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Zimbabwe - P4H Network
Current Health Expenditure (CHE) as % Gross Domestic Product (GDP)2.8%CHE/GDP
Out-of-pocket (OOPS) spending as % of Current Health Expenditure (CHE)10.3%OOP/CHE
Domestic General Government Health Expenditure (GGHE-D) as % General Government Expenditure (GGE)5.2%GGHE-D/GGE
Gross Domestic Product (GDP), in constant (2020) US$ per capita36BGDP (USD)
Population in thousands (K), millions (M) or billions (B)16MPopulation
Incidence of Catastrophic Health Spending at 10% Threshold (SDG 3.8.2) Total11.8%Catastrophic Health Spending

Zimbabwe’s 2021 current health expenditure (CHE) represented 2.79% of the country’s gross domestic product, and the domestic health budget allocation was 5.21% of the total budget, falling short of the 15% Abuja threshold. 

The government primarily funds health care through taxes, accounting for 32.74% of CHE, and external sources contribute 45.03%. Out-of-pocket spending represents 10.26% of CHE

To improve financial risk protection for all, Zimbabwe is exploring health financing reforms such as implementing universal health insurance.


Zimbabwe 2017 health financing strategy