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, 2020See also: Health expenditures map
Countries agree to overhaul WHO funding
YAHOO!News - 5/24/2022 9:57:00 PM
Shaken by the pandemic, the World Health Organization's member states agreed Tuesday to overhaul how they fund the UN health agency, giving it much more money to spend on its own priorities.
Pfizer Offers To Sell Medicines At Cost To World's Poorest Countries
International Business Times - 5/25/2022 7:49:00 AM
US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer on Wednesday said it would sell its patented drugs at a not-for-profit basis to the world's poorest countries, as part of a new initiative announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos. "An Accord for a Healthier World ...
Sri Lanka's prime minister says he will slash expenditure in new budget
Reuters - 5/24/2022 8:59:00 PM
People wait in a line to buy domestic gas tanks near a distributor, amid the country's economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 24, 2022. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Countries with the highest military expenditure in the world
Nine News Australia - 5/2/2022 12:24:00 AM
Based on figures from 2021 the following countries have the highest military expenditure in the world, with the US leading the way by a mile. Israel is a key US ally in the Middle East and has a ...
World’s military spending reaches unprecedented $2 trillion
The Independent - 4/25/2022 3:37:00 PM
The world’s military expenditure has hit unprecedented ... East China Seas have become a “major driver of military spending in countries such as Australia and Japan”.
Safety Nets and Social Welfare Expenditures in World Economic History
National Bureau of Economic Research - 5/19/2022 12:00:00 PM
The safety nets in high-income countries before 1900 and in low-income countries today were based on savings and aid from extended family, friends, charities, churches, and small amounts from local governments.
Peace through Strength? Excessive US Military Spending Encourages More War
Mises Institute - 5/26/2022 11:57:00 AM
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has brought America’s foreign policy interventions under the limelight once again. Ryan McMaken argues that the US administration’s claim that countries should not have the right to a sphere of influence,
World military spending surpasses US$2 trillion for the first time
Free Malaysia Today - 4/25/2022 8:07:00 AM
Despite the economic fallout of the global Covid pandemic, countries around the world increased their arsenals, with global military spending rising by 0.7% last year, according to a report by the ...
World military expenditure exceeds $2 trillion for the first time in 2021, SIPRI says
Yahoo News UK - 4/26/2022 5:42:00 AM
Russians attack Vinnytsia, Poltava, Rivne oblasts, seize Kherson city council The top five spending countries include the United States ... “Even amid the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, world military spending hit record levels," said ...
Countries agree to overhaul WHO funding model
YAHOO!News - 5/24/2022 7:09:00 PM
The World Health Organization's member states agreed Tuesday to overhaul how they fund the UN health agency, giving it much more money to spend on its own priorities.