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
Prioritising services key to health spending: Experts
Economic Times - 10/20/2014 5:05:07 PM
NEW DELHI: As India works to provide health insurance to all under National ... which services should be prioritised so that health spending can bring the maximum benefit. "Even the world's richest countries cannot assure all possible health services ...
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 ...
Mandy Moore: For Africa, health care that works
CNN - 10/22/2014 2:03:47 PM
The outbreak of Ebola only underscores the dire need for trained health workers -- a global shortage of nearly 7.2 million health workers, according to the World Health Organization. About half of the spending ... that spans 31 countries and serves 10 ...
From Manufacturing to Health Care: Is America Still a Maker’s Economy?
Wall St. Cheat Sheet - 10/17/2014 2:24:02 PM
According to the World Bank, health care expenditures in the U.S. as a share of GDP are the highest in the world at 17.9 percent. This compares against countries like the Netherlands at 12.4 percent, France at 11.7 percent, Germany at 11.3 percent ...
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.
World Health Organization Says Ebola Cases Could Reach 10,000 Per Week
Global Research - 10/15/2014 12:46:12 PM
according to projections the World Health Organization (WHO) reported Tuesday. Dr. Bruce Aylward, who heads the WHO response to the crisis, said the public health organization now estimates the mortality rate in the countries affected by the outbreak ...
How the NHS Wales wastes money on bureaucrats in non-jobs yet has lethally long waiting lists that would shame a Third World country
Daily Mail - 10/21/2014 5:46:53 PM
At a time of supposed austerity, when the principality’s Labour government has reduced health spending by 1 per cent a year ... It’s a scandal that would shame even a Third World country. Between 2010 and this year, the Welsh government has imposed ...
CDC Chief: Ebola Worst Outbreak Since AIDS
Voice of America - 10/9/2014 6:01:07 PM
It said the World Health Organization "is an organization of unelected bureaucrats and political appointees of foreign countries. It has no duty to protect the lives and well-being of Americans, as you do." Separately in Washington, Republicans in the ...
John MacDonald: World’s health must become priority
The Scotsman - 10/17/2014 10:52:16 PM
The US has committed $1 billion (£621bn) in aid and will deploy up to 4,000 troops to affected countries, if required ... part of the solution is fairly straightforward. The World Health Organisation (WHO) needs to see an end to the budget cuts which ...
Expenditure on health in India 1% of world total
Times of India - 9/27/2014 3:20:34 AM
PUDUCHERRY: Public financing for healthcare in India that has one-sixth of the world population has less than 1 % of the world's total health expenditure ... optimism that every household in the country would be covered by total sanitation in the next ...
2 African countries freed of Ebola
KOAT 7 - 10/20/2014 10:17:06 AM
A nurse's aide in Spain has also beaten Ebola after spending weeks hospitalized ... and throughout Africa's most populous country. In the end, Nigeria confirmed 19 Ebola cases, including seven deaths. The World Health Organization said an aggressive ...
Household Finances May Curb Holiday Spending
New York Times - 10/12/2014 11:55:28 PM
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 ...
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 ...
Paradis says Canada spending $8M to help kids affected by fighting in Iraq
nanaimodailynews.com - 10/17/2014 10:13:30 AM
Paradis says an estimated 1.8 million Iraqis have been displaced by the fighting in that country, the largest such internal displacement in the world. UNICEF says another 100,000 Syrian children have fled to Iraq, adding to the size of the problem.