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Medical researcher

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.

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