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
KING 5 - 11/14/2015 1:47:27 PM
... 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 ...
World Health Org: HIV In Europe At All Time High… Migrant ‘High Risk’
Breitbart News - 11/27/2015 6:32:41 PM
Speaking of the rise in infections, World Health Organisation director for Europe Dr Zsuzsanna ... prophylaxis for HIV and access to care for EU citizens residing in other EU countries”.
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 ...
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 ...
IMS Health: New drugs, more generic use in poor countries to push spending to $1.3T in 2020
Canada - 11/18/2015 9:53:39 AM
The health data firm predicts global spending will increase by ... growth — of medicines around the world. That's because even with rising incomes and much-lower prices in those and other developing countries, most residents can only afford generic ...
As World Leaders Launch Paris Climate Talks Monday, Bill Gates Will Launch a Supporting Science Push
The New York Times The Opinion Pages - 11/27/2015 4:13:41 AM
As world leaders meet in Paris on Monday to kick ... in essence, a proxy for what a country cares about. Yellow was the space race, with basic RD&D spending approaching $30 billion a year (constant dollars). Blue is the war on cancer, reaching roughly ...
The many health impacts of climate change
Phys.org - 11/28/2015 10:17:35 AM
Between 2030 and 2050, climate change could result in nearly 250,000 deaths per year—an estimated 38,000 from high temperatures, 48,000 deaths from diarrhoea, 60,000 from malaria and 95,000 from malnutrition, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
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 ...
1,42,000 people were infected by HIV in 2014: WHO
Times of India - 11/27/2015 11:30:21 AM
A record number of people -- over 142,000 -- were diagnosed with HIV in Europe in 2014, the World Health Organisation (WHO ... men are responsible for the increase in European Union countries. "HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with men have been ...
Chinese tycoon to build world's most profitable sports company
Economic Times - 11/28/2015 10:46:13 AM
BEIJING: A Chinese billionaire is planning to build the world's most profitable sports company as the Communist country gears up to host the 2022 ... in Spanish La Liga champions Atletico Madrid, spending about 11.6 billion yuan (about USD 1.85 billion).
Health care spending around the world
archive.ksdk.com - 7/4/2013 1:51:28 AM
But because of its high per capita GDP - the second-highest in the world in 2012 at nearly $80,000, according to the IMF - total health care expenditure equaled just 8.2% of GDP. This was well below the OECD average of 9.3% of a country's GDP. Public funds ...
Liberia, Partners Celebrate World Aids Day
AllAfrica - 11/27/2015 10:11:36 AM
The Government of Liberia, through the National AIDS Commission (NAC) and National AIDS Control Program (NACP) of the Ministry of Health, has commenced series of activities in observance of the World AIDS Day 2015 in the Country. The activities are under ...