Dr Dan Youkee
Acting Country Director, King’s Sierra Leone Partnership
Office: King’s Sierra Leone Partnership, Connaught Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Dan Youkee is an Emergency Medicine doctor graduating from Newcastle University. He holds a Masters in Public Health and Emergency Humanitarian Assistance (University of Manchester 2010) and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Mahidol Unviersity 2014).
Dan started his career in global health working for the Malta Migrant Health Unit, supporting access to health care and developing public health interventions for refugees crossing the Mediterranean. He continued work in refugee health, as medical coordinator for Northern Greece for médecins du monde during the Syrian refugee crisis. He has worked with International Organisation of Migration supporting Karen and Rohingya populations in Myanmar.
Dan joined the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in 2014 as Ebola Holding Units Coordinator, developing and overseeing the Ebola Holding Units Model which isolated and cared for over 1100 Ebola patients approximately 40% of all cases in the capital Freetown. He now works as the clinical lead and acting country director for the partnership as it continues to deliver health system change in Sierra Leone.
His current research interests are operational research and implementation science in low income settings, clinical parameters for sepsis identification and prognosis, health partnerships for system change in LICs and research capacity.