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Gapminder
01/10/2017 at 10:34. Facebook
Over the last 200 years, Extreme Poverty went from being "the global default" to becoming a "global exception". In the future, the last billion to get out of extreme poverty will mainly be living in Fragile States. The fight to end global poverty will therefor be a fight for peace and stability.
Presented here: [ Buff.ly Link ]
by Gapminder's Public Educator Helena Nordenstedt.
Gapminder
12/22/2016. Facebook
MISLEADING worldviews can be constructed from CORRECT facts
Gapminder
12/21/2016. Facebook
Over the last 200 years, Extreme Poverty went from being "the global default" to becoming a "global exception". In the future, the last billion to get out of extreme poverty will mainly be living in Fragile States. The fight to end global poverty will therefor be a fight for peace and stability.
Presented in this video by Gapminder's Public Educator Helena Nordenstedt.

#GUhealth16 Helena Nordenstedt: "People living in extreme poverty has decreased"

Clip from #GUhealth16 conference: Helena Nordenstedt, Assistant Professor in Global Health, Karolinska Institutet holds a presentation at the conference "Glo...

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Gapminder
12/21/2016. Facebook
Ipsos Mori surveyed people in 40 countries on issues ranging from attitudes to homosexuality to numbers of Muslims, and found the gulf between perception and reality is often huge. Our quiz lets you see if you can do any better

The perception gap: how well do you know your country? Take our quiz

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Gapminder
12/20/2016. Facebook
Remember: Country averages hide huge internal differences!
Gapminder
12/19/2016. Facebook
People think its their culture that determines how they live their lives. But on the same income level, storage of medication looks pretty similar across cultures. In these homes in Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Haiti, all medication fit in small containers such as a cup, a bucket and a plastic bag.
See more medication on Dollar Street: [ Buff.ly Link ]
Gapminder
12/18/2016. Facebook
The poorest Billion have modern pain killers. It doesn´t matter what country they live in.
See more medication on Dollar Street: [ Buff.ly Link ]
Gapminder
12/17/2016. Facebook
People think culture determines how we organise our lives. But these medicine cabinets in France, Mexico and Lebanon looks pretty similar.
#medication #dollarstreet
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Gapminder
12/17/2016. Facebook
People think culture determines how we organise our lives. But when we look at medication on Dollar Street, income seems to be more important than culture.
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Gapminder
12/16/2016. Facebook
Today we are happy to publish a new category on Dollar Street: Medication. Its not culture but income that determines what medication you store at home. [ Buff.ly Link ]
Gapminder
12/15/2016. Facebook
A FRESH WORLDVIEW TO GIVE AWAY

For the holidays, we have prepared an updated version of our beloved bubbles with new numbers for Life Expectancy, so that you can give away a fresh worldview to your loved ones. Print this PDF [ Goo.gl Link ] on a large paper, like a poster. Wrap it and write a beautiful gift card saying:

Here’s a fresh worldview for you [ THEIR NAME ] ! Look: There are not...
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Gapminder
12/15/2016. Facebook
Beware: Science education is no defence against global misconceptions. Today, the readers of science journal Nature got beaten by chimpanzees in our knowledge poll. They are just as ignorant as everyone else; not about science of course, but about contemporary global development. Read the article and take the quiz:

Three minutes with Hans Rosling will change your mind about the world

nature.com
Gapminder
10/25/2016. Facebook
Don´t miss Business Insider amazing use of Dollar Street to show how most people live. [ Buff.ly Link ]
Gapminder
10/24/2016. Facebook
Gapminders love celebrating the Spirit of Official Statistics!
Come to Abu Dhabi on Dec. 6. and listen to Ola & Ola.
Submit papers before October 31 here [ Buff.ly Link ]
Gapminder
10/20/2016. Facebook
Today is World Statistics Day, October 20!

Our Fact-based worldview started south of Bagdad.

Eight hundred and one years after the birth of Jesus, another child was born, by a much richer family 170 kilometers south of Bagdad, in Kufa. He was given a much longer name: Abu Yūsuf Yaʻqūb ibn ʼIsḥāq aṣ-Ṣabbāḥ al-Kindī.

English Wikipedia just calls him “al-Kindi”.

In the beautiful world of...
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Gapminder
10/20/2016. Facebook
Imagine all teeth in the world were rearranged and sorted by monthly income. The poorest tooth to the left. The richest tooth to the right. :) — Smile! You're on Dollar Street: [ Is.gd Link ]
Gapminder
10/18/2016. Facebook
Now Dollar Street is live!

Imagine the world as a street. All houses are lined up by income, the poor living to the left and the rich to the right. Everybody else somewhere in between. Where would you live? Would your life look different than your neighbours’ from other parts of the world, who share the same income level? Dollar Street lets you find out. Welcome!

Our goal with Dollar Street...
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Gapminder
10/14/2016. Facebook
There is a need for fact checking within global health to guide the right prioritization of aid money - Helena Nordenstedt, Gapminder's Public Educator.

Hans Rosling slams false UN 'post-fact era' stats

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Gapminder
10/11/2016. Facebook
Our Socio-Economic World Map is up to date!
The new Gapminder World poster shows fresh data for Life Expectancy and Income of all countries for 2015. Here is the pdf file: [ Buff.ly Link ]

All you Gapminders out there, fighting misconceptions on a daily basis: Print it out. Nail it on the wall next to the World Map, and show all your friends that THERE ARE NOT TWO GROUPS OF COUNTRIES! There...
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Gapminder
10/05/2016. Facebook
It's world teacher's day! Check out our blog to see what is keeping kids out of school (it's not gender).

What is keeping kids out of school? It’s not gender.

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