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 ...
New report says health facilities attacked in 19 countries
Washington Post - 5/23/2016 8:52:20 PM
The coalition’s report also cited extensive damage to medical facilities and deaths to health workers elsewhere in the world. In six African countries — Central African Republic, Congo, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan — health facilities were ...
World Unprepared To Cope With Emerging Infectious Diseases
Voice of America - 5/23/2016 12:24:06 PM
World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan told a gathering of health ministers and providers that countries could no longer work in isolation to contain infectious diseases and overcome other health threats. Waking an old disease She says few threats ...
Life expectancy worldwide has risen by 5 years, say WHO
Medical News Today - 5/23/2016 2:04:19 PM
The report shows many countries are still far from universal health coverage, and a significant number of families "face catastrophic health expenses," which in many cases represent over 25 percent of household spending. "The world has made great strides ...
World's top insurer ditches $2 billion tobacco investment
CNN Money - 5/23/2016 11:12:31 AM
according to the World Health Organization. AXA warned that the situation is getting worse, with tobacco expected to kill 8 million people a year by 2030, mostly in developing countries. It added that unless action is taken to reverse the trend ...
World Bank launches $500 million insurance fund to fight pandemics
FOX News - 5/23/2016 8:16:33 PM
WASHINGTON – The World Bank on Saturday said it was launching a $500 million, fast-disbursing insurance fund to combat deadly pandemics in poor countries ... was developed in conjunction with the World Health Organization and reinsurers Swiss Re and ...
The Highest Health Care Cost In America? Mental Disorders
The Huffington Post - 5/23/2016 10:32:33 PM
That makes it the costliest medical condition in the country. Researcher Charles Roehrig, founding director of the Michigan-based Center for Sustainable Health Spending, examined approximately 10 different categories of conditions using the most recent ...
Countries Spending the Most on Health Care
24/7 Wall ST - 11/6/2015 1:39:38 AM
... for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 24/7 Wall St. reviewed annual per capita health care expenditures in countries around the world. The United States spends about $8,713 per person on health care annually, by far the most of any country ...
Non-Surgical Male Circumcision Device Approved for Use in Adolescents by the World Health Organization
prnewswire.com - 5/23/2016 12:02:38 PM
PrePex - the ONLY non-surgical male circumcision device - was specially designed to scale-up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) programs for HIV/AIDS prevention in 14 priority countries in ... prequalified by the World Health Organization, FDA ...
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 ...
Zika outbreak caused by mosquito control failure, website reports
The Times-Picayune - 5/23/2016 12:38:25 PM
The head of the World ... Health Organization blames the spread of the Zika virus on a failure to fund mosquito control in the 1970s, according to the BBC. The disease has yet to be locally transmitted in the United States but has affected more than 60 ...
Zika crisis fuelled by 'massive' mosquito control failures: WHO chief
Economic Times - 5/23/2016 7:55:04 PM
GENEVA: The spiralling crisis surrounding the Zika virus is the result of decades of policy failures on mosquito control and poor access to family planning services, the World Health Organization ... virus now present in 60 countries worldwide.
Zika crisis fuelled by massive policy failure, says WHO chief
Firstpost - 5/23/2016 6:07:42 PM
Geneva: The spiraling crisis surrounding the Zika virus is due to decades of policy failures on mosquito control and poor access to family planning services, the World ... health," Chan told some 3,000 delegates gathered from WHO's 194 member countries.
World Health Meeting Begins With Left-Wing Manifesto
The Daily Caller - 5/24/2016 4:09:00 AM
used her platform as the lead-off speaker at the World Health Assembly to set a big government, anti-free market tone, calling for dramatic action to address global warming, demanding countries enact harsher legislation aimed at people who choose to ...