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
World Cup only benefits outsiders, say Brazil protesters
CNN - 6/18/2013 7:42:43 PM
Belo Horizonte, Brazil (CNN)-- At 11 pm, the tired and the injured gathered in Belo Horizonte for one last expression of discontent. More than a thousand sat in Praca Sete de Setembro, a square in the center of the city, chanting against the ...
7 Countries With the Highest Health Care Costs
The Motley Fool - 6/15/2013 6:06:03 PM
Switzerland The Alps aren't the only things reaching lofty heights in Switzerland. The nation spends 11.4% of its GDP on health care, high enough to claim the No. 6 spot on our list. Switzerland's per capita spending of $5,270 ranks third-highest among all ...
'Stupid' Spending on the Military and Health Care Is Leading to National Suicide
The Huffington Post - 6/18/2013 3:32:10 PM
These are the elephants in the American economy. All other spending is minor compared to spending on healthcare and the military. If we can get greater efficiencies in these two areas, all the other problems become much more manageable.
7 Countries With the Lowest Health-Care Costs
Daily Finance - 6/16/2013 4:03:11 PM
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It's The Cost-Sharing, Stupid: Health Care Spending Is Slowing Because Americans Control More Of Their Health Dollars
Forbes - 6/15/2013 11:56:49 PM
The bottom line is that, as the cost of health care has continued to escalate ... Medicare, in particular, requires fundamental reform to be made sustainable. And the most recent relative slowdown of costs in that program suggests a path ...
Incredible Photos Of The Massive Protests In Brazil Over World Cup Spending
San Francisco Gate - 6/18/2013 4:29:26 PM
The country is spending billions in public money to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics while poverty, education, and poor public services remain huge issues. Some protesters held signs reading, "DO NOT COME TO THE WORLD CUP," and a World ...
WHO Director-General addresses World Hospital Congress
WHO - 6/18/2013 9:22:56 PM
This is a world where more than a quarter of health facilities in parts of Africa have no electricity whatsoever. This is a world of unprecedented wealth and personal fortunes. This is a world with around 2.7 billion people living in countries with no ...
World Health Organization Issues Interim Guidance on Bedaquiline
Sacramento Bee - 6/17/2013 1:03:02 PM
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Pakistanis spend most on health in region: report
DAWN Group - 6/16/2013 4:50:18 AM
KARACHI, June 15: The out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditure in the health sector in Pakistan is the largest among the regional countries while the people in ... a heavier burden for medical care costs. The World Bank’s analysis of a survey data shows that ...
Developing world bucks decline in green energy funding
SciDev.Net - 6/14/2013 2:39:39 PM
Spending on renewable energy is undergoing ... Two-thirds of the 138 countries with renewable energy policies and targets were in the developing world, the Global Trends report found. Of the developing countries, China continued to dominate the sector ...
Media agency cuts world advertising spend forecasts
Reuters - 6/18/2013 8:08:22 AM
ZenithOptimedia, the forecasting unit of Publicis Groupe, the world's third-biggest advertising group by sales after WPP and Omnicom, said in a report world advertising spend would grow 3.5 percent this year. It had in December predicted a rise ...
Novel Coronavirus Might Spread Between Humans, Says World Health Organization
Medical News Today - 6/18/2013 11:35:57 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 ...
Unauthorized Immigrants Account for Only 1.4 Percent of U.S. Medical Spending
Newswise - 6/14/2013 6:28:43 PM
Newswise — A study by a University of Nebraska Medical Center researcher revealed that unauthorized immigrants have lower health care expenditures compared to ... were co-authors on the study. Through world-class research and patient care, UNMC generates ...
Israel lags in school spending, OECD says
Haaretz - 6/18/2013 12:58:52 AM
Israel increasingly lags other developed countries in spending per child, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said this week. Israel also ranks poorly in teachers' salaries, students per classroom and inequalities in achievements ...
World Sickle Cell awareness Day launched
ghananewsagency.org - 6/18/2013 9:22:56 PM
The annual event, which falls on June 19, was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in a resolution which recognises sickle cell as a public health problem and one of the world’s foremost genetic diseases. It is to help reduce the number of ...