Rosling began his wide-ranging career as a physician, spending many years in rural Africa tracking a rare paralytic disease (which he named konzo) and discovering its cause: hunger and badly processed cassava. He cofounded Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) Sweden, wrote a textbook on global health, and initiated key international research collaborations as a professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.
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