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
World Bank’s Kim Says Health Coverage Can End Poverty
Bloomberg - 5/21/2013 8:44:33 PM
the annual meeting of the World Health Organization’s top decision-making group. “In all cases, countries need to tie their plans to tough, relevant metrics. All of us together must prevent ‘universal coverage’ from ending up as a ...
Here's how we build a better health-care system
Indianapolis Star - 5/20/2013 11:59:01 PM
The ability to provide cutting edge medical care and technology by our American health-care system is unmatched in the world. However, our country ranks number one worldwide in health-care spending, and according to the World Health Organization ...
Coronaviruses kill 22, WHO warns countries not to hoard secrets
worldbulletin.net - 5/24/2013 6:43:29 AM
World Health Organization (WHO) stated on Friday that severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus killed 22 patients so far. It was confirmed in laboratory that 22 of 44 patients died due to Corona virus which has symptoms similar to SARS, WHO stated.
The 9 Most Obese Countries in the World
Daily Finance - 5/23/2013 4:10:10 PM
The world is expanding, but unfortunately it's not the global economy whose waistline needs to go up a size. The rate of worldwide obesity has been marching higher at an extraordinary rate for more than three decades now. According to the ...
Healing Public Health Care Finances: Budget Reforms That Work
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2013 11:53:02 PM
But spending on health care is putting enormous pressure on public purses all over the world, and it's only getting worse. How can we fix this? How can governments keep their health care promises to citizens without busting the budget?
When America became a third-world country
Salon - 5/21/2013 4:26:51 PM
Some are already being subdivided and sold to the highest bidder ... They went on for a decade, making no exception for effective programs vital to America’s economic health that were already underfunded, like job training and infrastructure ...
Five Obstacles To A Healthier World
Forbes - 5/23/2013 4:31:39 PM
Imagine a community in which “great health” is as important as education or social status, or where health education is as important as mathematics. In this community, well-being would be a priority that would be appreciated, pursued and ...
World Health Assembly opens in Geneva
unmultimedia.org - 5/20/2013 1:43:24 PM
supporting countries in their efforts to move forward with universal health coverage and also the post-2015 agenda on health.” (27") The World Health Assembly is scheduled to conclude on 28 May. Donn Bobb, United Nations.
World Health Assembly opens to discuss major health issues
WHO - 5/20/2013 6:08:15 PM
and progress on the Organization’s reform are also on the agenda. In her opening address to the Health Assembly, WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan noted that the world is facing challenging times, including financial crisis, job insecurity ...
The Fraser Institute: Sweden Shows Canada How to Reduce Health Spending While Improving Medicare
Yahoo! Finance - 5/22/2013 11:32:11 AM
In that light, it is valuable for Canada to examine ... patients in both public and private settings. A private parallel health care sector plays several important roles: first, it provides individuals an option to return to normal life more ...
World Health Organization: Coronaviruses kill 22
worldbulletin.net - 5/24/2013 6:43:29 AM
World Health Organization stated that so far 22 of 44 SARS virus carriers. World Health Organization (WHO) stated on Friday that severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus killed 22 patients so far. It was confirmed in laboratory that 22 of 44 patients ...
CBO: Obama's Budget Would Reduce Medicare Spending By $364B
Kaiser Health News - 5/20/2013 6:36:53 PM
or about 2.4 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product projected for that period (Zigmond, 5/17). The Hill: Obama Budget Would Cut $364 Billion In Medicare Spending President Obama's budget proposal would save the Medicare program $364 billion over ...
Pollution Risks Worse for Developing World Women
Women's eNews - 5/20/2013 10:08:39 AM
Environmental factors are responsible for 23 percent of the overall global disease burden, according to World Health Organization research. Addressing such pollution could save the lives of 6 million women a year. (WOMENSENEWS)-- Standing ankle deep in ...
Immigrants face major health toll after spending time in the U.S.
WOAI - 5/20/2013 10:47:26 PM
SAN ANTONIO -- Becoming an American can be bad for your health. The New York Times reports 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 ...
Africa: Guide to Immunisation Topics On 2013 World Health Assembly Agenda
AllAfrica - 5/20/2013 11:41:43 AM
By 2020, GAVI expects more than 30 million girls in over 40 of the world's poorest countries to have been immunised with the HPV vaccine. 2. Post MDGs consultation and Global Health and Diplomacy after 2015 The GAVI Alliance will participate in a side ...