Hans Rosling

Global health expert; data visionary; co-founder and president at the Gapminder Foundation

Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling, professor of international health in Stockholm, Sweden, is among the world’s most influential public speakers on global change. You will see data presented as you have never seen before! Time Magazine listed him among the 100 most influential people in the world. He studied statistics and medicine in Sweden and then worked as medical doctor in Mozambique, where he identified a new epidemic paralytic disease that was named konzo. His research across rural Africa linked it to hunger and organic dietary toxins. He initiated Médecins sans Frontières in Sweden, is a member of Scientific Academies and an author of a textbook on global health.

With his son and daughter-in-law he co-founded Gapminder and developed animation software that Google acquired. By using it to animate statistics, Hans Rosling raises understanding of global economic, social and environmental trends. His award-winning lectures are described as ‘humorous, yet deadly serious’. His key message is that the old division between developed and developing countries has been replaced by countries on a continuum of social and economic development.

 

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