Gerry Bloom - Research Fellow
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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.
Tackling Antibiotic ResistanceHealth Briefing 1 (2017)
In today’s world, drug resistant infections travel and spread as quickly as planes do. Therefore it is in the UK’s interest to tackle AMR and to help other countries to do the same. More details
Strengthening Accountability for Health Equity at the Institute of Development Studies
‘Accountability for Health Equity’ is an approach that places relationships of power at the centre of our understanding of how health systems function – or don’t – for all levels of society. More details
Antimicrobial Resistance and Universal Health Coverage
The WHO launched a Global Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in 2015, with AMR being declared a global crisis by world leaders in the G7, G20 and the UN General Assembly. World leaders have also adopted universal health coverage (UHC) as a key target under the sustainable development goals. This paper argues that neither initiative is likely to succeed in isolation from the other and that the policy goals should be to both provide access to appropriate antimicrobial treatment and reduce the risk of the emergence and spread of resistance by taking a systems approach. More details
How can complexity science help us to understand pluralistic health systems?02 Sep 2014
By Gerry Bloom
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The World Bank under Jim Kim - The Lancet07 Aug 2015
Bangladesh; Cambodia; China; Laos; Nigeria; Zimbabwe.