WHO recently released the Global Health Expenditure Database (GHED) for the UHC day. The updated GHED covers over 190 countries for the years 2000 to 2019. Together with the data publication, we also released the annual global report. This new report examines country health spending patterns and trends over the past 20 years, before the COVID-19 pandemic, with greater focus on public spending on health. The report also presents spending on primary health care, preliminary health expenditure in 2020 for a small set of countries (including their health spending on COVID-19) and an analysis of high income countries spending patterns, in particular during the global financial crisis. The report also points out the need for more public investment in health to get progress towards UHC back on track and strong health security.
At the virtual event, we will present the key findings in the report, followed by a panel discussion.
WHO Headquarters in Geneva
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