ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.
“I am excited to begin work as a Millennium Fellow and plan programs that would benefit the society around me and make the world a better place.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: DPHP
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DPHP) focuses on disease prevention and health promotion in the Staff of the Babcock group of schools: the staff school, the high school and the university. The aims of this project include:
To provide health education on how to prevent the preventable causes of ill-health and death in Nigeria.
For the participants to know the importance of routine health checks.
To make the participants see their health as a priority.
For the participants see spending money on their health and well-being as a great investment.
This project is going to be accomplished through a Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Week (DPHP Week) and Electronic Health Education Posters with emphasis on the need for screening for infectious diseases and immunization against infectious diseases. We plan to collaborate with the Community Medicine Department, the Nutrition and Dietetics Department, the Public and Allied Health Department, and the Medical Laboratory Department.
About the Millennium Fellow
Oreoluwa Fuwape is a penultimate year Medicine and Surgery student at Babcock University. She is an entrepreneur and fashion designer. She served as a Senator for the Babcock University Student's Association 2018/19 session where she served as a student representative and ensured the welfare of the students she represented. She is passionate about eradicating poverty in Nigeria, and she believes a key way to do so is through the provision of quality education to the youths who cannot afford it.
She is also passionate about public health and preventive medicine as she believes most of the morbidities and mortalities faced today are preventable with adequate health education and implementation. She has given several health talks on preventable diseases and is passionate about letting everyone know how to be as healthy as possible.