Kandeh Yumkella Interview - Energy's Role In Fighting Ebola

Q&A with Kandeh K. Yumkella, UN undersecretary-general for Sustainable Energy for All and chairman of UN-Energy, and formerly minister for trade in Sierra Leone’s government, about what action Sierra Leone should take to improve its response capacity and health infrastructure.

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He explains how poor energy infrastructure has affected Sierra Leone’s ability to provide emergency healthcare during the Ebola outbreak. And he explains why investing in science, technology and a robust research sector is crucial to enabling Sierra Leone to move beyond “quick fixes”, towards a long-term public health strategy built on rigorous analysis of the country’s health and infrastructure needs.