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 ODINAKA KINGSLEY OBETA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Jos | Jos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9
" Becoming a Millennium Fellow is just a wonderful thing because I now have the opportunity to connect with so many other young people who are also doing incredible things in their various communities and are passionate about solving problems in their society. Here in Plateau state Nigeria carrying out a public health intervention project comes with its own challenges and benefits, I look forward to learning from the projects of other fellows in other parts of the world particularly interested in their challenges, successes and every other detail about their works. I'm excited already!
Millennium Fellowship Project: BLOCK MALARIA PROJECT
Malaria is a life threatening disease caused by the bite of an infected female anopheles mosquito, this disease according to world health organization report in 2019 leads to the death of a child every two minutes. Nigeria and sub-saharan Africa at large face a big threat as a result of malaria, Block Malaria Project is a malaria intervention project geared towards enhancing the sensitization of malaria in the 36states of Nigeria before the year 2030. The project is focused on SDG3, SDG6, SDG17 and UNAI 9. Through the Block Malaria Project,553 secondary school students from eight secondary schools in two different local government areas (Jos North and Bokkos LGA) of plateau were educated on the preventive approach towards combating malaria and yellow fever. Through the project 371 residents of Jenta Mangoro community of Jos North LGA were also tested for malaria and those whose results were positive were given antimalarial drugs for treatment.
About the Millennium Fellow
Odinaka Kingsley Obeta is final year student of medical laboratory sciences currently studying at the prestigious university of Jos,he is a multiple award winning social worker with high interest in the field of public health,youth development and policy making.His passion towards ensuring a malaria free Africa is second to none hence his Block Malaria Project. Over the years,he has volunteered for over 20 different developmental projects cutting across policy making,health outreaches,youth development and has ever since developed the passion for solving community health problems amongst others.