Videos

Hans Rosling explains a very common misunderstanding about the world: That saving the poor children leads to overpopulation. Not only is it not right, it’s the other way around!

The world might not be as bad as you might believe! Don’t Panic – is a one-hour long documentary produced by Wingspan Productions and broadcasted on BBC on the 7th of November 2013. The visualizations are based on original graphics and stories by Gapminder and the underlaying data-sources are listed here. Hans’s — “All time favorite graph”, is Read more …


Hans Rosling is debunking the River of Myths about the developing world. By measuring the progress in the once labeled “developing countries”, preventable child mortality can be history by the year 2030.

Instead of studying history one year at the university, you can watch this video for less than five minutes.


Explaining the global vaccination programs is NOT a party-killer! It’s a Party Trick! About This is Party Trick #1 in a series of Demographic Party Tricks, produced by the Gapminder Foundation: A Swedish Non-Profit promoting a fact-based worldview. In this film Hans asks the question — What percent of children get the basic vaccines? In Read more …

Is there a relation between religion, sex and the number of babies per woman?

What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine.

Hans Rosling uses Gapminder bubbles in CNN Global Public Square to show US converge with other countries.

The Joy of Stats
December 25, 2010

A one-hour documentary broadcast by BBC, where Hans Rosling says there’s nothing boring about stats, and then goes on to prove it.

Many countries are making good progress towards MDG4 and it’s time to stop talking about Sub-Saharan Africa as one place.

Hans Rosling explains why ending poverty is crucial to stop population growth.

A 55-minute documentary about Hans Rosling’s life & thoughts.

From a talk by Hans Rosling at the Prince Mahidol Award conference 2010. Produced by health metric network.

Hans Rosling predicts the exact date India and China will have the same income per person as the US.

The Internet community Reddit.com got to ask questions to Hans Rosling. Here is his answers.

TED-talk at the US State Department. Global trends over 200 years, the development of HIV/AIDS and how China is catching up.

United Kingdom was a leading nation of the world. See UK’s  journey to present time and how China is closing in.

25 years of the HIV epidemic in easily understood graphics. Showing the big differences within Africa.

Media hype and neglect, on two killer diseases.

Human Rights & Democracy data correlates poorly with progress in Health and Wealth.

200 years of history in 4.5 minutes. Let Hans Rosling guide you through the developments of the last two centuries.

Iceland towards gender equity in lung cancer.

Prostate cancer, most common in the US. Overdiagnosis or not?

Breast Cancer increases with income, but so does the chances of saving women with cancer.

Vaccination, but not high-income, can prevent liver cancer.

Higher income increases, but could also help cure colon cancer!

Stomach cancer, highest in middle income countries.

Cervical Cancer can be prevented and treated. Today it is most common among women in low-income countries.

Is Shanghai healthier than New York? And how do Washington D.C. and Mumbai rank?

Yes they can!
February 16, 2009

Swedish students say: “They can never live like us”. It is time to rethink!

Poor beat rich in MDG race
February 16, 2009

Bangladesh, Brazil, and Egypt reduce child mortality faster than Sweden ever did!

Global Health in a new world. (Från Svenska Läkaresällskapets 200-årsjubileum.)

The presentation at the TED-conference in 2006, seen by millions over the internet.

Hans Rosling’s 2007 TED-speech makes the seemingly impossible possible.

Reducing Child Mortality
November 6, 2008

Nearly 10 million children under five die every year. How can child mortality be cut by two thirds by 2015?

Chimpanzees know better?
October 16, 2008

A lecture from Google Zeitgeist 2007. Hans Rosling uses Gapminder World to shed light on differences in the way we live.

A Slum Insight
April 14, 2008

The urbanization will continue but can slum be made history?

In swedish: Kan schimpanser bättre? Gör det mest grundläggande testet i Global Hälsa!

Carbon dioxide (Energy)
January 24, 2008

CO2 emissions in USA and China compared. How to produce electricity cheaper than from coal.

Public services
January 17, 2008

To have a fair chance in life, everyone needs public services. Good information is needed in order to provide good public service.

What’s the difference between Chile, Cuba and the USA?

OIL, HIV, CO2, USD. – Four topics, four acronyms. Full lecture with Hans Rosling from 2008.

Bangladesh Miracle
October 26, 2007

Have you heard about the miracle that has happened in Bangladesh? – Watch the video to find out.

Globalization
October 24, 2007

The eradication of poverty is within human range.

Human Development Trends
October 13, 2007

Human Development from 1960 to 2001.

In focus: Life Expectancy and Income

Urbanization
September 17, 2007

The urban challenge.

Hans Rosling shows the last 40 years of development of urbanization.

300 years of Swedish history.

How economic growth, public health and sexual rights have changed.