Health expenditure, public (% of GDP) - Country Ranking - Africa

Definition: Public health expenditure consists of recurrent and capital spending from government (central and local) budgets, external borrowings and grants (including donations from international agencies and nongovernmental organizations), and social (or compulsory) health insurance funds.

Source: World Health Organization Global Health Expenditure database (see http://apps.who.int/nha/database for the most recent updates).

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Lesotho 8.08 2014
2 Swaziland 7.00 2014
3 Djibouti 6.75 2014
4 Malawi 6.00 2014
5 Namibia 5.36 2014
6 Algeria 5.24 2014
7 The Gambia 5.05 2014
8 South Africa 4.24 2014
9 Congo 4.21 2014
10 Burundi 3.97 2014
11 Tunisia 3.97 2014
12 Mozambique 3.94 2014
13 Libya 3.65 2014
14 São Tomé and Principe 3.61 2014
15 Cabo Verde 3.56 2014
16 Kenya 3.50 2014
17 Niger 3.21 2014
18 Botswana 3.19 2014
19 Liberia 3.16 2014
20 Seychelles 3.11 2014
21 Equatorial Guinea 2.93 2014
22 Rwanda 2.87 2014
23 Ethiopia 2.87 2014
24 Zambia 2.76 2014
25 Guinea 2.74 2014
26 Burkina Faso 2.59 2014
27 Tanzania 2.59 2014
28 Zimbabwe 2.47 2014
29 Senegal 2.42 2014
30 Mauritius 2.36 2014
31 Gabon 2.35 2014
32 Benin 2.25 2014
33 Comoros 2.22 2014
34 Egypt 2.16 2014
35 Ghana 2.13 2014
36 Angola 2.12 2014
37 Central African Republic 2.06 2014
38 Togo 2.02 2014
39 Morocco 2.00 2014
40 Chad 1.98 2014
41 Sierra Leone 1.88 2014
42 Mauritania 1.87 2014
43 Sudan 1.80 2014
44 Uganda 1.80 2014
45 Côte d'Ivoire 1.68 2014
46 Dem. Rep. Congo 1.60 2014
47 Mali 1.57 2014
48 Eritrea 1.53 2014
49 Madagascar 1.47 2014
50 Guinea-Bissau 1.15 2014
51 Cameroon 0.94 2014
52 Nigeria 0.92 2014

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Original Source Notes: All the health expenditure indicators refer to expenditures by financing agent except external resources which is a financing source. When the number is smaller than 0.05%, the percentage may appear as zero. In countries where the fiscal year begins in Ju

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual