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
World Bank Group President Urges Countries to Deliver Universal Health Coverage to Help End Poverty
thepresidentpost.com - 5/23/2013 3:38:33 AM
Kim said the Bank Group would help countries tackle two major challenges as they advance toward universal health coverage: to ensure no family is forced into poverty because of health care expenses, and to close the gap in access to health services and ...
World Bank’s Kim Says Health Coverage Can End Poverty
Bloomberg - 5/21/2013 8:44:33 PM
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said universal health insurance coverage in all countries can help achieve a goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. “Every country in the world can improve the performance of its health system in the three ...
Here's how we build a better health-care system
Indianapolis Star - 5/21/2013 7:54:27 PM
However, our country ranks number one worldwide in health-care spending, and according to the World Health Organization, 36 other developed countries enjoy better health outcomes and longer life expectancies. This is accomplished using less ...
The 9 Most Obese Countries in the World
Daily Finance - 5/20/2013 6:22:34 PM
The world is expanding, but unfortunately it's not the ... Obesity-related costs are responsible for 1%-3% of all health expenditures in most countries, with that figure jumping to somewhere in the 5%-10% range for the U.S. which tops the ...
How America Became a Third World Country
The Huffington Post - 5/21/2013 4:41:10 PM
If you remember, they tweeted while Rome burned. Speaker of the House John Boehner, for instance, sent out dozens of tweets to say Democrats were responsible: “The president proposed sequester, had 18 mo. to prioritize cuts, and did nothing,” he ...
Lifestyle secrets of the world's healthiest countries
Brisbane Times - 5/22/2013 9:26:19 PM
"These high fibre and protein rich foods have many benefits including reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes," adds Dr Lapsys. Luca Zandona is an Italian living in Sydney and says that cooking and eating are a way of life in his home country.
Healing Public Health Care Finances: Budget Reforms That Work
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2013 11:53:02 PM
But spending on health care is putting enormous pressure on public purses all over the world, and it's only getting worse ... spending projections for fifty advanced and emerging countries, and posing reform options. Advanced economies Let's ...
Greatest Global Health Challenge Providing Healthcare In Developing Countries
Medical News Today - 5/21/2013 6:54:12 AM
... is improving global healthcare in developing countries. However, according to the World Bank Group President Dr Jim Yong Kim, although there's been progress in improving global health over the past twenty years, the failure to address "the ...
The Fraser Institute: Sweden Shows Canada How to Reduce Health Spending While Improving Medicare
Yahoo! Finance - 5/22/2013 11:32:11 AM
"Sweden, on the other hand, is a fine example of a system that provides high-quality health care regardless of patients' ability to pay, and at substantially lower cost ... use of highly skilled medical resources. "Dual practice for physicians ...
BRICS countries pledge to step up cooperation in public health
Xinhua News Agency - 5/22/2013 11:13:41 PM
China and South Africa -- pledged in a joint communiqu on the sidelines of the 66th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, to strengthen intra-BRICS cooperation in promoting health of their peoples. According to the communiqu released to ...
Election Spending Could Stoke India Downgrade Risk
Wall Street Journal - 5/23/2013 4:42:58 AM
A rush of dollars into Indian stock and bond markets in recent weeks suggests that foreign investors are shrugging off the possibility of a credit downgrade for India, but economists say that could be a mistake. As several Indian states go to ...
CBO: Obama's Budget Would Reduce Medicare Spending By $364B
Kaiser Health News - 5/20/2013 6:36:53 PM
or about 2.4 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product projected for that period (Zigmond, 5/17). The Hill: Obama Budget Would Cut $364 Billion In Medicare Spending President Obama's budget proposal would save the Medicare program $364 billion over ...
Pollution Risks Worse for Developing World Women
Women's eNews - 5/20/2013 10:08:39 AM
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World Health Assembly opens in Geneva
unmultimedia.org - 5/20/2013 1:43:24 PM
supporting countries in their efforts to move forward with universal health coverage and also the post-2015 agenda on health.” (27") The World Health Assembly is scheduled to conclude on 28 May. Donn Bobb, United Nations.
World Health Assembly opens to discuss major health issues
WHO - 5/20/2013 6:08:15 PM
In addition nearly 90% of these global health participants reported that WHO was the most effective organization at influencing global health policy. The outcomes of the World Health Assembly are particularly significant this year as the Organization ...