Table 2

Comparing development assistance for health from China with major sources, 2015–2017

SourceTotal DAH (millions)DAH per capitaDAH per US$1 million government spendingProportion of DAH flows to health system strengtheningGross domestic products per capita
USA(1) 13 479(5) 41.77(5) 1896(18) 27%(10) 60 187
UK(2) 3494(4) 53.48(1) 2622(20) 26%(17) 49 856
Germany(3) 1437(14) 17.54(12) 723(7) 36%(14) 54 933
Canada(4) 1022(10) 28.14(8) 1140(16) 28%(9) 61 087
Japan(5) 1004(17) 8.00(18) 358(11) 31%(12) 57 890
France(6) 973(15) 15.00(16) 520(19) 26%(16) 50 708
Netherlands(7) 709(6) 41.40(6) 1503(24) 18%(8) 61 953
Norway(8) 677(2) 128.94(3) 2238(17) 27%(2) 116 825
Sweden(9) 659(3) 66.76(4) 1903(21) 25%(7) 71 024
China(10) 598(24) 0.44(23) 159(1) 92%(24) 8700
Australia(11) 441(13) 18.29(14) 629(6) 41%(5) 78 245
Italy(12) 334(20) 5.53(20) 268(9) 35%(19) 41 417
Belgium(13) 287(11) 25.24(11) 863(3) 48%(15) 54 784
South Korea(14) 279(19) 5.54(13) 680(2) 63%(21) 30 425
Switzerland(15) 262(8) 31.25(10) 913(14) 30%(3) 101 437
Denmark(16) 224(7) 39.16(9) 1007(15) 30%(6) 72 021
Spain(17) 184(21) 3.96(21) 248(8) 36%(20) 37 188
Ireland(18) 143(9) 30.70(7) 1313(23) 24%(4) 83 260
Finland(19) 102(12) 18.48(15) 592(12) 31%(13) 55 693
Luxembourg(20) 78(1) 134.77(2) 2400(22) 25%(1) 134 757
Austria(21) 77(16) 8.88(19) 300(4) 46%(11) 58 046
New Zealand(22) 34(18) 7.38(17) 477(13) 31%(18) 46 580
Portugal(23) 31(22) 3.00(22) 243(10) 33%(23) 26 429
Greece(24) 13(23) 1.22(24) 88(5) 44%(22) 26 742
  • Note: Values are 2015–2017 average values expressed in 2018 USD. The colours in the figure reflect the relative values of the various measures on a pro rata basis. For each column, the darkest green represents the highest values for that column, while the darkest red represents the lowest values. The rank is provided in parenthesis. The health system strengthening includes sector-wide approach/health system strengthening, HIV/AIDS-health system strengthening, malaria-health system strengthening, tuberculosis health system strengthening, reproductive and maternal health-health system strengthening, newborn and child health-health system strengthening, other infectious diseases-health system strengthening and non-communicable diseases-health system strengthening.

  • DAH, development assistance for health.