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 DADA OLUWABUNMI THERESA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Ilorin | Ilorin, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3
" I am excited to be a Millenium Fellow because many people especially poor people lack knowledge about how to promote their health and they lack access to basic health needs. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Community Health Foundation
Community Health Foundation is a not-for-profit organization geared toward identifying and proffering workable and sustainable solutions to the preventable causes of maternal and child mortality in Nigeria through community health needs survey, health advocacy, awareness campaigns, repurposing of traditional birth attendants, medical outreaches and volunteerisms. These activities are well in line with the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals especially goal 3 which is to “ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages”.
The overall goal of the project is to put mechanism in place to accelerate the decline of maternal and child mortality in Ilorin, Kwara state. Specific goals of this project are: to reach out to 200 pregnant & nursing women and 400 children under-5 in five different communities(within a year) in Ilorin, Kwara state with vital and life-saving health information; Assessing the prevailing threat to maternal and child health in the communities; Providing medical screening for common maternal and childhood diseases like malaria, diarrhoea, preeclampsia etc.
EXPECTED OUTCOMES: Greater than 50% decrease in occurrence of malaria in beneficiary communities, Greater than 70% decrease in reported cases of diarrheal diseases in beneficiaries, Reduced maternal mortality ratio to 70 per 100,000 live births/ <1%, Increased usage of the Primary health Centers for antenatal, delivery and postnatal care, Significant decrease in cases of malnutrition, Overall reduction in Infant Mortality Ratio and Under-5 Mortality Ratio.
PERFORMANCE INDICATOR: maternal mortality rate from PHCs, TBAs and CHEWs, infant mortality rate and under 5 mortality rate, reported cases of malaria, reported cases of diarrheal diseases or its epidemic, antenatal, delivery and postnatal care, maintenance, usage and sustainability of constructed projects.
STRATEGY: a)Educative:The foundation will hold a community sensitization and awareness campaigns focused on maternal and child health. The people will be educated on the diseases, how to prevent them and when to seek medical attention. B)Preventive: This includes registering mothers for health insurance & inculcating antenatal care habit, environmental sanitation, Water treatment, Mosquito nets and ORS distribution, distribution of delivery pack, Covering of latrines, etc c)Interventive:Our intervention will be all round: diagnosing and offering free treatment for certain illnesses e.g malaria, ensuring the community members are equipped with adequate health information while also offering referral and counselling services.
About the Millennium Fellow
Dada Oluwabunmi Theresa is a Nigerian and a 4th year student of College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. She likes helping others and wishes to make positive contribution to the world.