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
Six of the countries spending the most on health care spent more per capita ... Like the rest of the developed world, U.S. health spending has risen in recent years. Between 2000 and 2012, health expenditures grew at an annualized rate of 3.9%, largely ...
New report says health facilities attacked in 19 countries
Washington Post - 5/23/2016 8:52:20 PM
The coalition’s report also cited extensive damage to medical facilities and deaths to health workers elsewhere in the world. In six African countries — Central African Republic, Congo, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan — health facilities were ...
World Health Organization calls Islamic State bombing of Syrian hospital 'unacceptable'
United Press International - 5/24/2016 9:09:38 AM
DAMASCUS, Syria, May 24 (UPI) --The World Health Organization has condemned the Islamic State ... targeting strongholds of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad along the war-torn country's Mediterranean coast. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates ...
World Health Meeting Begins With Left-Wing Manifesto
The Daily Caller - 5/24/2016 4:09:00 AM
used her platform as the lead-off speaker at the World Health Assembly to set a big government, anti-free market tone, calling for dramatic action to address global warming, demanding countries enact harsher legislation aimed at people who choose to ...
Brazil's Temer seeks constitutional change to curb public spending | Reuters
Firstpost - 5/24/2016 10:17:03 PM
The proposed constitutional amendment would reduce the growth of mandatory health and education spending, Meirelles said. There would be a review of government subsidies and taxes could be raised temporarily, he added. More than two-thirds of the Senate ...
Life expectancy worldwide has risen by 5 years, say WHO
Medical News Today - 5/23/2016 2:04:19 PM
The report shows many countries are still far from universal health coverage, and a significant number of families "face catastrophic health expenses," which in many cases represent over 25 percent of household spending. "The world has made great strides ...
New Insurance To Help Poor Countries Tackle Pandemics Like Ebola, Zika
The Huffington Post - 5/24/2016 7:10:56 PM
A new tool aims to help poor countries manage epidemics, before they devastate their health and finances. The World Bank recently launched the “Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility” an insurance market designed to quickly disburse funds to countries ...
Nigeria: The Global Fund, Governance and the Shame of a Country
AllAfrica - 5/24/2016 4:47:46 PM
At that point there was a drug stock-out at most health facilities where ... It is not surprising that the GF is spending so much in Nigeria, as we have 24% of the global disease burden of malaria, the largest in the world, 9% of the HIV disease burden ...
Signals from the U.S. Yield Curve: World Can’t Handle Fed Rate Hikes
The Wall Street Journal Blogs - 5/24/2016 2:17:27 PM
The yield curve, long seen as a soothsayer for the health of the economy, may be sending us a new signal: The world can’t handle a rise in ... looking to escape negative yields in their own countries. So what is the yield curve trying to tell us?
World Health Organization says hospital bombing in Syria killed 43
Stars and Stripes - 5/24/2016 11:11:20 AM
BEIRUT — A suicide bomber who targeted a hospital in a Syrian coastal city the previous day killed 43 people, the World Health Organization said Tuesday ... the chaos to establish a foothold in the country, but the Sunni extremist group soon fractured ...
Countries Spending the Most on Health Care
24/7 Wall ST - 11/6/2015 1:39:38 AM
... for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 24/7 Wall St. reviewed annual per capita health care expenditures in countries around the world. The United States spends about $8,713 per person on health care annually, by far the most of any country ...
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 ...
2 Muslim doctors join World Health Assembly in Geneva
Philstar - 5/24/2016 5:06:16 AM
COTABATO CITY, Philippines - Two Muslim doctors from the south are among the country’s representatives to the ongoing 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Local executives in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) were elated with ...
World Bank launches $500 million insurance fund to fight pandemics
FOX News - 5/23/2016 8:16:33 PM
WASHINGTON – The World Bank on Saturday said it was launching a $500 million, fast-disbursing insurance fund to combat deadly pandemics in poor countries ... was developed in conjunction with the World Health Organization and reinsurers Swiss Re and ...