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Honduras - P4H Network
Current Health Expenditure (CHE) as % Gross Domestic Product (GDP)9.2%CHE/GDP
Out-of-pocket (OOPS) as % of Current Health Expenditure (CHE)51.7%OOP/CHE
Domestic General Government Health Expenditure (GGHE-D) as % General Government Expenditure (GGE)12.1%GGHE-D/GGE
Gross Domestic Product (GDP), in constant (2020) US$ per capita28.5KGDP (USD)
Population (in thousands)10.3MPopulation
Incidence of Catastrophic Health Spending at 10% Threshold (SDG 3.8.2) Total1.1%Catastrophic Health Spending
The health system is made up of the public subsector made up of the Ministry of Health, which has a guiding, regulatory and provision of health services to the entire population, and the Honduran Institute of Social Security in charge of collecting, managing fiscal resources and mandatory contributions from workers and employers; and the private subsector. The essential services coverage rate for 2021 is 64.3%[1].
Public spending on health represented 2.9% of gross domestic product, below the 6% recommended by the Pan American Health Organization and 11.1% of total public spending for 2019[2]]. The main source of financing was out-of-pocket health spending with 52% of current health spending and catastrophic spending was estimated in 2019 at 1.1%[3].

[1] World Health Organization (WHO) Health Financing Dashboard. Coverage of essential services. Honduras. 2021
[2] “Perfil de país – Honduras.” Salud en las Américas, 25 Sept. 2022 Accessed 1 May 2024
[3] “Honduras.” P4H Network, 1 Sept. 2022 Accessed 1 May 2024