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 ...
Life expectancy worldwide has risen by 5 years, say WHO
Medical News Today - 5/23/2016 2:04:19 PM
The report shows many countries are still far from universal health coverage, and a significant number of families "face catastrophic health expenses," which in many cases represent over 25 percent of household spending. "The world has made great strides ...
World's top insurer ditches $2 billion tobacco investment
CNN Money - 5/23/2016 11:12:31 AM
according to the World Health Organization. AXA warned that the situation is getting worse, with tobacco expected to kill 8 million people a year by 2030, mostly in developing countries. It added that unless action is taken to reverse the trend ...
Countries That Pay You to Move Your Startup to Their Country
The Huffington Post - 5/23/2016 9:53:47 AM
There are no financial incentives given directly for your startup, but you will gain access to the health and welfare systems, which is rare for newcomers to a country. Consider the fact that Denmark offers one of the most generous systems in the world and ...
Non-Surgical Male Circumcision Device Approved for Use in Adolescents by the World Health Organization
prnewswire.com - 5/23/2016 12:02:38 PM
PrePex - the ONLY non-surgical male circumcision device - was specially designed to scale-up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) programs for HIV/AIDS prevention in 14 priority countries in ... prequalified by the World Health Organization, FDA ...
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 ...
U.S. Infant Mortality: a Case Study in Health Care Disparities
US News Health - 5/23/2016 2:54:25 PM
One must wonder then why our babies are dying despite spending trillions in the health care sector ... Unlike the other developed countries of the world, the U.S. actually shows an increase in infant deaths around 4 months old that continues to the ...
World Bank launches $500 million insurance fund to fight pandemics
FOX News - 5/23/2016 12:02:38 PM
WASHINGTON – The World Bank on Saturday said it was launching a $500 million, fast-disbursing insurance fund to combat deadly pandemics in poor countries ... was developed in conjunction with the World Health Organization and reinsurers Swiss Re and ...
Zika crisis fuelled by 'massive' mosquito control failures: WHO chief
Economic Times - 5/23/2016 3:08:44 PM
GENEVA: The spiralling crisis surrounding the Zika virus is the result of decades of policy failures on mosquito control and poor access to family planning services, the World Health Organization ... virus now present in 60 countries worldwide.
Countries Spending the Most on Health Care
24/7 Wall ST - 11/6/2015 1:39:38 AM
... for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 24/7 Wall St. reviewed annual per capita health care expenditures in countries around the world. The United States spends about $8,713 per person on health care annually, by far the most of any country ...
The Other Opioid Crisis: People in Poor Countries Can't Get the Pain Meds They Need
Alter Net - 5/20/2016 8:20:06 PM
Rather, it insisted estimates should be based on the number of physicians in a country, a potentially misleading piece of data in parts of the world were doctors are in short supply, and nurses and other health care professionals fill the gaps and ...
World Health Organization Lacks Leadership to Combat Pandemics
Harvard Business School - 5/20/2016 1:46:24 PM
Relevant WHO scientists and field health experts could be seconded to this Unit; they would work out of country offices in partnership with World Bank executives and national public health agencies. The World Bank has the clout to ensure these national ...
Health Costs: How the U.S. Compares With Other Countries
PBS - 10/22/2012 10:28:38 AM
Where does the U.S. health care spending stand relative to other OECD countries? Pearson: Whether measured relative to its population or its economy, the United States spends by far the most in the world on health care. The U.S. spent $8,233 on health per ...