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 PENNINAH IRUNGU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Kenyatta University | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9
" I am excited to be part of the Millennium Fellowship program because it gives me a platform to touch lives of many people in need at my young age. As a medical student, I am very passionate about comprehensive patient care and I feel that through this fellowship I can offer support to less fortunate patients to be able to lead normal lives even with long term illnesses. I look forward to working with other fellows and learn form them as we make the world a better place. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: The Aftercare Initiative
The Aftercare Project aims is targeted at individuals in the community with Noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease, hypertension and seeks to improve the follow-up management after they have been discharged from hospital as many such patients in my country are not able to access this care. The Aftercare Project seeks to create a database on which patients with various conditions may register their contact details according to their conditions and and which is then used to schedule appointments and regularly contact patients for follow up on their conditions.
This database will seek to register 20 new patients weekly from a local hospital and in the course of 3 months, accumulate a register of upto 250 individuals who can be helped with the follow up and management of their conditions.
About the Millennium Fellow
Penninah Irungu is a fourth year medical student at the Kenyatta University. She is known to be compassionate and empathetic to those in need and always seeks to offer a helping hand wherever she can.
She strongly advocates for inclusive leadership, which is important for new and effective ways of making positive change.