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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 disproportionately affect poor and marginalised communities with limited access to vital health services.

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Erica Nelson & 2 others

4 July 2018


Integrating Actions to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance into Strategies to Achieve Universal Health Coverage

Published by Future Health Systems

It is critical that ensuring people’s access to effective treatment for common infections is aligned with efforts to reduce the risk of emerging antimicrobial resistance.The Institute of Development Studies, a Future Health Systems partner, is influencing policy agendas to give greater focus on the need for the just and sustainable use of antimicrobials.

1 June 2018

Journal Article

Accountability for Health Equity: Galvanising a Movement for Universal Health Coverage

Published by IDS

This issue of the IDS Bulletin is based around three principal themes that emerged from the workshop as needing particular attention. First, the nature of accountability politics ‘in time’ and the cyclical aspects of efforts towards accountability for health equity. Second, the contested politics of ‘naming’ and measuring accountability, and the intersecting dimensions of marginalisation and exclusion that are missing from current debates. Third, the shifting nature of power in global health and new configurations of health actors, social contracts, and the role of technology.

1 May 2018


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


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.

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Gerry Bloom & 2 others

31 October 2017