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
The 10 Most Livable Countries Right Now
The Huffington Post - 10/25/2014 5:56:27 PM
Based on the most recent release of the Human Development Index by the United Nations Development Programme, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the most and least livable countries ... poverty rates, and expenditures on health and education as a percent of gross ...
Better Decisions for Better Health
The World Bank - 10/21/2014 3:13:34 AM
... for India as it ramps up health spending and moves forward on its ambitious agenda of providing health insurance to all under the National Health Assurance Mission (NHAM). Even the world’s richest countries cannot assure all possible health services ...
Mandy Moore: For Africa, health care that works
CNN - 10/22/2014 12:02:06 PM
The outbreak of Ebola only underscores the dire need for trained health workers -- a global shortage of nearly 7.2 million health workers, according to the World Health Organization. About half of the spending ... that spans 31 countries and serves 10 ...
IMF Appeals for help to Countries Affected by Ebola Outbreak
Bella Naija - 10/20/2014 6:52:30 PM
The Ebola virus has already killed no fewer than 4,600 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia with the World Health ... the affected countries should be supported through grants to enable them to accommodate higher Ebola-related spending.
The Price of Staying Alive For the Next 3 Hours
Time - 10/16/2014 2:29:24 AM
But for people in one part of the world—the former East Germany ... Life expectancy in the western half of the country was 76 years; in the poorer, sicker east, it was 73.5. But after unification began, social spending in the East began rising, from ...
Taxing, Government Spending and the Rich
New York Times - 10/20/2014 11:38:49 PM
Kleinbard (“Don’t Soak the Rich,” Op-Ed, Oct. 10) argues that the country need not raise tax rates on the rich to combat income inequality. What we really need, he says, is more government spending ... in transportation, health, education and ...
Two African countries freed of Ebola; Texas patient’s fiance ends quarantine
FOX 6 Now - 10/20/2014 9:12:40 AM
(CNN) — While Ebola cases keep spiraling out of control in the three West Africa countries ... the World Health Organization’s announcement that Senegal is now rid of the virus. A nurse’s aide in Spain has also beaten Ebola after spending weeks ...
IMF appeals for help to Ebola-hit countries
New Kerala - 10/20/2014 4:15:01 PM
The Ebola virus has already killed nearly 4,600 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia with the World Health Organisation ... affected countries should be supported through grants to enable them to accommodate higher Ebola-related spending.
NY-21 Congressional District Candidates Discuss Military Spending at Forum Hosted by Carthage H.S. Students
Newzjunky - 10/21/2014 9:32:58 AM
“We need to consistently have strong military spending to make sure that we’re able to, as a country, be a force of ... have higher pay and equal access to health care. “We have not declared war since World War II and yet we live in a perpetual ...
China's Sept. fiscal spending quickens, land revenues fall
Reuters - 10/21/2014 5:29:35 AM
Although the tidal wave of expenditure quickly lifted China out of its brief downturn in 2009, it also left the country with a pile of public debt that remains a problem even today. That has led experts, including the World Bank and International Monetary ...
Spending on health: A global overview
WHO - 10/12/2014 3:55:52 PM
... world's population living in OECD countries 18% Percentage of the world's total financial resources devoted to health currently spent in OECD countries 84% WHO estimate of minimum spending per person per year needed to provide basic, life-saving ...
Expenditure on health in India 1% of world total
Times of India - 9/27/2014 3:20:34 AM
PUDUCHERRY: Public financing for healthcare in India that has one-sixth of the world population has less than 1 % of the world's total health expenditure ... optimism that every household in the country would be covered by total sanitation in the next ...
Weak Spending Takes Bite Out of Nestlé
Wall Street Journal - 10/16/2014 8:27:19 AM
Still, Nestlé cautioned that weak consumer spending in its ... much of its cocoa in nearby countries. The Swiss food company is working on clean water projects in Ivory Coast and Ghana, which produce more than half of the world’s cocoa.
'Prioritising services key to health spending'
Press Trust of India - 10/20/2014 1:59:00 PM
New Delhi, Oct 20 (PTI) As India works to provide health insurance to all under ... services should be prioritised so that health spending can bring the maximum benefit. "Even the world's richest countries cannot assure all possible health services for ...