ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations.  80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. 

UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT CHRISTIANAH DOYIN JEGEDE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of Ibadan | Ibadan, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 4

" This fellowship offers me an unrivalled opportunity to be empowered in the quest to make a change in the status quo that reigns in the Nigerian nursing profession. Working on Climate change, Nigerian nurses can further move from the traditional procedural tasks to scientifically considering the environmental determinants of health using low-cost technologies. Healthy people require healthy environments. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: The GalesActGreen

The GalesActGreen is the first Nigerian nurse-led initiative that seeks to systematically nurture a generation of climate-aware Nigerian nurses and nursing students who contribute to the reduction in clinical presentation of climate change-related diseases by creating an online platform that connects and supports budding environmental activists in the Nigerian nursing profession; organizing educational events on environmental health; and conducting climate change & health research By December 2020, we hope to have conducted four webinars on climate change & health issues; have 500 Nigerian nurses and nursing students in our network of environmental activism, and conduct one climate & health research.

About the Millennium Fellow

Christianah Jegede, a fifth year nursing student at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, is a strong advocate for SDGs 3 & 13 who understands the relationship between planetary and human health. Hence, pioneering the first movement to involve the Nigerian nursing profession in environmental activism.

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