Zambia: Health spending as percent of GDP

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 Zambia

Health spending as percent of GDP

 Latest value 5.62
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2000 - 2020
 Average 5.20
 Min - Max 3.46 - 7.19
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Zambia from 2000 to 2020. The average value for Zambia during that period was 5.2 percent with a minimum of 3.46 percent in 2011 and a maximum of 7.19 percent in 2003. The latest value from 2020 is 5.62 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 179 countries is 7.04 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Zambia - Health spending as percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Zambia - Health spending as percent of GDP - historical chart - 2000-2020




Definition: Level of current health expenditure expressed as a percentage of GDP. Estimates of current health expenditures include healthcare goods and services consumed during each year. This indicator does not include capital health expenditures such as buildings, machinery, IT and stocks of vaccines for emergency or outbreaks.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Health spending per capita 53.75 2020 U.S. dollars
 Health spending as percent of GDP 5.62 2020 percent
 Life expectancy 61.22 2021 years
 Life expectancy, female 63.93 2021 years
 Life expectancy, male 58.49 2021 years
 Birth rate 34.51 2021 births per 1000 people
 Death rate 6.97 2021 deaths per 1000 people
 Fertility rate 4.31 2021 births per woman
 HIV infections 10.80 2021 percent
 Tuberculosis 295.00 2022 cases per 100,000 people
 Diabetes prevalence 11.90 2021 percent
 Prevalence of anemia among children 55.10 2019 percent
 Prevalence of undernourishment 29.80 2021 percent
 Access to drinking water, urban 45.5 2022 percent
 Suicides 7.30 2019 suicides per 100,000 people
 DPT immunization rate 82 2022 percent
 Hepatitis B immunization rate 82 2022 percent
 Measles immunization rate 90 2022 percent
 Traffic accident deaths 20.50 2019 deaths per 100,000 people
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