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 NELSON CHINAZOR AKPOFE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Nigeria | Nsukka, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because this is an opportunity to reach out and motivate teenagers and youngsters who lives with sickle cell anaemia through our initiative "Ralwithae" which was set up to inspire and educate young survivors of sickle cell anaemia on ways to care for themselves and live a healthy and happy life. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Health above all
Project Health for all seeks to address health issues beginning first in both University of Nigeria campuses (UNN and UNEC). This initative seeks to enlighten the students and the public on the need to donate blood voluntarily. It also seeks to build blood banks in both campuses and research on how to get solutions to power issues which is a challenge in building blood banks.
In addition, students at the University of Nigeria Nsukka and Enugu campuses are entitled to free medical treatment because of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). However, one needs to go through rigorous processes before one can access this free medical treatment. As a result of this, many students have resulted to self medication which can lead to drug abuse. Project health for all seeks to also address this problem by making the process easier. For decades, the process have been done manually. This had to change because of the ever growing population of students as well as advancement in Technology. Manual registration is no longer feasible. The Millennium Fellows at University of Nigeria want to make this process easier by introducing Technology and innovation in this process by digitalizing the process of enrolling to health insurance.
About the Millennium Fellow
Akpofe Nelson is a creative fellow and full of passion. He is someone who puts himself out there for the people he loves and the people who need his help. He is a student of the University of Nigeria studying English and literally studies. He also have a delivery service running in the eastern part of Nigeria. He is passionate about educating sickle cell survivors in his community.