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
Twenty-eight countries have worse health care systems than Liberia’s
Washington Post - 3/3/2015 7:41:10 PM
The two other Ebola-ravaged countries, Sierra Leone (46th ... money spent on health care in developing nations. The World Health organization estimates that $86 per person per year is the minimum spending required to provide essential health-care services.
WHO urges developing countries to fund tropical diseases fight
worldbulletin.net - 2/19/2015 12:10:07 PM
The investment would represent as little as 0.1 percent of current national health spending of the low and middle-income countries affected by NTD. The World Health Organization called on developing countries on Thursday to invest $1 per person per year ...
Increased child mortality linked to decreased government healthcare spending
2 Minute Medicine - 3/1/2015 11:54:05 PM
The World Health Organization’s Millennium Development Goals includes an aim to reduce the mortality of children under 5 years of age by two-thirds in high mortality countries. Government spending on this project is influenced by fluctuations in the ...
Nearly 30 countries 'highly vulnerable' to Ebola-style epidemic: charity
Reuters - 3/2/2015 7:06:34 PM
the charity compiled an index of the public health systems of the world's poorest countries based on the number of health workers, government spending on health and mortality rates. Somalia ranked lowest with the index finding there is one health worker ...
Countries spending the most on health care
USA Today - 7/7/2014 11:02:53 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 ...
Don Cayo: Canada could learn from others about health spending
The Vancouver Sun - 2/28/2015 5:04:15 AM
Blomqvist and Busby note that Canadian governments cover about 70 per cent of our health care expenditures ... in four countries — the U.K., Australia, Switzerland and the Netherlands — whose health systems are considered to be among the world ...
The Next Ebola Zone: Report Finds 28 High-Risk Countries
NBC News - 3/3/2015 5:39:29 PM
The group devised an index of the public health systems of the world's poorest countries based on the number of health workers, government spending on health and mortality rates. Somalia ranked worst, with the index finding there is one health worker for ...
World Bank to help improve quality, access, and efficiency of Albania’s health care system
The World Bank - 2/28/2015 12:03:36 AM
With only half of the poor covered by social health insurance, increased health spending has pushed more households ... and there is still a large unfinished agenda,” said Tahseen Sayed, World Bank Country Manager for Albania. “Government has shown ...
Almost 30 Countries Suffer from Weaker Health Systems Than Ebola-Hit West Africa, Putting Millions at Risk - Save the Children
Yahoo Finance - 3/3/2015 12:00:03 AM
View photo The report ranks the world's poorest countries on the state of their public ... The reports' index looks at the numbers of health workers, government spending on health, and mortality rates. Somalia ranks lowest, and is preceded by Chad ...
Swine flu outbreak: Blame govt's shamefully low public health expenditure
Firstpost - 2/19/2015 1:40:11 AM
Outbreaks such as the present one will expose the inability of the country’s public health system to reach out to 75 percent of the people and shamefully low public health expenditure of one per cent of the GDP. Everybody else in the world in raising ...
Up to $40 billion of Arab world’s spending on health care wasted
The National - 2/28/2015 1:32:30 PM
LONDON // As much as half of the estimated US$80 billion in annual government spending on health care in the Arab world is going to waste due to ... wasted in some Middle East and North Africa (Mena) countries could be much higher, Dr Al Yousuf said.
Almost 30 Countries Suffer From Weaker Health Systems Than Ebola-hit West Africa, Putting Millions At Risk
WebWire - 3/3/2015 3:02:00 PM
The report ranks the world’s poorest countries on the state of their public health ... The reports’ index looks at the numbers of health workers, government spending on health, and mortality rates. Somalia ranks lowest, and is preceded by Chad, Nigeria ...
Sub-Saharan Africans rate their health care lowest in the world
Science Codex - 2/25/2015 9:54:09 AM
In 12 of the 28 countries included in the Gallup World Poll, at least half of all health care spending is in the private sector. Only in Malawi does the private sector account for less than a third of all health care spending. "The private sector tends to ...
Report: 30 Countries Highly Vulnerable to Ebola-like Epidemics
Voice of America - 3/3/2015 7:02:23 AM
“Unless we learn an old adage that prevention is better than cure, we’re going to be spending a hell of a lot ... such as malaria and pneumonia. The World Health Organization estimates it would cost a country nearly $90 per person per year to provide ...
Tobacco control: smoking out more ways to protect global health
biznews.com - 3/2/2015 6:13:28 AM
February 27, 2015 marks a decade since the World ... Countries worldwide are watching the FDA process closely as they consider regulatory action. Unfortunately, multiple elements of this Act have been challenged by the tobacco industry (eg large, graphic ...