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
Framing the right prescription for health expenditure
The Hindu - 3/20/2017 7:56:01 PM
Yet, countries with comparable or even lower per capita health expenditures, including Indonesia ... Successful health systems, the world over, including in entirely free market developed economies such as Germany, Switzerland, South Korea, and Japan ...
When the U.S. funds global health, other countries do too
Washington Post - 3/21/2017 7:59:00 AM
In President Trump’s proposed budget, there’s a $54 billion bump in military spending ... donors and NGOs working in five African countries and the United States. My work included analyzing cross-national health data. I found that African officials ...
Countries spending the most on health care
USA Today - 7/7/2014 2:37:38 PM
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 ...
World Tuberculosis Day: Health workers raise awareness in Sierra Leone
Al JAZEERA - 3/24/2017 10:47:14 AM
Tuberculosis is among the top ten causes of death worldwide. The World Health Organization says Sierra Leone has one of the highest levels of TB. Health workers in the country are trying to change that by raising awareness. Tuberculosis is among the top ...
They want to enlist 1 million yoga fans for the world's largest class
Los Angeles Times - 3/23/2017 10:15:37 PM
Sunset asanas turn into a dance party; kidney health gets an up-close look; an influential women’s group makes wellness a focus; and the world’s biggest yoga gathering ... malls and outdoor venues across the country will hold donation-based classes ...
Norway unseats Denmark as world's happiest country: report
Reuters - 3/20/2017 2:02:16 AM
NEW YORK Norway displaced Denmark as the world's happiest country in a new report released on Monday that ... cutting Meals on Wheels in order to raise military spending. I think everything that has been proposed goes in the wrong direction," he explained.
World Returns in Health Care Will Drive How Long You Live, But Your Country Will Stand In Your Way
Forbes - 9/4/2015 10:28:19 PM
Because world returns drive medical innovation and are central to spending growth in health care, it follows that a given country’s spending growth is driven partly by health policies of other countries. This suggests, for instance, that spending growth ...
World Bank signs USD 100 million Health Care Deal for Uttarakhand
Jagran Josh - 3/24/2017 11:58:49 AM
The agreement for the project was signed by Raj Kumar, Joint Secretary in Union Ministry of Finance; Neeraj Kharwal, Project Director for the Uttarakhand Health Systems and World Bank India Operations Manager and Acting Country Director Hisham Abdo Kahin.
World stocks mixed ahead of U.S. health-care vote
Salt Lake Tribune - 3/23/2017 7:02:21 PM
Earlier in the week, shares fell on doubts over the outlook for Trump's agenda of tax cuts and higher infrastructure spending. ANALYST'S VIEWPOINT: "The implications of the health care reform bill vote may be more pronounced when the results arrive and I ...
A look at US healthcare spending as Obamacare repeal looms
Raw Story - 3/23/2017 12:57:17 PM
Following are some questions and answers about healthcare spending and health insurance coverage in the United States ... a contrast to the 72 percent average among member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Driving while distracted: Which countries have toughest laws?
CNN - 3/24/2017 11:23:02 AM
Instead, it puts its energy behind efforts to raise awareness of the risks of distracted driving, according to a report (PDF) by the World Health Organization. Other countries, such as Portugal, have extended bans on the use of mobile phones while driving ...
Norway named Happiest Country of 2017
CBS News - 3/20/2017 1:55:07 AM
health and income. Other factors by which 155 countries were measured in the annual World Happiness Report are: employment, income inequality, life expectancy, GDP per capita, public trust (i.e., a lack of corruption in government and business), and social ...
Trump’s budget would set back global health and Triangle jobs
The News & Observer - 3/23/2017 8:32:25 AM
The budget, which proposes significant increases in military spending ... work in more than 185 countries to improve global health. Collectively, our organizations positively impact millions of lives around the world contributing to declines in mortality ...
Countries Spending the Most on Health Care
24/7 Wall ST - 7/7/2014 5:55:05 AM
... health spending growth worldwide, a number of countries still had substantial health care budgets as of 2012. Based on data released by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the U.S. led the developed world in 2012 ...
World Bank Inks 100 Million Dollar Health Care Deal For Uttarakhand
NDTV - 3/23/2017 11:27:12 PM
... Secretary Health and Project Director for the Uttarakhand Health Systems Development Project Neeraj Kharwal on behalf of Uttarakhand and World Bank India Operations Manager and Acting Country Director Hisham Abdo Kahin on behalf of the World Bank.