Public health expenditure as a share of total reached 51.7 % in 2014 in Suriname, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 3.70 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, public health expenditure as a share of total in Suriname reached an all time high of 64.2 % in 1995 and an all time low of % in. When compared to Suriname's main peers, public health expenditure as a share of total in Brazil amounted to 44.4 %, 59.4 % in Guyana, 53.5 % in Trinidad and Tobago and 29.3 % in Venezuela in 2014.
Suriname has been ranked 114th within the group of 171 countries we follow in terms of public health expenditure as a share of total, 4 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.