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
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 ...
Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF
theguardian.com - 5/18/2015 4:30:49 PM
The $5.3tn subsidy estimated for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments ... particularly in poorer countries.” Lord Stern said that even the IMF’s vast subsidy figure was a significant underestimate: “A ...
Poorest countries neglected by foreign aid donors: report
egyptindependent.com - 5/26/2015 1:29:32 PM
According to the Egypt Demographic Health Survey of 2014, awareness against the practice of female genital mutilation (... he world's poorest ... of aid to the poorest countries, and set a timetable to reach the target of spending 0.7 percent of GNI ...
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 ...
Qatar - Public healthcare spending rose by 28% to QR12,699mn in 2013-14
MENAFN - 5/26/2015 2:19:38 PM
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Public sector healthcare spending in 2013-14 was QR12,699mn ... SCH stated that Qatar continues to have one of the world's highest population growth rates with the health sector activity reaching almost 38mn encounters in 2014 ...
Countries Spending the Most on Health Care
24/7 Wall ST - 7/7/2014 5:55:05 AM
The United States currently spends more per person on health care than any other developed country. Health outcomes ... the lowest among developed countries. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the countries spending the most on health care per person in 2012.
Uganda: New Tool to Monitor Expenditure On Child and Maternal Health
AllAfrica - 5/23/2015 11:55:52 PM
The Ministry of Health has launched a new electronic tool ... He said this has made Uganda trail the world on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) indicators. Countries that signed onto the MDGs agreed to reduce the deaths of children under five years ...
The World's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs Of 2015
Forbes - 5/26/2015 2:41:07 PM
See Full Coverage of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women Melinda Gates (No. 3) Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda focuses heavily on philanthropy and the reproductive health of women in developing countries. After a trip to India th ...
These few steps by Modi govt will allow India to become one of the world's top 5 economies
Firstpost - 5/26/2015 7:17:18 AM
b) Due to this expenditure ... health. We have witnessed, over the past five or six years, a major shift in the electorate’s priorities—it is increasingly voting for development and growth, and this is leading to a flux in the priorities of the country ...
Health care spending around the world
archive.ksdk.com - 7/3/2013 3:21:33 PM
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 ...
Why One of the Wealthiest Countries in the World Is Failing to Feed Its People
Truth Out - 5/22/2015 3:43:07 PM
Wendy Wills, an expert in food and public health, defines this as those who are unable to ... instead there are promises to cut public spending by a further £55bn by 2019 (on top of the £35bn cut during the coalition government). We have already seen ...
‘Modi government has done little for public health’
Times of India - 5/26/2015 11:37:59 PM
MUMBAI: The Narendra Modi-led government has done little for the ... The world report noted that while sanitation and vaccination programmes were announced, budgetary allocation of many ongoing projects were slashed. "Fifteen of the health ministry's ...
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 ...
Heard in the Hutong: How Chinese Feel About Health Care Reform
The Wall Street Journal - 5/21/2015 9:20:45 PM
In China’s health care system, as elsewhere in the world, frustrations abound – but authorities ... spending by individuals to less than 30% of all health care spending in the country. But will they succeed? China Real Time hit the streets to find ...
Taiwan uses smartcards and a premium on capital-gains taxes to keep health care affordable
Georgia Straight - 5/21/2015 5:00:04 AM
Its National Health Insurance model was adopted in 1995 borrowing best practices from other countries. At the time of ... costs down to 1.07 percent of all medical expenditures—the lowest rate in the world. This year, the World Health Organization ...