And The Total Spent On Health In Impoverished Countries Last Year…

Friday, June 19, 2015

It’s a lot of money.

A big chunk of it comes from the U.S.

And it’s not enough.

Those are three things you’ll learn from the sixth annual report on how much money has been spent to improve health in developing countries.

The total in 2014 was $227.9 billion. As impressive as that number sounds, it’s a 1.6 percent drop from 2013.

The U.S. contribution: $143.1 billion. Of course, many other countries chipped in, along with public and private organizations.

The report comes from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.

Source: NPR (link opens in a new window)

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