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
... 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 ...
Why the U.S. Pays More Than Other Countries for Drugs
Wall Street Journal - 12/1/2015 3:47:28 AM
Norway, an oil producer with one of the world’s richest economies ... deep aversion to the notion of rationing. The state-run health systems in Norway and many other developed countries drive hard bargains with drug companies: setting price caps ...
17 countries in Americas may have eliminated mother-to-child HIV transmission - U.N.
Reuters - 12/1/2015 4:37:35 AM
BOGOTA, Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Data from 17 countries and territories across the Americas, including the United States, Canada and Chile, show they may have eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the U.N. World Health ...
Poor countries increasingly targeted by tobacco marketing—study
Inquirer Technology - 12/1/2015 12:05:34 AM
The study, which looked at tobacco marketing in 462 communities spread across 16 countries, was published by the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, a journal created by the UN agency, but the contents of which do not reflect WHO’s views.
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 ...
World leaders gather in Paris for climate summit
Chicago Tribune - 11/30/2015 10:03:52 PM
Even before the gathering, more than 180 countries pledged to cut or curb their emissions ... saying levels of soot were 25 times what the World Health Organization considers safe. That's a different pollution from carbon dioxide, but both come from ...
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 ...
World AIDS Day: Almost 16 million on HIV treatment as AIDS pandemic tide turns
Times of India - 12/1/2015 3:18:50 AM
The World Health Organization says all people diagnosed as HIV positive ... a policy adviser for the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), said all countries should "waste no time" in ensuring all HIV positive people are offered immediate treatment.
World leaders in Paris for climate-rescue summit
Pop & Herald - 11/30/2015 6:14:49 PM
Climate change is the greatest threat facing humanity and an agreement from world leaders would ... research and development spending on new technologies, led by Bill Gates and a score of private investors and by 19 countries that vowed to double their ...
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 ...
Q&A: Can the AIDS epidemic be eradicated by 2030?
Al JAZEERA - 12/1/2015 3:14:40 PM
The WHO says HIV/AIDS is a major priority area for the global health body for the next 15 years [EPA] In a report released by the World Health Organisation ... which includes 47 of the continent’s countries. Extraordinary treatment scale-up has played ...