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 SAMANTHA SERNA FERNANDEZ, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Universidad de Monterrey | Monterrey, Mexico | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6
" I am so thrilled to be part of the Millennium Fellowship class 2020 because it is an amazing opportunity to learn so many things from people all around the world and to be able to apply the knowledge in my future profession to make a change in Mexico. I believe that there is still a lot of work that could be done to improve the health and well-being in all the world and to be able to contribute to achieve a free and complete access to health is everything I could ever ask for. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Healing with prevention
How are we supposed to achieve a world in which there is a complete health and well-being by focusing only on treating the diseases that are already affecting the society? That is why Healing with prevention was born. We believe that to be able to achieve complete health and well-being in all our communities the prevention and education are the key.
Healing with prevention has the goal of health promotion within the society by educating people in important public health topics, such as: mental health, healthy lifestyle and non-communicable diseases, and communicable diseases, among others. We have already started to work with some communities and students in different activities, like: webinars, workshops and infographics. Our goal is to have an impact of at least 2,500 persons during a 6 month period with our different activities.
About the Millennium Fellow
Samantha Serna Fernández, is a 20-year-old who is in her third year of college. She´s currently studying a Medical degree at the University of Monterrey. During high school, she represented Mexico in the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair, with a project about a food supplement that could help reduce LDL cholesterol. As of right now, she is the Local Public Officer of the Standing committee of public health at college. In which she oversees events to promote public health in the communities around the city. One of her goals in life is to advocate for health policies in her country so that every citizen has a free and complete access to health services.