Hans Rosling (1948-2017) “A voice of hope and statistical clarity"

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

On February 7, 2017,  Hans Rosling, Swedish statistician, academic,  and champion of global development and understanding, died after a year-long illness.

In 2006, Hans Rosling gave a TED talk that has been called “The best stats you’ve ever seen

This presentation rocketed Rosling to international fame as a great communicator of statistics and of data-driven decision making, especially in understanding global development.  

In one compelling demonstration after another, Hans Rosling would show how publicly available data from international statistical agencies could, and should, be used to understand the world in which we live.  His presentations were passionate, lively, and informative.   They often changed how people thought about global development and health issues.  Hans Rosling championed against ignorance.

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