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
Growth in Louisiana health department spending scrutinized
San Francisco Gate - 12/7/2016 1:44:15 PM
which is combing through next year's spending requests. "The numbers, they're just astonishing," said Rep. Rick Edmonds, R-Baton Rouge. "I don't know how in the world we can keep that kind of pace up." Health Secretary Rebekah Gee pushed back against the ...
Hudson honors World War II vets on 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack
New Jersey Online - 12/7/2016 5:04:41 PM
JERSEY CITY -- Growing up, Dennis Rossillo recalls his father telling stories of World War II bombings so powerful they left him deaf and one time, even split his pants. Private Joseph J. Rossillo served in the Army from 1940 to 1943, spending time in the ...
Senate joins House to pass sweeping new health bill
Reuters - 12/8/2016 4:31:52 AM
"Opioids such as heroin and fentanyl - and diverted prescription pain pills - are killing people in this country at a horrifying rate," Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg said. "We face a public health crisis ... be given to "real world" evidence ...
Refocus on Health
US News and World Report - 12/6/2016 8:47:46 PM
than the comparison countries. A similar result was obtained by a group of researchers from RAND Europe, which also found a high correlation between social service spending and key health outcomes. Few efforts to assess health care quality focus on what ...
House to clear stopgap spending, water projects measures
The Seattle Times - 12/7/2016 11:59:51 PM
Separately, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is threatening to delay the stopgap spending bill, arguing that a provision to temporarily extend health care benefits for about 16,000 retired union coal miners facing the loss of coverage on Dec. 31 is insufficient.
South Africa: Health Hosts World Breastfeeding Conference in Johannesburg, 11 to 14 Dec
AllAfrica - 12/7/2016 1:08:27 PM
The Department of Health in partnership with International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) and other partners will host the 2nd World Breastfeeding Conference ... adoption and alignment of regional and country level strategies, focus will also be on ...
Republicans unveil stopgap spending bill to keep government open through April
Washington Times - 12/7/2016 2:31:22 AM
who insisted the country should have a debate over civilian control of the military. Racing against a Friday deadline, when current authority for government spending expires, the GOP will try to push the bill through in a series of votes Thursday and ...
Death toll from Oakland fire akin to 'a third-world country,' Utah fire official says
Deseret News - 12/5/2016 6:32:57 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — As the death toll rises from the fire that gutted Oakland's "Ghost Ship" warehouse, Utah life-safety officials say enforcement of building, health and zoning ... you hear about this in a third-world country. This is really unusual ...
Finland’s schools were once the envy of the world. Now, they’re slipping.
Washington Post - 12/8/2016 3:08:58 PM
Finland’s students had been so successful on these tests that educators and leaders of other countries began looking to the country as an example of how to run an effective education system. Headlines show a world ... to cut spending, merge schools ...
Chevron outlines cut in exploration and production spending
United Press International - 12/8/2016 11:12:44 AM
The third quarter marked the fourth consecutive quarter for a downturn for the world's ... 10 percent of its spending plans for next year target the Permian shale basin in the United States, one of the more resilient reserves in the country.
Democrats Mull Shutdown Fight Over Coal Retirees' Health Promise
News Max - 12/8/2016 5:17:49 PM
The House voted Thursday 326-96 to pass a spending bill ... for retired miners’ health care and to also shore up their pensions. “It’s not lost on me the irony that Republicans are claiming to have support from coal country,” while only providing ...
Cancer cases up by 50% in less developed countries: Study
Newstrack India - 12/7/2016 8:43:36 AM
"The number of new cancer cases is climbing almost everywhere in the world, putting an increasing strain on even the most advanced health systems. But the most rapid and troubling escalation can be seen in countries of lower development status, which can ...
Mental health advocates celebrate passage of 21st Century Cures Act
USA Today - 12/7/2016 2:34:21 PM
The bill strengthens laws mandating parity for mental and physical health care and includes grants to increase the number of psychologists and psychiatrists, who are in short supply across the country ... Care Act or cuts spending on Medicaid, which ...
In One Of Latin America’s Poorest Countries, Boosting The Economy Is Women’s Work
FiveThirtyEight - 12/7/2016 8:17:57 PM
Since 2006, Nicaragua has leapt up the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index, 4 moving from number 62 to number 10 in 2016. The country saw significant improvements across all dimensions: political, economic, educational and health. Nicaragua ...
Congress Passes Sweeping Health Care Bill
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 12/7/2016 2:55:50 PM
The bill contains $4.8 billion in spending over 10 years for new research at ... president of the National Center for Health Research, told U.S. News & World Report. "With this bill, they'd lower them even more." Other provisions strengthen privacy ...