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Health Expenditure - General government expenditure on health as a share of total health expenditure

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Tuvalu is the top country by general government expenditure on health as a share of total health expenditure in the world. As of 2014, general government expenditure on health as a share of total health expenditure in Tuvalu was 99.2 that accounts for 0.88 % of the world's general government expenditure on health as a share of total health expenditure. The top 5 countries (others are Cuba, Brunei Darussalam, San Marino, and Seychelles) account for 4.19 % of it. The world's total general government expenditure on health as a share of total health expenditure was estimated at 11,335.67 in 2014.

Public health expenditure consists of recurrent and capital spending from government (central and local) budgets, external borrowings and grants (including donations from international agencies and nongovernmental organizations), and social (or compulsory) health insurance funds. Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditure. It covers the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health but does not include provision of water and sanitation.