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
South Korea will take lead in life expectancy by 2030, study predicts
CNN - 2/21/2017 11:27:00 PM
The average for women at birth will exceed 85 years in many countries, but South Korea is projected to lead the way with a life expectancy of 90.8 years. In 2015, global average life expectancy at birth was 71.4 years, according to the World Health ...
Countries spending the most on health care
USA Today - 7/7/2014 2:37:38 PM
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 ...
Dutch boat offering abortions to Guatemalans detained by army
FOX News - 2/24/2017 12:53:30 PM
Nearly 65,000 abortions illegally occur each year in the country, according to Reuters. The World Health Organization reports that between the years 2010 and 2014 nearly 56 million safe and unsafe abortions occurred worldwide on average each year.
Countries Buying the Most Weapons From the US Government
Yahoo Finance - 2/24/2017 3:38:09 PM
Additional data include military expenditure as a percent of GDP, from the International Monetary fund, as well as GDP (PPP) from the World Bank. These are the countries buying the most weapons from the U.S. government. About 84% of the U.K.’s total arms ...
He yelled ‘Get out of my country,’ witnesses say, and then shot 2 men from India, killing one
Washington Post - 2/24/2017 2:19:24 PM
According to witness accounts, the gunman reportedly told two of the people who were shot — both Indian men who work for Garmin, the technology firm — to “get out of my country” before ... people from across the world to visit, work, study, and ...
World Returns in Health Care Will Drive How Long You Live, But Your Country Will Stand In Your Way
Forbes - 9/4/2015 10:28:19 PM
Because world returns drive medical innovation and are central to spending growth in health care, it follows that a given country’s spending growth is driven partly by health policies of other countries. This suggests, for instance, that spending growth ...
With 5cr affected, India among countries worst hit by depression
Times of India - 2/24/2017 12:57:41 AM
The latest assessment by the UN agency shows that China and India are by far the worst affected countries, accounting for nearly 50% of the total 322 million people living with depression across the world. Data shows that the total estimated number of ...
At global UN consultation, health leaders underline need for action on migrant health
New Kerala - 2/24/2017 7:41:32 PM
... the backdrop of health systems struggling to adapt to the growing needs of migrants around the world, health leaders from over forty countries, meeting at a United Nations consultation underscored the call for international collaboration to improve ...
Life expectancy study shows many likely to live beyond 90 by 2030
Reuters - 2/21/2017 6:26:21 PM
Led by Imperial scientists in collaboration with the World Health Organization, the study found that among high-income countries, the United States is likely to have the lowest life expectancy in 2030, with men and women expecting to live 79.5 and 83.3 ...
The Leading Disability in the World Is Depression, Says the WHO
www.globalcitizen.org - 2/24/2017 9:14:35 PM
The perception and treatment of depression, and mental illness more broadly, varies significantly around the world, but in nearly all countries, improvements need to be made. Mental health spending accounts for less than 5% of all government health ...
Nigerian president disdains his country's best hospital for medical care in Britain. But what ails him?
Los Angeles Times - 2/20/2017 6:56:10 PM
The country spends just 3.7% of its gross domestic product on health, compared with more than 17% in the U.S., according to the World Health Organization, while vast amounts are siphoned off by corrupt government officials. Nigeria has only four doctors ...
World Health Care Spending and Performance Ranking by Country (Table)
alzheimersreadingroom.com - 8/11/2009 11:54:01 PM
It might be interesting to note that the profits of healthcare insurance companies rose by more than 400 percent in the period 2000-2007. During the same period, the number of people without healthcare insurance, and the cost of healthcare insurance was ...
Countries With The Highest Expenditures On Medicines As A Percentage Of GDP
worldatlas.com - 8/25/2016 5:03:20 AM
Many countries in the world today have graying populations or baby boomers ... However, in lower-income countries, pharma drug spending makes up for the total spending on health expenditure. The share of GDP expenditure on pharmaceutical drugs is seen ...
Countries Spending the Most on Health Care
24/7 Wall ST - 7/7/2014 5:55:05 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 that spend the most on health care
NBC News - 4/1/2012 11:24:27 AM
In the U.S. and Switzerland, which spend the most and third-most on health care, respectively, the government pays less than 65 percent of the total health care costs. In most of the countries in the developed world, public expenditure accounts for at ...