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 ...
Healthcare spending around the world, country by country
The Guardian - 6/30/2012 5:44:29 PM
Every country in the world's health spending detailed • Interactive map of this data • Get the data • More data journalism and data visualisations from the Guardian How do we fund our healthcare? As the US reacts to the latest supreme court ruling on ...
Policy: Security spending must cover disease outbreaks
Nature - 5/3/2016 3:10:59 PM
Such operations, known as product development partnerships (PDPs), decouple basic-research expenditures and the ... would probably occur in the world's poorest countries 8. R&D for products to address emerging health threats is severely limited and fragmented.
World Bank moves to disclose more information on Abacha’s loot
Vanguard - 5/3/2016 11:07:36 AM
evidence and location of the eight health centers built with recovered Abacha loot reviewed by the World Bank; and evidence and location of the 18 power projects confirmed by the World Bank.” Other aspects of the spending of Abacha’s loot the bank ...
Countries Spending the Most on Health Care
24/7 Wall ST - 11/6/2015 1:39:38 AM
... the most of any country in the world. By contrast, many countries, including Turkey and India, spend less than $1,000 on health care per person annually. Click here to see the countries spending the most on health care. Health care expenditures cover ...
Water Scarcity Can Lower GDP by 6 Percent in Some Regions, Report Warns
ABC News - 5/3/2016 3:32:28 PM
Lack of water is not only a health issue for many regions of the world, it can have a huge economic impact ... unless governments respond. Countries like China and India could be among the nations that have a 6 percent drop in GDP by 2050 without efficient ...
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 ...
Social service shortfalls hinder health, boost medical spending
9News - 5/2/2016 9:02:56 PM
States that spend more money on social services and public health programs relative to medical care ... the the United States lagged nearly every other developed country in social service spending, outspent them in medical spending and had nearly the ...
US: Journalists Around the World Never in More Peril
Voice of America - 5/3/2016 9:05:55 AM
Authorities believe his health has severely deteriorated and that he is ... “Journalists around the world, particularly in countries undergoing conflict and political repression, are under threat today like no other time in history,” said Tom ...
Water scarcity may knock 6% off GDP: World Bank
CNBC - 5/3/2016 7:07:13 PM
Countries that mismanage their water supplies as climate change effects take hold could see economic growth rates decline by as much as 6 percent by 2050, a new World Bank report claims ... are likely to impact local health and agriculture, sparking ...
Herbal remedies are an overlooked global health hazard
sciencedaily.com - 5/3/2016 8:40:16 PM
Millions of people around the world use herbal health remedies, following a tradition that began ... cancer in Taiwan and China show that tens of millions of people in those countries are at risk of AAN. In genetically susceptible people, consuming ...
World Bank to Disclose More Information on Spending of Abacha Loot
This Day Live - 5/3/2016 3:22:19 AM
evidence and location of the eight health centres built with recovered Abacha loot reviewed by the World Bank; and evidence and location of the 18 power projects confirmed by the World Bank.” “Other aspects of the spending of Abacha loot the Bank ...
What happens to a country without a government? Take a look at Spain.
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/3/2016 8:25:57 PM
Madrid — It's been more than four months since Spain's inconclusive parliamentary election left the country without a government ... that are totally autonomous in fields such as education, health, and social services. State bureaucracy, independent ...