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 ...
World Health Organization Dismisses Calls To Move Or Postpone Rio Olympics
NPR News - 5/28/2016 6:44:43 PM
The World Health Organization is trying to ease ... "based on the current assessment of Zika virus circulating in almost 60 countries globally and 39 countries in the Americas, there is no public health justification for postponing or cancelling the ...
World Health Organization Involved in a Cover Up About the Zika Virus?
The Inquisitr - 5/28/2016 9:43:41 PM
Among the accused is the World Health Organization (WHO ... The WHO recently released a statement that even if they were to relocate the Olympics to a different country or postpone the festivities, it would not recess the spread of the Zika virus ...
Compared With Other Countries, U.S. Health Care Looks Sick
Forex Street - 5/29/2016 11:08:23 PM
From a macroeconomic standpoint, U.S. health care spending is by far a larger share of gross domestic product than other high-income countries, even though the ... will hold the world’s first referendum on Universal Basic Income (UBI) on June 5.
World Health Organization Rejects Call to Move Olympics Over Zika Fears
Slate - 5/28/2016 1:58:23 PM
“People continue to travel between these countries and territories for a variety of reasons.” The Olympics has never been moved for a public health reason, although the Women’s World Cup was moved to the United States from China due to fears over the ...
World Health Organization Names Israel as Sole Abuser of Health Rights
Jewish Press - 5/29/2016 10:29:37 AM
This one, however, came as somewhat of a surprise, for it was the United Nations’ World ... other basic health concerns. Out of 24 items on the meeting agenda, however, only one — Item No. 19 against Israel — focused on a specific country.
World Health Organization rejects call to postpone Rio Olympics because of Zika virus
Los Angeles Times - 5/28/2016 6:59:02 PM
BERLIN — The World Health Organization says there is ... The Geneva-based U.N. health agency argued that Brazil is one of almost 60 countries and territories which are reporting transmission of the virus by mosquitoes, and that “people continue ...
World Health Organization rejects calls to move Olympics over Zika fears
Pop & Herald - 5/29/2016 2:47:19 PM
Tennis world number one Serena Williams admitted yesterday that the health dangers posed by the Zika virus were a concern, but said she still planned to compete in Rio. The outbreak began in Brazil a year ago, but now more than 60 countries and territories ...
Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly closes
WHO - 5/28/2016 6:51:53 PM
Delegates also decided to include a follow-up item on this issue at the Seventieth World Health Assembly. To support countries’ efforts to reach the SDG target of reducing road traffic deaths and injuries by 50% by 2020, World Health Assembly delegates ...
World Health Organization rejects call to move Olympics
Valley News Live - 5/28/2016 8:46:25 PM
WHO officials say there is "no public health justification" for postponing because of the outbreak. "Over 60 countries have had evidence of infection of this virus, many more are finding it in returning travelers, and have been for some time," said World ...
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 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 ...
WHO denies 'public health' reason to cancel Olympics over Zika
New York Daily News - 5/28/2016 10:40:56 PM
The World Health ... a day after 150 health experts issued an open letter to the U.N. health agency calling for the games to be delayed or relocated “in the name of public health.” The experts came from more than two dozen countries.