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Table 3 Health expenditure gaps in 2011

From: Investing in health systems for universal health coverage in Africa

Variables African region average (A) Global average (B) Gap [C = B/A)]
Total expenditure on health as% of gross domestic product 6.2 9.1 1.5-fold
General government expenditure on health as% of total expenditure on health 48.3 58.8 1.2-fold
Private expenditure on health as% of total expenditure on health 51.7 41.1 0.8-fold
General government expenditure on health as% of total government expenditure 9.7 15.2 1.6-fold
External resources for health as% of total expenditure on health 11.8 0.4 0.03-fold
Social security expenditure on health as% of general government expenditure on health 8.0 60.6 7.6-fold
Out-of-pocket expenditure as% of private expenditure on health 56.6 49.7 0.9-fold
Private prepaid plans as% of private expenditure on health 31.7 38.2 1.2-fold
Per capita total expenditure on health at average exchange rate (US$) 99 1007 10.2-fold
Per capita total expenditure on health (PPP Int$) 158 1053 6.7-fold
Per capita government expenditure on health at average exchange rate (US$) 49 613 12.5-fold
Per capita government expenditure on health (PPP Int$) 76 619 8.1-fold
  1. Source: WHO [35].