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Hans Rosling

Statistician and TED Speaker

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Professor of International Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Rosling discovered konzo, a new epidemic paralytic disease, when serving as doctor in Mozambique in 1979-81. Two decades of research in rural Africa traced the cause to toxic ill-processed cassava roots, hunger, and poverty. A co-founder of Médecins sans Frontier in Sweden, he has written textbooks on Global Health and initiated university collaborations with Asia and Africa. He co-founded Gapminder to “unveil the beauty of statistics by turning boring numbers into enjoyable animations that make sense of the world.”

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