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
15 Healthiest Countries In The World
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/9/2015 7:56:27 AM
In order to rank the 15 healthiest countries in the world, we have traced their life expectancy from the World Health Organization and the health expenditure per capita, which we have traced from the World Bank, in order to calculate the ranking based on ...
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 ...
US health-care spending is high. Results are...not so good
CNBC - 10/8/2015 8:50:43 PM
No other advanced country even comes close to the United States in annual spending on health care, but plenty of those other countries see much better outcomes in their citizens' actual health overall. A new Commonwealth Fund report released Thursday ...
Nigeria, other resource rich countries should learn to build buffer – IMF
Vanguard - 10/9/2015 1:47:12 PM
Indeed, many resource-rich countries used a significant share of the recent windfall to boost capital spending, as well as expenditures on health and education. For example, public investment grew by more than 15 percent a year (at constant prices ...
US and Canada partner to invest $21 million for research hubs in developing countries
National Institutes of Health - 10/9/2015 3:17:16 AM
The National Institutes of Health and other U.S. and Canadian partners are investing $20.9 million dollars over five years to establish seven regional research and training centers in low- and middle-income countries ... quarter of the world’s deaths ...
Colonoscopies Explain Why U.S. Leads the World in Health Expenditures
New York Times - 5/31/2013 11:53:08 PM
In many other developed countries, a basic colonoscopy costs just a few hundred dollars and certainly well under $1,000. That chasm in price helps explain why the United States is far and away the world leader ... “total spending on health care would ...
This Foundation Has Provided Eyesight To 4 Million People In Developing Countries
The Huffington Post - 10/8/2015 3:35:45 PM
according to the World Health Organization, but 80 percent of all visual impairment can be prevented or cured. However, access to treatment isn't so simple for many developing countries. A California-based organization, the Seva Foundation, has been ...
Healthcare spending around the world, country by country
The Guardian - 6/30/2012 5:44:29 PM
The US spends more than any other country in the world on healthcare - but how does it really compare? Every country in the world's health spending detailed • Interactive map of this data • Get the data • More data journalism and data visualisations ...
Americans Spend More on Health Care, But Fare Worse: Report
US News Health - 10/8/2015 6:41:52 PM
That's roughly 50 percent more than the health care expenditures of any other country, the report noted. The second-highest health care spender, Switzerland, spent only about $6,300 on each of its citizens annually, the findings showed. And while American ...
Coral reefs endangered by bleaching in global event, researchers say
CNN - 10/8/2015 8:22:05 PM
a visual representation of the health of our seas," said CNN anchor and meteorologist Derek Van Dam. "When coral becomes bleached or white in color, this sensitive ecosystem is negatively impacted, which creates a profound ripple effect on the world's food ...
UN health agency worried polio vaccines in Ukraine might not be used after concerns are raised
US News and World Report - 10/8/2015 5:37:27 PM
LONDON (AP) — The World Health ... The U.N. health agency announced last month that the crippling disease had been identified in Ukraine for the first time in nine years and warned that low immunization rates put the country at high risk of an outbreak.
Depressed or anxious? Time to check your mental health
USA Today College - 10/8/2015 1:59:43 AM
The University of Arizona is one of many universities across the country taking part in the day ... consisted of those 34-47. The World Health Organization reports that depression affects over 350 million people worldwide. And according to 2009-2012 ...
Health Costs: How the U.S. Compares With Other Countries
PBS - 10/22/2012 10:28:38 AM
The U.S. leads the world in health care research and cancer treatment ... What are some successful models other countries are employing to keep costs down in those areas? Pearson: Spending on almost every area of health care is higher in the United ...
What is Africa's most competitive country?
CNN - 10/8/2015 10:56:35 AM
The World Economic Forum has released its latest ... what the findings show is that consistent growth does not equal competitiveness. Some countries are still behind when it comes to education and health, and that is reflected in their overall scores.
Indonesia’s Health-Care Program Struggles With Its Own Success
Wall Street Journal - 10/8/2015 3:32:46 AM
If the program fails, Indonesia’s growing middle class will curtail such spending ... in a country with an average per capita income of just over $3,500 a year, according to the World Bank. Tens of millions of Indonesians used to go without health ...