The world is better off now than 50 years ago.

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Hans RoslinThe Swedish Professor Hans Rosling explains that the world today is economically better off today than it was 50 years ago even though there are about 5 billion more people today.

From 1967 to 1974 Rosling studied statistics and medicine at Uppsala University, and in 1972 he studied public health at St. John’s Medical CollegeBangalore, India.

Rosling’s research has also focused on links between economic development, agriculture, poverty and health. He has been health adviser to WHOUNICEF.  At Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, he was head of the Division of International Health (IHCAR) from 2001 to 2007. As chairman of the Karolinska International Research and Training Committee (1998–2004) he started health research collaborations with universities in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. He  co-authored a textbook on Global Health that promotes a fact-based world view.

Rosling presented the television documentary The Joy of Stats, which was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BBC Four in December 2010. He presented a documentary Don’t Panic – The Truth About Population for the This World series using a Musion 3D projection display, which appeared on BBC Two in the UK in November 2013. In 2015 he presented the documentary ‘Don’t Panic: How To End Poverty In 15 Years’ which was produced by Wingspan and aired on the BBC.

In this video interview he also discusses the current refugee problem in Europe.


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