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
Mandy Moore: For Africa, health care that works
CNN - 10/22/2014 12:02:06 PM
About half of the spending on health care in Africa goes to private providers and ... PSI operates a franchise network that spans 31 countries and serves 10 million people every year. In Tanzania, the franchise is called Familia. Lucy, a Familia community ...
Better Decisions for Better Health
The World Bank - 10/21/2014 3:13:34 AM
... for India as it ramps up health spending and moves forward on its ambitious agenda of providing health insurance to all under the National Health Assurance Mission (NHAM). Even the world’s richest countries cannot assure all possible health services ...
IMF Appeals for help to Countries Affected by Ebola Outbreak
Bella Naija - 10/20/2014 7:56:55 PM
The Ebola virus has already killed no fewer than 4,600 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia with the World Health ... the affected countries should be supported through grants to enable them to accommodate higher Ebola-related spending.
The United States is No. 1 — But in What? Military Expenditure, Weapons Export and International Violence
Global Research - 10/13/2014 11:36:59 AM
American politicians are fond of telling their audiences that the United States is the greatest country in the world ... the U.S. government accounted for 37 percent of world military expenditures, putting it far ahead of all other nations. (
The Price of Staying Alive For the Next 3 Hours
Time - 10/16/2014 2:29:24 AM
But for people in one part of the world—the former East Germany ... Life expectancy in the western half of the country was 76 years; in the poorer, sicker east, it was 73.5. But after unification began, social spending in the East began rising, from ...
Improving the health of India’s poorest
forumblog.org - 10/24/2014 11:45:25 AM
The story of 20-year-old Eshwar, a resident of rural Karnataka, India, shows the power of free government health insurance to save lives and ... are a large and growing burden in developing countries, including among poor and rural populations.
The 10 Most Livable Countries
24/7 Wall ST - 10/24/2014 6:01:49 AM
Similarly, these countries also generally had extremely high percentage ... mortality measures, poverty rates, and expenditures on health and education as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP). All data are for the most recent period available.
Two African countries freed of Ebola; Texas patient’s fiance ends quarantine
FOX 6 Now - 10/20/2014 9:12:40 AM
A nurse’s aide in Spain has also beaten Ebola after spending weeks hospitalized with the virus ... and eager to improve their preparedness plans. Many wealthy countries, with outstanding health systems, may have something to learn as well.”
Expenditure on health in India 1% of world total
Times of India - 9/27/2014 3:20:34 AM
Our expenditure levels have to rise significantly to ensure universal health coverage," said Mukherjee while speaking ... of diseases and expressed optimism that every household in the country would be covered by total sanitation in the next five years ...
Household Finances May Curb Holiday Spending
New York Times - 10/14/2014 3:29:02 AM
Stagnant wage growth, coupled with the rising costs of health ... country is finding they need to buy less stuff, or go down-market,” said Joseph Nathan Cohen, assistant professor of sociology at the City University of New York, who studies household ...
Weak Spending Takes Bite Out of Nestlé
Wall Street Journal - 10/16/2014 8:27:19 AM
Still, Nestlé cautioned that weak consumer spending in its ... much of its cocoa in nearby countries. The Swiss food company is working on clean water projects in Ivory Coast and Ghana, which produce more than half of the world’s cocoa.
Spending on health: A global overview
WHO - 10/12/2014 3:55:52 PM
... world's population living in OECD countries 18% Percentage of the world's total financial resources devoted to health currently spent in OECD countries 84% WHO estimate of minimum spending per person per year needed to provide basic, life-saving ...
The world has an economic growth problem, and more G20 spending won’t fix it
THE CONVERSATION - 10/12/2014 6:19:02 PM
As a group, advanced economies have grown at a feeble 1-2% while emerging and developing countries have managed between 4-5%, well down on their 7-8% pre-crisis rates. Why then is world growth not ... in a government spending spree designed to ensure ...
Ebola Vaccine Would Likely Have Been Found By Now If Not For Budget Cuts: NIH Director
The Huffington Post - 10/16/2014 10:57:38 AM
one of the country's top health officials says a vaccine likely would have already been discovered were it not for budget cuts. Dr. Francis Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health, said that a decade of stagnant spending has "slowed down ...
Analysis - China Inc's spending cuts deepest in six years as economy slows
Reuters - 10/15/2014 10:11:42 PM
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese companies are on a pace to cut capital spending by around 7 percent this year ... easy credit and heavy investment, would require the country to pay the price of living with slower growth in the short term.