Shouldn’t we today be thinking of how do we ensure that when the next pandemic hits, we’ll be able to tackle it professionally, be able to research it, look for treatment, and be ready next time it comes around. I think on Ebola we have failed that test.

Watch a clip of Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations, addressing the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2015 in Davos above, and catch up with his full session on the response to future epidemics, here.

Image: Kofi Annan, Chairman, Kofi Annan Foundation, Switzerland; Secretary-General, United Nations (1997-2006) is captured during the Open Forum ‘Pandemics: Whose Problem?’ during the Annual Meeting 2015 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 22, 2015. WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM/swiss-image.ch/Photo Jolanda Flubacher