Health Spending Grows Faster Than Global GDP – But Millions Lack Essential Coverage, UN Says
Health Policy Watch "Between 2000 and 2016, global health spending grew at 6 percent per year, faster than the 4 percent average annual growth in global GDP. But huge inequalities persist that prevent millions of people from getting the care they need, according to a new World Health Organization report issued today, the first official United Nations-sponsored Universal Health Coverage Day.
The report Public Spending on Health: A Closer Look at Global Trends reveals that in low-income countries the average share of GDP spent on health in 2016 was actually lower than it had been in 2000." (Photo: United Nations Photo)