President Condé highlights challenges facing Guinea
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Posted on: 13th July 2015
Speaking in New York at an event moderated by Jeffrey Sachs last week, President Condé gave an insight into the challenges facing Guinea as it seeks to end the Ebola epidemic and outlined the government's plans for recovery.
Addressing an audience of people from the philanthropic sector, he explained that their focus must now shift to also supporting the country's recovery, particualrly the social sector, and ensuring that this leads to improvements in the lives of the many Guineans who still live in poverty.
"Beyond the terrible human tragedy, Ebola also interrupted the upward political, social and economic trajectory of our country after decades of political turmoil and misrule…It is time we call up all efforts to rebuild our social sectors, in particular our health, sanitation and education sectors."
Ebola has threatened social systems that were already vulnerable. That’s why we need to invest massively in these social sectors to achieve resilience against potential future epidemics and to build the human capital necessary for our socio-economic development.
President Alpha Conde
The work described here was carried out by the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative, it is now being continued by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.