The Global Health Expenditure Database (GHED) provides internationally comparable data on health spending for close to 190 countries from 2000 to 2017. The database is open access and supports the goal of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by helping monitor the availability of resources for health and the extent to which they are used efficiently and equitably. This, in turn, helps ensure health services are available and affordable when people need them. In particular, the data published here contributes to a better understanding of:
- How much do different countries spend on health?
- How much do different actors such as government, insurance companies, households and donors contribute?
- What are the financing arrangements to pay for health?
- How much money is spent on primary health care (PHC)?
- How much money is spent on different diseases and programmes such as immunization?
- How much money is spent