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
... 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 ...
Countries at heart of Ebola outbreak see first virus-free week
FOX News - 10/7/2015 8:01:48 PM
DAKAR – The three West African countries at the heart of an Ebola epidemic recorded their first week with no new cases since the U.N. World Health Organisation recognized the outbreak in March 2014, it said on Wednesday. More than 11,000 people have died ...
World Health Organization Posts Ambitious New Guidelines For HIV Treatment
NPR News - 10/7/2015 4:31:13 AM
The World Health Organization has revised its guidelines to say that every person infected with HIV should now be given powerful anti-AIDS drugs. But many countries in Africa have struggled to meet previous less-ambitious WHO treatment targets.
Mother, child deaths highest in low-income countries
The Vancouver Sun - 10/7/2015 4:45:32 AM
an editor of the 2015 World Report on Women’s Health that was released at the conference being attended by about 7,000 doctors, midwives, ethicists, cancer, genetics and reproductive health experts from 125 countries. The conference is held once every ...
Countries at Heart of Ebola Outbreak See 1st Virus-free Week
Voice of America - 10/7/2015 5:21:20 AM
The three West African countries at the heart of an Ebola epidemic recorded their first week with no new cases since the outbreak was declared in March 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. The U.N. agency said that more than 11,000 ...
At 'home' in Peru, World Bank chief unfazed by slower growth
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 10/7/2015 7:37:20 AM
The same stubborn determination is needed today to weather what economists forecast could be an extended slump in developing countries ... Kim says that spending on health care and education for the poor need to be maintained. The World Bank is prepared ...
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 ...
Healthcare spending around the world, country by country
The Guardian - 6/30/2012 5:44:29 PM
The US spends more than any other country in the world on healthcare - but how does it really compare? Every country in the world's health spending detailed • Interactive map of this data • Get the data • More data journalism and data visualisations ...
Kim Jong Un Wants North Korea To Host Soccer World Cup And Olympic Games Despite Crippling Poverty
International Business Times - 10/7/2015 3:15:28 PM
While the increase in sports spending may see dividends at future Olympic Games or World Cups, for which North Korea has qualified twice and is on track to make it a third time, poverty in the country is at one of the most severe levels in recent history.
World stocks rise, biotechs rebound; oil snaps three-day rally
Yahoo News - 10/7/2015 9:06:13 PM
On Wall Street, the S&P 500 health care index <.SPXHC> was up 1.5 percent ... The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 <.FTEU3> closed up 0.1 percent, while MSCI's all-country world stock index <.MIWD00000PUS> was up 1 percent. Brent , the global crude oil ...
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 ...
Get set for decades of migration: World Bank, IMF
CNBC - 10/7/2015 6:00:07 PM
Rich countries should prepare for levels of mass migration like those hitting Europe, but it could be the key to global economic growth, a report by the World Bank and International ... policies that improve education, health care and lower fertility ...
Dengue epidemic likely to be more severe next year in South-East Asian countries
IN - 10/7/2015 9:03:14 AM
New York:A major increase in cases of dengue will likely occur throughout Southeast Asian countries early next year ... scientists from 18 institutions around the world, including the ministries of health in each study country."Now that the new El Nino ...
Kenya Only Country in the World Set to Meet Five Health Targets
AllAfrica - 9/28/2015 12:48:40 PM
Kenya is the only country in the world that is on course to meet all five World Health Assembly (WHA ... as they included a full review of public expenditures related to nutrition. Rates of child stunting in Tanzania, though still high, have declined ...
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 ...