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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.

Gerry Bloom’s recent work


Mutual Learning for Universal Health Coverage

Published by IDS

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

Journal Article

Health System Innovations: Adapting to Rapid Change

Published by BioMed Central

A fundamental challenge for health systems is the need to adapt to changes in the patterns of health service need, scientific and technological developments, and the economic and institutional contexts within which providers of health services are embedded. This is especially true of many low...

9 March 2018

Journal Article

Using Theories of Change to Inform Implementation of Health Systems Research and Innovation: Experiences of Future Health Systems Consortium Partners in Bangladesh, India and Uganda

Published by BioMed Central

The Theory of Change (ToC) is a management and evaluation tool supporting critical thinking in the design, implementation and evaluation of development programmes. We document the experience of Future Health Systems (FHS) Consortium research teams in Bangladesh, India and Uganda with using ToC.

28 December 2017


Connecting WASH with NTDs: a cross-sector imperative

Published by IDS and LSTM

Development practitioners and scholars have often overlooked the importance of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in their work on water, sanitation and health (WASH), and epidemiologists have neglected the importance of WASH in their studies of NTDs. In June 2017, COUNTDOWN brought together...

20 November 2017