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 GRACE BABIRYE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Makerere University | Kampala, Uganda | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9
" I am so thrilled to be part of the Millennium Fellowship class of 2020 because it gives me a tremendous opportunity to build a community with fellows on my campus, make the united Nations sustainable development goals a reality in my community by giving back to my community through health care and innovation, things that am so passionate about. This gives me the chance to interact with great minds, build my social network and also enlighten and improve my innovativeness, creativity and problem solving skills. I am looking forward to an unremarkable experience in this period. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: askTheDoctor
The project is an sms platform called askTheDoctor. This allows for medical consultations, lab tests, ordering and buying of medicine using sms service. In case someone gets sick in this quarantine period, they can explain the symptoms they are having in an sms which they send to the platform and the doctor will be able to tell which kind of sickness it could be, in case someone wants to take a lab test, the lab sample will be picked up by our service men and it will be taken to the lab for testing and the results will be given to the patient, followed by right administration of the appropriate treatment. The motivation behind the idea is the fact that there are few medical personnels in the remote areas of the country and the few available actually do not want to administer treatment to any one in this period because they assume that any sickness at the moment could be covid-19 disease, which puts the patients life at a risk because other sicknesses still exist.
About the Millennium Fellow
Grace Babirye is a passionate software engineer, with an innate love for writing code to solve complex issues. She is adaptive and receptive to learning, mostly fascinated by innovation and creativity.
Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears and never regrets.