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This Report analyses global health spending by 190 countries between 2000 to 2018 and provides insights as to the health spending trajectory from the MDG era to the SDG era prior to the 2020 crisis. It finds that global spending on health continually rose between 2000 and 2018 reaching US$ 8.3 trillion or 10% of global GDP. The data also shows that out-of-pocket spending remained high in low and lower-middle income countries, representing greater than 40% of total health spending in 2018. It summarizes the data on expenditures for PHC, as well as by disease and intervention, including immunization. The report analyzes the available data on budget allocation in response to the COVID-19 crisis. In addition, it combines World Bank/IMF projections of the macroeconomic and fiscal impact of the crisis with an analysis of the historical determinants of health spending patterns and UHC indicators. It draws out likely implications of 2020 for future health spending, highlighting key policy and monitoring concerns. It is a useful resource for policy makers. Click here to read the report.