Global spending on health: rising to the pandemic’s challenges

  • 08/12/2022
  • WHO

This year’s Global Health Expenditure Report: Rising to the Pandemic's Challenges reveals how health expenditure was impacted during 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report explores: Whether the health spending patterns by governments, households, and donors changed during the first year of the COVID-19? Will 2020 patterns in health spending continue in the coming years? How does health spending interact with the overall social spending including education and social protection? In the face of deteriorating macroeconomic conditions and rising debt servicing, would countries be able to cope with the increasing need for social spending, including health?