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Gerald Bloom

Research Fellow

Gerald 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.

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Fleming Fund Evaluation

The Department of Health (DH) has launched the Fleming Fund, a £265 million One Health programme to support low and middle income countries (LMICs) in tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). To deliver the Fleming Fund, DH has contracted Itad to deliver an independent evaluation of the...



Precarious and informal work exacerbates spread of coronavirus

COVID-19 is having huge economic impacts, which are felt across all segments of society and all sectors of the economy in countries across the world. But hardest hit will be those working in the gig economy and informal sectors. The scarcity of coronavirus test kits means that most people who...

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Ayako Ebata & 2 others

23 March 2020


Journal Article

Introduction: the Accountability Politics of Reducing Health Inequalities. Learning from Brazil and Mozambique

Novos Estudos CEBRAP;vol.38 no.2

Inequality is a key political issue of our times. It has political consequences, fuelling conflict and raising legitimacy challenges for regimes around the world, in democratic and non‑demo‑ cratic settings alike. At the centre of these challenges is the question of accountability: who can...

1 May 2019


Mutual Learning for Universal Health Coverage

IDS Health Briefing;2

Accelerating progress towards the goal of achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030 is an essential component of equitable, sustainable and resilient development. 60 per cent of all deaths are caused by chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease, which...

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Erica Nelson & 2 others

4 July 2018

Gerald Bloom’s recent work


Leaders meet in Japan to achieve health for all by 2030

The Universal Health Coverage Forum 2017 (12 – 15 December) in Tokyo sees leaders, donors, civil society, health providers and academics, including researchers from IDS, come together to agree the best way forward to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of health for all by 2030.

11 December 2017