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 KOSISOCHUKWU MICHAEL UZOEGWU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of Nigeria | Nsukka, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9

" I am particularly very excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it is a great opportunity to work with like minded young fellows from different diverse cultures. I believe that good health and well-being is very important of every human and that is why I have made it a point of duty to ensure that it is achieved especially in Africa. "

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

Kosisochukwu Uzoegwu is a 3rd year student studying Food Science and Technology at the University of Nigeria in Nigeria and the founder of Know Your Genotype. He is also a Sickle Cell warrior and a young leader who is passionate about advancing the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. His passion for change has led him to tell stories on issues centered around genetic health conditions such as Sickle Cell to create awareness and also help less privileged people living with Sickle Cell Disease get adequate medical attention.

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