• extreme poverty

Keynote address: WASH as a driving force for eliminating extreme poverty

Organization IWA
Author Hans Rosling
Year 2014
Topics Water & Health, Water & society
Level of action Water-wise communities


The keynote session of Hans Rosling – Professor International Health, Karolinska Institute and Chairman, Gapminder Foundation, delivered a fact-based worldview of humanity. Setting the stage for a week of discussions at the world leading event in the water sector, The World Water Congress & Exhibition 2014.

As a young doctor working in Mozambique, Hans Rosling discovered the paralytic disease that his research team named ‘Konzo’. For the next 20 years, Hans studied global health and the links between health, economic development, agriculture and poverty. He has advised the World Health Organization and UNICEF, and co-founded Médecins Sans Frontières in Sweden and Gapminder Foundation.