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Public Health Expenditure (As % of Government Expenditures) in Suriname

Source: World Bank, Helgi Analytics calculation
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2019

Public health expenditure as a percentage of government expenditures reached 11.8 % in 2014 in Suriname, according to World Bank / WHO. This is the same as in the previous year.

Historically, public health expenditure as a percentage of government expenditures in Suriname reached an all time high of 13.8 % in 2006 and an all time low of % in. When compared to Suriname's main peers, public health expenditure as a percentage of government expenditures in Brazil amounted to 6.78 %, 9.45 % in Guyana, 8.17 % in Trinidad and Tobago and 5.80 % in Venezuela in 2014.

Suriname has been ranked 76th within the group of 170 countries we follow in terms of public health expenditure as a percentage of government expenditures, 5 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Public health expenditure consists of recurrent and capital spending from government (central and local) budgets, external borrowing and grants (including donations from international agencies and non-governmental organisations), and social (or compulsory) health insurance funds.

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