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Hans Rosling - Debunking the myths with data visualisation

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A compilation of some of Hans Rosling's presentations on the topic of immunization. 

VIDEO: Demographic Party Trick 1 – Hans Rosling & Bill Gates: What percent of children get the basic vaccines?

(Source: Gapminder 2014)

Explaining the global vaccination programs is NOT a party-killer! It’s a Party Trick!

In this film Hans asks the question — What percent of children get the basic vaccines? In our Global Ignorance Project we found that the majority of people in Sweden & US don’t know the fact that most children in the world get the basic vaccines. 



VIDEO: The role of vaccines in global health (2010)

(Source David Hager on Vimeo)

Hans Rosling gives a presentation on the role of vaccines in global health, that was held at the 3rd Northern European Conference on Travel Medicine (NECTM) in Hamburg on May 27th, 2010. Hans Rosling is working for International Health, Karolinska Institute, Medical University Stockholm, Sweden. He lectures about past and contemporary economic, social and environmental changes in the world.



Is measles vaccination the biggest unrecognized success in global health?

(Source Huffington Post 2013)

During an interview with CNN this week, Dr. Hans Rosling - iconic co-founder of Gapminder and professor of global health at the Karolinska Institutet - reflected on the state of vaccination in countries around the world.

“It’s a beautiful example of global collaboration, life-saving technology, the flagship of aid, and awareness among governments and parents in even the poorest countries - and it’s not known.”

Rosling was referring to the fact that a full 84 percent of the world’s one-year-olds are vaccinated against measles - yet American adults are woefully uninformed of this success.



(Source Gatesnotes via Youtube)
"Only by measuring we can cross the river of myths." - Hans Rosling. 

Hans Rosling shows how measurement reveals incredible progress in saving the lives of children in what were once labeled "developing countries." If the few countries that still have high child mortality rates can follow the path of Ethiopia, preventable child deaths may be history by 2030. We must continue to closely measure this progress.



VIDEO: Love and hate the graph on global vaccination against measles

(Source Gapminder via Youtube)

Here Rosling explains why he loves and hates this graph.


Video: Professor Hans Rosling: Immunisation trends and child survival - 2013
(Source GAVI via Youtube)


Professor Hans Rosling delivers a presentation highlighting trends in immunisation, vaccine development and child survival, during GAVI Alliance Mid-Term Review meeting, 30 October 2013.



Hans Rosling at the GAVI Partners' Forum

(Source Gavi 2012)

Professor Hans Rosling, co-founder of the Gapminder Foundation, doctor and professor of international health at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, presents "Immunisation and Development" at the Plenary Session Partners’ Forum in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. His presentation showed how GAVI’s mission to increase access to immunisation fits into a new way of looking at global poverty and population trends.

Using his trademark computerised graphs and information diagrams, with circles that swarm, swell and shrink like bacteria under a microscope, Dr Rosling this morning demonstrated that the eligibility criteria for GAVI support is unique in recognising a new world order no longer divided along traditional lines between developing and developed countries.

“I like GAVI because it is intellectually easier to understand why the line (for eligibility) is here,” said Dr Rosling, pointing to one of his trademark graphs. Read more

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