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 805 Millennium Fellows.
During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 96,705 hours and their 422 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 564,366 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT RHEA VERMA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9
Millennium Fellowship Project: Small Steps Towards Medical Relief
The Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) aims to provide access to medical care for underprivileged and medically under served families. Along with sending volunteers to nine project sites to support families in receiving proper care, they enable people to help these communities from home. Chapters of FIMRC can "Adopt-a-Project", or raise money for micro projects at these sites, such as getting new clinical supplies or a new refrigerator generator. Although these projects seem to be minor in scale, they can allow for considerable progress toward getting proper healthcare access. Throughout this fellowship, the FIMRC chapter at Pitt would like to raise enough funds for at least 3 micro projects. In addition, FIMRC plans to volunteer in local elementary schools to teach young kids about techniques to stay healthy, such as properly washing their hands.
About the Millennium Fellow
Rhea Verma is a second year bioinformatics student at the University of Pittsburgh. She is passionate about helping isolated and disadvantaged societies obtain proper healthcare, and is currently involved in research about how technology can be further integrated into medical systems to expand the outreach of quality care.