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Ecuador - P4H Network
Current Health Expenditure (CHE) as % Gross Domestic Product (GDP)8.3%CHE/GDP
Out-of-pocket (OOPS) as % of Current Health Expenditure (CHE)30.6%OOP/CHE
Domestic General Government Health Expenditure (GGHE-D) as % General Government Expenditure (GGE)14.8%GGHE-D/GGE
Gross Domestic Product (GDP), in constant (2020) US$ per capita106.2KGDP (USD)
Population (in thousands)17.8MPopulation
Incidence of Catastrophic Health Spending at 10% Threshold (SDG 3.8.2) Total10.3%Catastrophic Health Spending

Ecuador’s 2008 constitution established free and universal public health services and created a comprehensive public network made up of state and social security institutions.

In 2019 public spending on health was 4.8% of the gross domestic product and 13.3% of total public spending. Out-of-pocket expenditure accounted for 30.9% of total health expenditure. The sources of financing for the health sector are resources from the general state budget; contributions from workers and employers to social security; contributions from police and military schemes; direct household expenditure; and resources from donors.