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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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K4D Prosperity Fund COVID-19 Evidence and Learning Initiative

This Evidence and Learning Initiative was a cooperation with the Prosperity Fund (PF). It helped to ensure that in the current context of COVID-19, changes to the existing PF portfolio (and investments in new ones) are informed by and contribute to the evidence base on how the pandemic is...


IDS China Centre

The IDS China Centre, part of the IDS International Initiatives, provides research focus on a country transforming global geopolitics due to its strategic importance, role in the global south and its commitment to development. It recognises that tackling universal challenges such as climate...



Mutual learning: development fad or foundation?

Is ‘mutual learning’ simply a development trend, or an important foundation for development cooperation and global governance? Who benefits from mutual learning? And what role should organisations like IDS play in mutual learning for development? What do we mean by mutual learning? The...

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Alex Shankland & 3 others

19 March 2021


Preparing for the Covid-19 recession in sub-Saharan Africa

Most sub-Saharan African countries have not yet experienced a major Covid-19 outbreak, and governments have already taken action to reduce its impact. But if the objective of the response of governments and international organisations is to reduce excess mortality in Africa, they must not...

Giuliano Russo & 2 others

10 July 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