U.S.
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2013 6:02:17 PM
A growing body of mortality research on immigrants has shown that the longer they live in this country, the worse their rates of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. And while their American-born children may have more money, they ...
Health care workers sickened by new virus
CNN - 5/15/2013 11:22:00 PM
(CNN)-- Two health care workers in Saudi Arabia were sickened while treating patients with a dangerous new virus, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. The health care workers were exposed to patients with the novel coronavirus, or nCoV ...
No more cheap plonk: Wine lovers spending less on their favourite drink but when they do they opt for an expensive bottle
Daily Mail - 5/20/2013 2:52:00 AM
She told Off Licence News: 'People are buying less, but we are seeing that, when consumers do buy ... sales hit the £1billion mark against Italy's £830million following a 5 per cent drop on last year. France and the US remained in third ...
Novel Coronavirus Might Spread Between Humans, Says World Health Organization
Medical News Today - 5/15/2013 6:54:09 AM
The Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) is emerging as a major challenge for countries across the world and experts from the various governments that have been affected are desperately looking for some form of guidance. A new report by the World Health Organization ...
Poland set for biggest-ever increase in military spending
Financial Times - 5/19/2013 4:14:55 PM
New era as Swiss bank secrecy declines FT Photo Diary Girls kiss in Paris Hollande signs gay marriage into ... that our engineers and scientists are taking part in an equal way,” he said. “Whoever promises us a greater share of technology transfer ...
Obama seeks to cut Afghan war spending by 10 percent
Townhall.com - 5/18/2013 2:04:16 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday trimmed his funding request for the war in Afghanistan and other overseas operations by 10 percent, reflecting his plans to wind down the U.S. presence in that country. The president asked ...
Budget health spending largely spared surgeon's knife, says CHA
CathNews - 5/15/2013 1:39:11 AM
Last night’s Budget largely insulated health from major cuts in spending and provided a welcome boost to cancer ... improve social determinants of health in a country that is currently burdened by unacceptable levels of health inequity.
Budget Office Says Obama Plan Would Cut Deficit by $1 Trillion
New York Times - 5/19/2013 4:04:46 AM
Earlier this week, the budget office sharply cut its estimate of the current fiscal-year deficit by more than $200 billion, on higher-than-anticipated tax receipts and big payments to the Treasury from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the mortgage ...