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 be a Millenium fellow because I believe this fellowship will provide me the opportunity to network and connect with like-minded youths all over the world who are rolling up their sleeves to make the world a better place. I envisage that this fellowship will offer me world-class training that would hone my skills and equip me and other fellows in my community with the necessary expertise needed to take concrete and collective action on our various social impact goals.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Medical students Against Abuse of Drugs (MAAD)
Project MAAD is an initiative organized by the cohort of Millennium Fellows of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria. The project aims at stirring conversation and proffering solutions to the abuse of drugs with a focus on the students of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos and Secondary School students. The abuse herein covers both the use of hard substances as well as the misuse of legal drugs and its repercussions. The cohort aims to achieve the following goals during the Millennium Fellowship:
Creating awareness on the menace and repercussions of abuse on drugs especially as it pertains to students.
Understanding the causes/predisposing factors to abuse of drugs by the students.
Ensuring the 3,000+ strong population of the college and about 1,000 students of select secondary schools have access to counseling services & current information on drug abuse and ways to curb it.
Getting the involvement of the college authorities and government in providing active solutions to this drug abuse menace.
About the Millennium Fellow
Nsofor Rosemary Chisom is an undergraduate student in her penultimate year at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria where she is currently in pursuit of a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree.
She is very passionate about promoting the holistic health and wellbeing of individuals both in hospital and community settings. She has extensive knowledge of the human body and medical solutions through extracurricular study as well as an extensive experience in a hospital setting by virtue of her medical training.
She has a major interest in global health diplomacy especially on issues pertaining to mental health as there is a need to improve universal health coverage for mental disorders in order to help curb the increasing morbidity and mortality accruing from mental disorders. Upon completion of her medical education, she hopes to pursue a residency in psychiatry as well as obtain a master’s degree in public health.