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Bloom, Gerald

Works: 13 works in 51 publications in 1 language and 535 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: RA395.C53, 362.104250951
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Most widely held works by Gerald Bloom
Transforming health markets in Asia and Africa : improving quality and access for the poor by Gerald Bloom( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Markets for health-related goods and services have spread rapidly in many low and middle-income countries. This has substantially increased the availability of health-related goods and services, but it has created problems with safety, efficacy and cost. Making Health Markets Work addresses the challenge of improving health markets so that they better meet the needs of the poor. This book gathers together for the first time information about these little understood yet pervasive systems and offers evidence-based recommendations for policy-makers and private and public sector health managers. It presents a new way of understanding highly marketized health systems, applies this understanding to an analysis of health markets in countries across Asia and Africa and identifies some of the major new developments for making these markets perform better in meeting the needs of the poor"--Provided by publisher
Health care transition in urban China( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poverty reduction during democratic transition : the Malawi Social Action Fund 1996-2001 by Gerald Bloom( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa by Gerald Bloom( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a review of the current thinking on issues of health and poverty in Africa. Its purpose is to provide the basis for a programme of work to support and design the implementation of pro-poor health strategies in Africa. The paper documents the general improvements in health status since the 1960s with a few countries being exceptions. Whilst HIV/AIDS and the resurgence of malaria and TB can partly explain the exceptions, there is also a link between a lack of basic health, water and sanitation infrastructure and poor health performance. Zambia is used as a case study. Finally, the paper reviews recent methods for incorporating the results of cost-effectiveness studies into planning public health expenditure and argues that options for using public funds need to be assessed in terms of the extent to which they enable poor people to address their health needs and cope with health shocks
Financing health services in poor rural areas : adapting to economic and institutional reform in China( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Undetermined and English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equity in health in unequal societies : towards health equity during rapid social change by Gerald Bloom( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pluralism and marketisation in the health sector : meeting health needs in contexts of social change in low and middle-income countries by Gerald Bloom( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper is part of a broader attempt to identify the key producers of social goods and how social policy interventions can support them. In this paper, we focus on the health sector in order to: ? Examine the changing roles of health care providers and the management of health expertise in the context of pluralism and increasing marketisation of health goods and services ? Explore how pluralism of provisioning and increasing markets for health goods have affected the ways households meet their health needs ? Stimulate a reassessment of what governments should or could do to enable delivery of competent health care under conditions of pluralism and marketisation. We argue that over the last few decades there have been profound changes in the ways health goods are being produced and consumed in low income and transitional countries. We outline the main categories of change in the health sector in terms of socio-economic changes, changes in health provision, knowledge and technologies, and political changes. We examine the changing roles and functions of providers, asking what services health workers provide, what is the structure of rewards and incentives for health providers and how current arrangements affect transactions costs and quality of services. We go on to consider how households, particularly poor ones, manage health provisioning in a pluralistic environment where health goods and services have become increasingly marketised. We ask how the balance between different sorts of provision has changed and whether there has been an expansion of the productive and reproductive functions of households. We then explore the roles of governments and other institutions in contexts of pluralism and marketisation. We look at the implications for financing of health services, the management of expert knowledge, and the skill needs of practitioners. We focus particularly on shifts in the location of specialised knowledge, such as the growing role of shops, pharmacies and sellers of medical techniques, and on strategies for disseminating health-related knowledge. We note the possible role of IT and expert systems for transforming chaotic markets in health care and health knowledge
Designing a rural health reform project : the negotiation of change in China by Yunguo Liu( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper describes the design of a World Bank funded rural health rehabilitation and reform project. The project was designed between 1995 and 1998. During the same period, there was an intense debate about health policy that culminated in the organisation of a national conference and the announcement of a new government policy in early 1997. The paper traces how different components of the project were agreed between Ministries and between the national and provincial levels. It suggests that the final design of the project reflects the state of policy discussions at the time the loan agreement was signed. It foresees continuing changes as the problems of implementation become clear and the perspectives of actors at county and township levels become increasingly important
Health in transition : reforming China's rural health services( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health in a dynamic world by Gerald Bloom( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poverty reduction during democratic transition : the Malawi Social Action Fund , 1996-2001 : an independent review( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protecting the poor against health shocks by Henry Lucas( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Health and social protection : experiences from Cambodia, China, and Lao PDR( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Health care transition in urban China
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