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Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health
Life expectancy at birth
Maternal mortality ratio
Stillbirth rate
Neonatal mortality rate
Infant mortality rate
Under 5 mortality rate
Antenatal care coverage: 4+ visits
Antenatal care coverage: 8+ visits
Births attended by skilled health personnel
Postpartum care coverage for mothers
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Exclusive breastfeeding for infants under 6 months
Coverage of first dose of measles vaccination
Stunting - short height for age under age 5
Wasting – low weight for height under age 5
Overweight - heavy for height under 5
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Child marriage before age 15
Child marriage before age 18
Female genital mutilation
Sexual violence by age 18 - female
Sexual violence by age 18 - male
Very early child bearing under age 16
Adolescent birth rate ages 15 to 19
Contraceptive prevalance rate, modern methods, all women
Demand satisfied for modern contraception
Communicable Diseases
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Condom use
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Non-Communicable Diseases
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Suicide mortality rate
Current tobacco use among females aged 15 and over
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Health Financing
External health expenditure as % current health expenditure
Government health expenditure as % current health expenditure
Government health expenditure as % GDP
Government health expenditure as % general govt expenditure
Government health expenditure per capita
Out-of-pocket health expenditure as % of current health expenditure
Percentage of national health budget allocated for reproductive health
Health systems and policies
Density of health workers - physicians
Density of health workers - nurses and midwives
Density of health workers - pharmaceutical staff
Qualified obstetricians
Birth registration
At least basic drinking water
At least basic sanitation services
Open defecation
Implementation of AMRH Initiative

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What does it mean ?
Full Name:Domestic general government health expenditure (GGHE-D) per capita in purchasing power parity international dollars
Full Unit: Purchasing power parity international $
Year-range of Data:2011 - 2016
Source:WHO Global Expenditure Database
Link to Source:http://apps.who.int/nha/database/ViewData/Indicators/en
Date Source Published:1st December 2018
Date Source Accessed:8th May 2019

The following countries had no data:
SADR, Somalia, South Sudan

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Government health expenditure per capita

What does it mean ?

This indicates how much is spent by government on health per person in a country. In order to allow a fair comparison between countries, amounts are standardised and converted into a notional currency, international dollars, to take account of the different costs of services in different countries.

Why does it matter ?

This is the only indicator that is expressed as an absolute value as opposed to a percentage, giving a concrete estimate of how much public money is available to fund services on average. It is easy to compare countries using this estimate, whereas indicators based on percentages are difficult to compare (as both numerators and denominators can differ). It is important for countries to reach the minimum target, otherwise the government will not be able to provide essential services to the population.

How is it collected ?

The data available from the WHO Global Health Expenditure database are reported by country governments using the framework of System of Health Accounts 2011 (SHA2011). Since 2015, the new classification system, which separates out external grant funding from government expenditure, reports current and capital expenditure separately, and distinguishes tax-financed government expenditure from social health insurance, more accurately captures health financing reforms taking place among UN member states, and improves comparability over time and across countries (for example, capital expenditures fluctuate and do not finance access to health services, but improve future resilience of the health sector).

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More about indicator and sources

The numerator for this particular indicator is calculated as the sum of domestic health revenue (as internal transfers and grants, transfers, subsidies to voluntary health insurance beneficiaries, NPISH or enterprise financing schemes as well as compulsory prepayment and social health insurance contributions). The denominator is the population size. In countries where the fiscal year begins in July, expenditure data have been allocated to the later calendar year (for example, 2011 data will cover the fiscal year 2010–11).

More information on calculations

Further details of SHA2011 application in individual countries can be seen in the country footnotes and the metadata on the WHO Global Health Expenditure Database. To calculate many of the indicators, macro-economic and demographic estimates from other organisations, such as the World Bank, IMF and United Nations Population Division were also used.

For more information, visit: http://apps.who.int/nha/database/DocumentationCentre/Index/en

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