South Africa: Health spending as percent of GDP: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for South Africa from 1995 to 2014. The average value for South Africa during that period was 8.27 percent with a minumum of 7.53 percent in 2007 and a maximum of 8.8 percent in 2014. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: 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.