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Financing Global Health (FGH)

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1990 - present

The Financing Global Health (FGH) study provides a yearly analysis of past and future trends in global health spending and health financing. Results from the study include:

  • The Development Assistance for Health (DAH) Database. Updated annually, this comprehensive country- and global-level database contains estimates from 1990 to the present which track the flows of health funds around the world. Estimates are constructed from health financing data collected from a variety of different sources and adjusted to make them mutually compatible across geography and time. Data are disaggregated by funding agency, country and geographic region, and health focus area
  • Retrospective estimates for the last two decades (beginning in 1995) on health spending for most of the world's countries. These estimates cover total spending, development assistance for health, and government, prepaid private, and out-of-pocket spending. Beginning in 2018, each year's estimates will include detailed data on spending for a specific disease
  • Prospective estimates, informed by the DAH database and other retrospective data, through 2040 on domestic health spending and development assistance for health for most of the world's countries

The FGH study is conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), with contributions from the Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network. Retrospective results of the study can be explored using the Financing Global Health data visualization.

Financing Global Health (FGH) Dataset Records

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