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The Global Health Expenditure Report has been released at time of heightened uncertainty about future investment in health at the country, regional and global levels. The path out of the COVID-19 pandemic and related global economic crisis is unclear: despite the most rapid development of vaccines in history, the health and economic benefits of this stunning technological achievement have been grossly unequal as a result of inequities in distribution and slow rollouts. This Report examines country health spending patterns and trends over the past 20 years, before the COVID-19 pandemic, with greater focus on public spending on health. The report also presents spending on primary health care, preliminary health expenditure in 2020 for a small set of countries (including their health spending on COVID-19) and an analysis of high-income countries spending patterns, in particular during the global financial crisis. The report also points out the need for more public investment in health to get progress towards UHC back on track and strong health security. It is a useful report for policymakers. Click here to read the report.