Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is holding its annual Scientific Day conference tomorrow at the Royal Society of Medicine in London. Many experts will present the research they carry out at MSF programmes around the world. The day is packed – 5 sessions, 20+ speakers, all available live on the web via video streaming (http://www.msf.org.uk/msf-scientific-day). Hans Rosling, co-founder of Gapminder (http://www.gapminder.org/) and MSF in Sweden and TED talks alumnus (http://www.ted.com/speakers/hans_rosling.html) will be giving the keynote address on the synergy and conflict between research and advocacy at 2PM BST/9AM EDT.
A few hours later, at 4PM BST/11AM EDT, I will be talking to Hans about his work and how it can help shape advocacy for global health (stay tuned on our community and social media - @ghdonline and https://www.facebook.com/globalhealthdelivery for details).
Have you used Gapminder or other data visualization tools? These can be powerful tools for advocacy but how can we best utilize them? Please let me know if you have questions for Hans. I look forward to this discussion.
Thank you, Gene
Gene Bukhman, MD, PhD
Director, Program in Global Non-Communicable Disease and Social Change
Harvard Medical School and Partners In Health