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 CHISOMEBI MELVINA UZOKWE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Lagos College of Medicine | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I get to interact with young, vibrant, like-minded individuals who just want to make some positive impact in their own little way. I believe that health is a very vital part of our lives and our society at large. It is a fundamental human right and should be treated as such and what better way to start introducing the hygiene culture than to the younger generation. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Health Alert
Project Health Alert is an initiative that started by a group of Millennium Fellows of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria. The project aims at promoting the Sustainable Development Goal 3, by raising awareness on a number of health disparities which include:
1. Awareness on oral health and the importance of good hygiene.
2. Awareness on the importance of voluntary blood donation.
3. Awareness on the preventable causes of blindness.
4. Awareness on cervical cancer, including health education on childbirth preparedness and complication readiness
5. Awareness on the importance of proper nutrition.
Project Health Alert also focuses on educating the general public on how to prevent and manage these issues, in order to ensure a healthy population. During the course of the fellowship, we hope to reach out to about 500 individuals directly and over 1000 indirectly. We intend to achieve this by leveraging on social media platforms available to us, as well as partner with organisations and NGOs in order to have a wider coverage.
About the Millennium Fellow
UZOKWE, Chisomebi Melvina is a 5th year Medical student of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos. She is interested in social development and has been involved in volunteering over the years for events/initiatives both organised by school and outside. She is a hard worker and has some leadership experience having served in various capacities. She hopes to become a renowned physician in the nearest future, who would help alleviate her country's health situation.