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Hans Rosling: An Appreciation. Viewpoint: Five ways the world is doing better than you think. Many people don't know about the enormous progress most countries have made in recent decades - or maybe the media hasn't told them. But with the following five facts everyone can upgrade their world view. 1. Fast population growth is coming to an end It's a largely untold story - gradually, steadily the demographic forces that drove the global population growth in the 20th Century have shifted. Fifty years ago the world average fertility rate - the number of babies born per woman - was five. The demographic consequences are amazing. 2. Fifty years ago we had a divided world. There were two types of countries - "developed" and "developing" - and they differed in almost every way. So much has changed, especially in the last decade, that the countries of the world today defy all attempts to classify them into only two groups. 3.

Fifty years ago, the average life expectancy in the world was 60 years. But today's average of 70 years applies to the majority of people of the world. 4. 5. Hans Rosling - Wikipedia. Hans Rosling (born 27 July 1948)[1] is a Swedish medical doctor, academic, statistician, and public speaker. He is the Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institutet[2] and co-founder and chairman of the Gapminder Foundation, which developed the Trendalyzer software system. He rose to international celebrity status after producing a Ted Talk in which he promoted the use of data to explore development issues. Biography[edit] Rosling was born in Uppsala, Sweden. Personal health[edit] When he was 20, doctors told Rosling that there was something wrong with his liver and as a consequence Rosling stopped drinking alcohol.

Work in healthcare and statistics[edit] Rosling spent two decades studying outbreaks of konzo in remote rural areas across Africa and supervised more than ten Ph.D. students. Rosling's research has also focused on other links between economic development, agriculture, poverty and health.[18] He has been health adviser to WHO, UNICEF and several aid agencies. Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats - BBC Four. Hans and Ola Rosling: How not to be ignorant about the world. Don’t Panic – The Facts About Population. The world might not be as bad as you might believe! “Don’t Panic” is a one-hour long documentary produced by Wingspan Productions and broadcasted on BBC on the 7th of November 2013. The visualizations are based on original graphics and stories by Gapminder and the underlaying data-sources are listed here. Hans presents some results from our UK Ignorance Survey described here. License Please show this film in schools and other educational settings!

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Hans Rosling | Speaker. Hans Rosling (HansRosling) Three minutes with Hans Rosling will change your mind about the world. Jörgen Hildebrandt Hans Rosling doesn’t consider himself an optimist or a pessimist but rather a ‘possibilist’. Hans Rosling knew never to flee from men wielding machetes. “The risk is higher if you run than if you face them,” he says. So, in 1989, when an angry mob confronted him at the field laboratory he had set up in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rosling tried to appear calm. “I thought, ‘I need to use the resources I have, and I am good at talking’.” Rosling, a physician and epidemiologist, pulled from his knapsack a handful of photographs of people from different parts of Africa who had been crippled by konzo, an incurable disease that was affecting many in this community, too. Through an interpreter, he explained that he believed he knew the cause, and he wanted to test local people’s blood to be sure.

He is still trying to arm influential people with facts. But among his fellow scientists, Rosling is less popular. Life on the brink The true picture of poverty.