Editors’ Pick: 4 TedTalks worth your time

This week a selection of 4 TedTalks that have been selected by the blog editors, Sinead, Henry and Jack, that reflect important topics currently relevant to Global Health. Happy watching.


3 reasons we still haven’t gotten rid of malaria

We’ve known how to cure malaria since the 1600s, so why does the disease still kill hundreds of thousands every year? It’s more than just a problem of medicine, says journalist Sonia Shah. A look into the history of malaria reveals three big-picture challenges to its eradication

The wireless future of medicine

Eric Topol says we’ll soon use our smartphones to monitor our vital signs and chronic conditions. At TEDMED, he highlights several of the most important wireless devices in medicine’s future — all helping to keep more of us out of hospital beds.

Sustainability, the reinvention of progress

Ed Gillespie has driven the creative direction of Futerra’s work since their foundation. He guards against green-wash while putting some fun and passion into sometimes complex messages.
His interesting career history includes working for the Natural History Film Unit, as a marine biologist in Australia, New Caledonia and Orkney and on environmental issues for Transport for London. 

Hans Rosling and Ola Rosling: How not to be ignorant about the world

How much do you know about the world? Hans Rosling, with his famous charts of global population, health and income data (and an extra-extra-long pointer), demonstrates that you have a high statistical chance of being quite wrong about what you think you know. Play along with his audience quiz — then, from Hans’ son Ola, learn 4 ways to quickly get less ignorant.

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