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
Rising debt and falling aid force poor countries to cut spending on health and farmers
Oxfand - 5/16/2013 8:47:30 AM
Poor countries are cutting back investment in farming, health service and services to help women because of fears about rising debts and the impact of the economic crisis, according to a new database launched today. Despite efforts to overcome ...
Child health highlights from WHO’s health statistics report
GlobalPost - 5/15/2013 9:41:47 PM
Today the World Health Organization published its annual World Health Statistics report, which presents the most recent health data for WHO member states and reports on countries’ progress toward the health-related UN Millennium Development Goals.
Chinese tourists must 'be more polite' says Communist Party official who claims they are harming the country's image abroad
Daily Mail - 5/18/2013 2:50:12 PM
Wang Yang, one of the country's four vice-prime ministers ... It was revealed last month that the Chinese are the world's biggest spending tourists, splashing out $102billion on foreign trips in 2012, according to the United Nations World ...
Don't Look Now, but Our Medicare Spending Projections Are Plummeting
Yahoo! Finance - 5/14/2013 8:09:54 PM
Since August, CBO has now revised down its projections of mandatory health care spending by nearly $500 billion, as Michael Linden pointed out. Since the 2010 CBO report, projected Medicare spending between 2013 and 2020 has fallen by just over ...
Health Law’s Cadillac Tax Bite on Companies Drops by $57 Billion
Bloomberg - 5/16/2013 5:30:03 PM
The U.S. health-care law’s projected tax bite on businesses with more generous health benefits is dropping as medical spending slows and employers look to rein in the cost of coverage. The 2010 Affordable Care Act’s so-called Cadillac tax on ...
NHS staff watched actors perform and were drawn by cartoonists on £700k away days to give staff a 'sense of belonging'
Daily Mail - 5/18/2013 10:49:48 PM
NHS managers cut out magazine photos of celebrities, watched actors perform and were drawn by a cartoonist during a series of team-building away days costing the taxpayer ... magazine before they were ripped up and glued on to the picture.’
Health care workers sickened by new virus
CNN - 5/15/2013 11:22:00 PM
(CNN)-- Two health care workers in Saudi Arabia were sickened while ... of human infection with nCoV worldwide since last September. Twenty people in six countries -- France, Germany, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom -- have ...
World Health Organization says single yellow fever shot enough to guarantee life-long immunity
Washington Post - 5/17/2013 9:14:57 AM
GENEVA — The World Health Organization says a yellow fever booster vaccination given 10 years after the initial shot isn’t necessary. The U.N.’s global health agency said Friday that its expert group on immunization believes a single dose ...
Why Delegates at the World Health Assembly Should Double Down on 13
The Huffington Post - 5/17/2013 5:21:42 PM
The Commission focuses its work in 50 of the poorest countries that account for more than 80 percent of all maternal and child deaths. The 13 identified medicines, medical devices, and health supplies, if more widely accessed and properly used, could ...
Military spending is not right way to boost America's economic security
FOX News - 5/14/2013 11:58:58 PM
In prioritizing military spending, Congress is cutting the very programs that can actually strengthen our economy. During the heightened banking ... It is time for our representatives and the Obama administration to seriously address the nature ...
WHO Statistics Show Dramatic Progress In Improving Health In Poorest Countries
RTT News - 5/15/2013 3:51:01 PM
The world has made dramatic progress in improving health in the poorest countries and narrowing the gaps between countries with the best and worst health status in the past two decades, according to the World Health Statistics 2013. The WHO annual ...
IDC Lowers Expectations for IT Spending as Sequester and Global Economic Uncertainty Take a Bite Out of Business Confidence
Bloomberg - 5/14/2013 5:18:06 PM
IDC's Worldwide Black Book provides forecasts for IT spending in 54 countries around the world. The forecasts focus on 25 individual market segments across hardware, software, IT services, and telecom services for individual countries in all ...
World stocks struggle despite US retail sales gain
Philadelphia Daily News - 5/14/2013 9:39:59 AM
The uptick in spending on items such as clothing, cars and electronics is likely to boost the country's growth figures for the ... expected result still did not portray a picture of health, nor does it "alter the picture of a consumer that ...
Novel Coronavirus Might Spread Between Humans, Says World Health Organization
Medical News Today - 5/15/2013 6:54:09 AM
The Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) is emerging as a major challenge for countries across the world and experts from the various governments that have been affected are desperately looking for some form of guidance. A new report by the World Health Organization ...
Obama seeks to cut Afghan war spending by 10 percent
Townhall.com - 5/18/2013 1:07:00 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday trimmed his funding request for the war in Afghanistan and other overseas operations by 10 percent, reflecting his plans to wind down the U.S. presence in that country. The president asked ...