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
Investment in child health in world's poorest countries saves 34m lives
theguardian.com - 7/2/2015 11:37:03 PM
When health spending ... the Global Fund, World Bank, Unicef and USAid saved more than one million each. The MDGs set a target of reducing the deaths of children under five by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015. Many but not all countries have achieved ...
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 ...
Can You Guess Which Country Just Prevented Maternal HIV Transmission To Newborns And How?
The Inquisitr - 7/2/2015 10:51:07 AM
One country has accomplished what the Director-General of the World Health Organization called “one of the greatest ... modest healthcare infrastructure investments, putting the high-spending competition to shame. WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret ...
Can You Think Which Nation Simply Prevented Maternal HIV Transmission To Newborns And How?
Tell Me News - 7/2/2015 10:32:38 PM
One nation has accomplished exactly what the Director-General of the World Health Company ... putting the high-spending competitors to shame. On July 1, the WHO revealed that Cuba has ended up being the very first country to receive the company’s ...
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 ...
Lagos gets $200m World Bank credit
Vanguard - 7/2/2015 12:35:30 AM
World Bank Task Team Leader for the Project, Jariya Hoffman, said: “The operation is focused on furthering improvements in the transparency of the budget system, effectiveness of public expenditures ... such as education and health.
Where the world's health aid goes
The Week Magazine - 7/1/2015 9:26:24 AM
In low-income countries, children are 12 times more likely to die ... But exactly how much do we spend on health aid, and are we spending intelligently? A new study, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, begins to answer ...
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 ...
India’s healthcare sector to require 74 lakh workforce by 2022: NSDC
Live Mint - 7/2/2015 12:31:20 PM
... comprises about 92% of private expenditure as compared to international average of nearly 50%. With a diverse range of medical services, there are over 11 lakh allied health professionals in the country in the fields of nursing associates, sanitarians ...
One-third of world's people still have no proper toilets
Phys.org - 7/1/2015 6:34:36 AM
Toilets are taken for granted in the industrialized West, but still are a luxury for a third of the world's people who have no access to them, according to a report by the World Health Organization ... but experts say the country also needs to invest ...
Budgeting: World Bank approves $200m for Lagos
The Sun - 7/1/2015 11:38:14 PM
World Bank Task Team Leader for the Project, Jariya Hoffman, said: “The operation’s focus on furthering improvements in in the transparency of the budget system, effectiveness of public expenditures, and the business climate will help sustain ...
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 ...
World Bank approves N39.4bn loan for Lagos
Punch - 7/2/2015 2:08:34 AM
effectiveness of public expenditures, and the business climate will help sustain the pace of economic growth and thus the state’s positive momentum towards income equality and the delivery of public services,” he said. The World Bank Country Director ...
Slowdown in growth of US health expenditure closes gap between US, other high-spending countries
Medical Xpress - 7/1/2014 8:39:40 AM
The USA currently spends more on healthcare per person than any other country in the world. The research, which was conducted by the Health Division of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), compares the healthcare spending ...
How This 30-Year-Old Travels The World On As Little As $30,000 A Year
Yahoo Finance - 7/2/2015 9:46:42 AM
But I was working 100-hour weeks, not getting sleep, and it was detrimental to my health and relationship ... outside the country. I’d always wanted to travel, but there had always been something more important to do. Seeing the world from a different ...