Hans Rosling – The History of Wealth and Health in Tunisia and Algeria since Independence


let me tell you the history of tunisia
and algeria in just two minutes using this graphics these two bubbles are the two countries
here i show the income per person in dollar, in purchasing power parity
dollars one thousand dollar per person
ten thousand, it means rich this direction poor this direction and here i show the health of the
population, the length of life forty years, sixty years, eighty years
1956 both tunisia and algeria were poor and sick in this
corner, let’s see what happened after independence, here we go i start time and
you can see how tunisia start to get healthier, this was the war of
independence in algeria but then algeria follows towards a healthier life and algeria is a little richer than tunisia but here tunisia is doing a fine in health and algeria is following, algeria is starting
to sell more oil but not getting so much richer, these are the
tragic decades of civil war in algeria when tunisia improves a little in
the economy and gets much healthier than the algerians
but now of the algerians start to follow into the future and the
economic growth is going on in the country is not too fast and there they are today an amazing twin journey of the two countries now going into the future let me compare these two neighboring
countries with the rest of the world i will shown that the bubbles for the rest of the world and there are some companies in west europe, north america, the
colors of the countries show where they are situated these are the richest countries, forty
thousand dollars, they live eighty years, down here are the poorest countries
in africa and this is afghanistan look tunisia at independence was as poor and as sick as
people are in the tragedy of afghanistan today, what an amazing improvement tunisia and algeria have done reaching this high health level but not so amazing economic growth who are the neighbors today well of course the big bubble here
is china Tunisia is like the average of China and the ones ahead of Tunisia is
Thailand it’s Peru and it’s Turkey you are just a little bit behind Turkey and you can follow into the future but be careful be careful here because these are the
average for countries, the best of one-fifth of the population in tunisia
they live up here the live a long life and they are
quite rich i’ve seen it on the streets in tunis and the poorest one-fifth of the population are down
here at the india level so the inequity within the country is
almost as big as thirty, forty years of the journey of the country diminishing equity at the same time as your increase economic growth that’s what China have done that is what
Turkey is doing this will bring you into the future good luck

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