Decline in government health expenditure

Other Names:
Decline in public spending on health
Limited public health subsidies
Limited health funds
Declining health coverage

Over the decade from 1979 to 1989 the proportion of government expenditure devoted to health has fallen in most countries of sub-Saharan Africa, in more than half of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, and in one third of the nations of Asia. And the cuts have not been marginal. In the 37 poorest nations spending per head on health care has fallen by nearly 25% in this period.

Narrower Problems:
Insufficient health payments
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
16.10.2020 – 18:52 CEST