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, 2014See also: Health expenditures map
Countries spending the most on health care
USA Today - 7/7/2014 11:02:53 AM
Six of the countries spending the most on health care spent more per capita ... Like the rest of the developed world, U.S. health spending has risen in recent years. Between 2000 and 2012, health expenditures grew at an annualized rate of 3.9%, largely ...
IOC President: 'No intention" by any countries to pull out of Rio Games over Zika concern
US News and World Report - 2/12/2016 12:50:50 PM
LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach said Friday that no countries intend to pull out of the ... which has spread across Latin America and been labeled a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. Health authorities are ...
'No intention' by any countries to pull out of Rio, IOC president says
ESPN - 2/12/2016 4:39:53 PM
Mike & Mike react to IOC president Thomas Bach saying no countries have any intention to pull out ... which has spread across Latin America and been labeled a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. Health authorities are investigating ...
Bach: 'No intention' by any countries to pull out of Rio
Pop & Herald - 2/13/2016 7:56:09 AM
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a public health emergency last week after the virus spread across dozens of countries and first cases of Zika's sexual transmission emerged. The good news for the athletes is that the Rio games ...
Yes, America is being changed — but by whom?
Washington Post - 2/12/2016 1:52:16 AM
Once you add in “tax expenditures” — such as the exemption for employer-based health care — the size of the federal ... social expenditures jumps up to No. 2 among all rich countries in the world, exceeded only by that of France, the Organization ...
IOC president: Rio Olympics still a go, no countries intend to withdraw
Latino FOX News - 2/12/2016 11:13:36 PM
Brazil has been the epicenter of the Zika outbreak, which has spread across Latin America and been labeled a global health emergency by the World Health Organization ... where more than 1,000 athletes from 70 countries between the ages of 15 and 18 ...
Healthcare spending around the world, country by country
The Guardian - 6/30/2012 5:44:29 PM
Every country in the world's health spending detailed • Interactive map of this data • Get the data • More data journalism and data visualisations from the Guardian • DATA: download the full spreadsheet
Countries Spending the Most on Health Care
24/7 Wall ST - 11/6/2015 1:39:38 AM
... the most of any country in the world. By contrast, many countries, including Turkey and India, spend less than $1,000 on health care per person annually. Click here to see the countries spending the most on health care. Health care expenditures cover ...
Why is America the best country in the world? It's not
Dallas News - 2/12/2016 2:23:53 PM
In the eyes of the world’s beholders ... as upper class. A country needed to be highly rated for being affordable, friendly, having favorable taxes, a pleasant climate, respect for property rights and a well-developed public health system.
Guillain-Barre on rise in 5 Latam countries, no proven link to Zika - WHO
Reuters - 2/13/2016 10:12:09 AM
GENEVA, Feb 13 A neurological disorder suspected of links to the mosquito-borne Zika virus is on the rise in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Suriname and Venezuela, the World Health Organization ... now circulating in 34 countries, including 26 in the ...
The US outspends every developed country in the world in one area
The Business Insider - 11/4/2015 10:03:05 AM
We're spending more than twice the amount on health care compared to several other countries including Germany, Canada, and France, where actual health outcomes have been better for years. In 2013, the report found, we outspent all other OECD ...
Pharmaceutical corporations rake in billions on pneumonia vaccines while millions in poor countries go without
Salon - 2/11/2016 12:52:01 PM
Other countries have made similar complaints. At the World Health Assembly in 2015, 60 countries spoke out about high vaccine prices, according to MSF. The companies themselves, however, argue they cannot reduce the prices any lower. Salon reached out to ...
Health Costs: How the U.S. Compares With Other Countries
PBS - 10/22/2012 10:28:38 AM
Where does the U.S. health care spending stand relative to other OECD countries? Pearson: Whether measured relative to its population or its economy, the United States spends by far the most in the world on health care. The U.S. spent $8,233 on health per ...
Centre sets target of making India ‘malaria-free’ by 2030
Times of India - 2/13/2016 4:28:34 AM
NEW DELHI: India has set specific milestones and targets as part of a national framework to strategically eliminate malaria by 2030, the global deadline set by the World Health Organisation ... status of a malaria-free country by 2030.