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
Rising debt and falling aid force poor countries to cut spending on health and farmers
Oxfand - 5/16/2013 8:47:30 AM
Despite efforts to overcome the crisis by increasing their own revenue-raising efforts, fewer than one in five poor countries is spending the recommended level on agriculture and only two of five are spending what the World Health Organization ...
World Bank’s Kim Says Health Coverage Can End Poverty
Bloomberg - 5/21/2013 8:44:33 PM
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said universal health insurance coverage in all countries can help achieve a goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. “Every country in the world can improve the performance of its health system in the three ...
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim’s Speech at World Health Assembly: Poverty, Health and the Human Future
The World Bank Group - 5/21/2013 6:42:52 PM
Shakeba and her new baby are thriving. Improving health systems literally means life or death for many mothers and children ... The study found that babies were putting on more weight, and that children were growing faster.
Here's how we build a better health-care system
Indianapolis Star - 5/21/2013 7:54:27 PM
This is accomplished using less medical services and spending a mere fraction of U.S. expenditures. The message is clear and has been heard by policymakers: More care is not necessarily better care; health outcomes and mortality rates are not ...
How America Became a Third World Country
The Huffington Post - 5/21/2013 4:41:10 PM
The streets are so much darker now, since money for streetlights ... The resulting world-class infrastructure, educated workforce, and technological revolution fed a robust private sector. Austerity Fever In the early years of the twenty-first ...
Immigrants Face Health Toll After Spending Time In The U.S.
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2013 6:02:17 PM
A growing body of mortality research on immigrants has shown that the longer they live in this country, the worse their rates of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. And while their American-born children may have more money ...
How AIDS changed global health forever
WA today - 5/21/2013 10:46:15 PM
In its last report, the United Nations Development Program showed that the countries that invested the most in health and education ... while inequities between countries have decreased, and the overall proportion of people in extreme poverty has decreased ...
Evolution1 and Its Partners Help Cut U.S. National Health Spending
SYS-CON Media (press release) - 5/21/2013 4:26:51 PM
Evolution1 ®, the nation’s largest electronic payment, on-premise, and cloud computing consumer driven healthcare solution, is playing a key role in the slowdown in national health spending ... at the Javits Center in New York City, New York.
World Health Organization says single yellow fever shot enough to guarantee life-long immunity
Washington Post - 5/17/2013 9:14:57 AM
GENEVA — The World Health Organization says a yellow fever booster vaccination given 10 years after the initial shot isn’t necessary. The U.N.’s global health agency said Friday that its expert group on immunization believes a single dose ...
The 9 Most Obese Countries in the World
The Motley Fool - 5/21/2013 4:52:30 AM
The world is expanding, but unfortunately it's not ... but it'll also take a conscientious effort by the people living there to lead healthier lives. I do feel there's ample hope down the road for a slimmer global population and plenty of ...
Health Law’s Cadillac Tax Bite on Companies Drops by $57 Billion
Bloomberg - 5/16/2013 5:30:03 PM
The U.S. health-care law’s projected tax bite on businesses with more generous health benefits is dropping as medical spending slows and employers look to rein in the cost of coverage. The 2010 Affordable Care Act’s so-called Cadillac tax on ...
World Health Assembly Discusses Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda and Noncommunicable Diseases
Pan American Health Organization - 5/21/2013 6:50:01 PM
In his message, the Secretary-General described the challenges posed by the increase in noncommunicable diseases, as well as the role of universal health coverage in ensuring equitable access to health services. He also emphasized the need for the World ...
Health gap between countries is narrowing, but challenges remain - UN report
I4U NEWS - 5/16/2013 8:47:30 AM
15 May 2013 The health gap between poor and rich countries has narrowed significantly over the past two decades according to a United Nations report released today, which stresses that in spite of this progress, challenge ... TODAY the World Health ...
Study Compares Medical Device Spending
onlinetmd.com - 5/17/2013 10:19:22 AM
A new study of medical device spending in 66 countries finds that medical devices are a smaller burden on health spending, and are more affordable relative to GDP in Canada compared to most other countries. The study, published by Canadian Health Policy ...
Poor countries make biggest improvements in health - WHO
Ghana Web - 5/16/2013 1:48:09 PM
With less than 1,000 days left until the Millenium Development Goals deadline in 2015, the world's poorest countries have shown they are making big improvements in health, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The WHO's World Health Statistics ...