February 8, 2017

Water as the driving force for development and health benefits?

HealthSociety

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. Learn more: http://www.iwa-network.org/news/keynote-speaker-hans-rosling/

Rui Veras

Communications Officer
Rui is a communications professional trained as a political scientist with a focus in international relations and global environmental governance. As a perception strategist he is keen on sustainable social evolution. He has developed his career in t... Read full biography