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Gerry Bloom - Research Fellow

Health and Nutrition; Business, Markets and the State; Digital
T: +44 (0)1273 915667
E: g.bloom@ids.ac.uk

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Nicole McMurray

Gerry Bloom is a physician and health economist. His special interest is the management of health system transition in the context of rapid social and economic change. Areas of particular focus include the changing roles of government, health system innovations processes of institutional development.

IDS and AllAfrica have teamed up to produce and distribute compelling multi-media content on critical issues for Africa’s future, as part of a development reporting initiative.

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A Consortium led by Karolinska Institutet strengthening research training capacity at Sub Saharan African universities for health systems and services development. Focusing on doctoral and post doctoral training, institutional strengthening for education and research management.

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China is now the African continent's biggest trading partner, and also involved in a wide range of development cooperation projects including in agriculture, health and social policy. The Rising Powers in International Development Programme is looking at the growing role of China in the field of international development cooperation.

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The Development Studies Learning Partnership was created under the BRICS Initiative in 2011, and enables collaborative learning between traditional and emerging actors in development, be they academics, researchers, practitioners or policy-makers.

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Future Health Systems is a research consortium working to improve access, affordability and quality of health services for the poor.

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This project examines the impact of the rise of non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries.

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Not Just Talk: Practice, Power, Knowledge and Information and Communication Technologies is a new IDS research initiative that seeks to critically examine the opportunities and challenges that the new generation of ICT innovations pose for poor and vulnerable groups.

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This project has been designed to examine the scope for mining industry public-private partnerships (PPP) to strengthen health systems and extend health services to underserved populations

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Major illness in the family has become an important cause of household impoverishment in China and the ex-command economies of Southeast Asia, as these countries have managed the transition to a market economy.

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The STEPS Centre is an interdisciplinary global research and policy engagement hub, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. It aims to develop a new approach to understanding, action and communication on sustainability and development.

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Non-Communicable Disease and Development: Future Pathways

IDS Evidence Report 100 (2014)

From a biomedical perspective, non-communicable disease (NCD) is not a new problem, particularly in the global North. However, awareness of the increasing burden from these conditions in low- and middle-income countries (L&MICs) has only recently emerged in the arena of development policy and practice (Beaglehole et al. 2011). More details

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China and International Development: Challenges and Opportunities

IDS Bulletin 45.4 (2014)

In parallel to its domestic economic boom, China has grown increasingly active and influential on the international stage, including in global development. China’s re-emergence on the global stage is both a cause and a symptom of the fundamental sea change now affecting development assistance and policy. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Innovation in Regulation of Rapidly Changing Health Markets

Globalization and Health 10.53 (2014)

This paper explores the key issues associated with regulation of health markets in low and middle-income countries, and the different goals of regulation, namely quality and safety of care, value for money, social agreement over fair access and financing, and accountability. More details

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Building Mutual Understanding for Effective Development

IDS Policy Briefing 66 (2014)

In recent years a number of countries, referred to collectively as the rising powers, have achieved rapid economic growth and increased political influence. In many cases their experience challenges received wisdom on inclusive development. More details

This is the cover to IDS Working Paper 443, 'Engaging with Health Markets in Low and Middle-Income Countries'.

Engaging with Health Markets in Low and Middle-Income Countries

IDS Working Paper 443 (2014)

Many low and middle-income countries have pluralistic health systems with a variety of providers of health-related goods and services in terms of their level of training, their ownership (public or private) and their relationship with the regulatory system. More details

Thematic Expertise:
BRICS and Rising Powers; Governance; Health; Politics and Power; Science and Society; Social Policy; Social Protection. Social Protection.

Related Programmes and Centres:
Business and Development Centre; Future Health Systems; Rising Powers in International Development; STEPS.

Geographic Expertise:
Bangladesh; Cambodia; China; Laos; Nigeria; Zimbabwe.