Gerry Bloom - Research Fellow
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.
Potential of Mining PPPs to Strengthen Health Systems and Extend Health Services to Underserved Populations
Non-Communicable Disease and Development: Future PathwaysIDS 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
China and International Development: Challenges and OpportunitiesIDS 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
Innovation in Regulation of Rapidly Changing Health MarketsGlobalization 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
Building Mutual Understanding for Effective DevelopmentIDS 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
Engaging with Health Markets in Low and Middle-Income CountriesIDS 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
How can complexity science help us to understand pluralistic health systems?02 Sep 2014
By Gerry Bloom
Bangladesh; Cambodia; China; Laos; Nigeria; Zimbabwe.