Hans Rosling at Global Health - Beyond 2015
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Students were Nordic health staff with assignments in low-income countries In 1997 he became Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institutet. He formally retired in 2014 but remain attached as lecturer as well as mentor for research and teaching. In 1996 he initiated a 5 week undergraduate course in Global Health that examines 160 students per year and later also a post-graduate course program for PhD students in international health. To be used at these courses he initiated and coauthored Global Health - an introductory textbook.
The free software — which can be loaded with any data — was purchased by Google in March 2007. (Rosling met the Google founders at TED.) Rosling began his wide-ranging career as a physician, spending many years in rural Africa tracking a rare paralytic disease (which he named konzo) and discovering its cause: hunger and badly processed cassava. He co-founded Médecins sans Frontièrs (Doctors without Borders) Sweden, wrote a textbook on global health, and as a professor at the Karolinska Institut in Stockholm initiated key international research collaborations. He's also personally argued with many heads of state, including Fidel Castro.
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