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Hans Gosta Rosling

Hans Gosta Rosling, Swedish medical researcher. Achievements include extensive toxico-nutritional epidemiological studies in Africa identifying a new motor neuron disease named konzo; research in the role of the cyanogenesis of the staple crop cassava in African food and farming systems; development of under- and post-graduate courses in global health development.

Background

  • Rosling, Hans Gosta was born on July 27, 1948 in Uppsala, Sweden. Son of Gosta and Britta (Johansson) Rosling.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, Uppsala University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Uppsala University, 1986.

    Career

    • Senior lecturer in health care in developing countries Uppsala University, 1983-1996. Senior lecturer in international health Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 1996-1997, professor in international health Sweden, since 1997. Chairman Karolinska International Research & Training Committee, since 1999.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include extensive toxico-nutritional epidemiological studies in Africa identifying a new motor neuron disease named konzo. Research in the role of the cyanogenesis of the staple crop cassava in African food and farming systems. Development of under- and post-graduate courses in global health development.

    Connections

    • Married Agneta Rosling. Children: Anna, Ola, Magnus.
    • father: Gosta Rosling
    • mother: Britta (Johansson) Rosling
    • spouse: Agneta Rosling
    • children: Anna Rosling
    • Ola Rosling
    • Magnus Rosling
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    Born July 27, 1948
    (age 69)
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    • 1974
      Uppsala University
    • 1986
      Uppsala University
    • 1983 - 1996
      Senior, lecturer in health care in developing countries Uppsala University
    • 1996 - 1997
      senior, lecturer in international health Karolinska Institute
      Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
    • 1999
      chairman, Karolinska International Research & Training Committee