CNN's Richard Quest speaks to the U.N Under-Secretary-General Kandeh Yumkella about the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.
Kandeh Yumkella - Al Jazeera Interview - Washington, DC October 10 2014
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.
His remit as an international diplomat doesn’t usually include public health issues. But as a Sierra Leonean he is very concerned about the pace of the international response to the Ebola epidemic which is quickly becoming a global crisis. This is why in three consecutive days, KKY has appeared on three major International news channels (CNN, SKY News, Aljazeera) appealing to the international community to do more to help contain the spread of Ebola, and urged countries not to shut their borders.
Becky spoke to U.N. Under Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy, Kandeh Yumkella. His remit as an international diplomat doesn't usually include public health issues. But he's from Sierra Leone and he's very concerned about the pace of the international response to the Ebola epidemic which is quickly becoming a global crisis.
A Sierra Leonean philanthropist who is on international duties at the United Nations, Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella,has donated a total of 1,275 bags of 25kg rice to quarantined homes in the 12 districts of Sierra Leone. The donation was done at the Datsun Garage at Bai Bureh Road at Kissy, in the east end of Freetown on Friday.
One More Death Of Hunger Is Just Too Much...
In attempting to meet the continued food appeal drive to minimize hunger and starvation especially to our mostly deprived people in the Ebola epidemic areas, The Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella Movement has broaden its outreach and philanthropic activities around the country by ensuring that every District this time around benefits from its modest distribution.
Kandeh K. Yumkella, United Nations Under-Secretary-General, shares his thoughts on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), reminds us of our shared responsibilities, lessons to be learnt going forward and prays for a speedy return to normalcy.
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Kandeh K. Yumkella Give Back Initiative (GBI)
"From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked."
On my last post, I highlighted Dr. Yumkella and his wife Philo mobilized over a ONE MILLION DOLLARS ($1,000,000.00) of medicines for Catholic Relief and Caritas Sierra Leone and Liberia to provide relief for the medical institutions after the brutal wars.