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 OGOCHUKWU PRINCESS ESENWA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Lagos College of Medicine | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3
" The mortality rate keeps increasing and more people keep dying from preventable diseases, and this has really sparked an interest in me,as I lost a friend years ago to one of these. I am thrilled to be given this opportunity.I believe this will help me reach more people thereby enhancing Good health in them in several ways, one of which is through Proper Health Education and Awareness. I am excited about being a Millennium Fellow because I believe it will provide a platform for me to meet young people with similar interest. By interacting with them, I would learn what they have done,their successes, and mistakes. It will teach me team work and also an experience in carrying out a projects subsequently. "
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
Esenwa, Ogochukwu Princess is a dental student at the college of medicine, University of Lagos. She attended Federal Government College Ijanikin Lagos where she obtained her WAEC certificate. She has a passion for Improving healthcare services and delivery. This caused her to broaden her knowledge by taking courses such as Improving Global Health by Harvard Edx, Leadership and Programme Management in Infection,Prevention and Control from World Health Organisation. Project Management from the University of Washington amongst other courses.
She has been involved in outreaches,as a volunteer in the past few years such as the Neo Child Initiative, Utmost Caring World,to mention a few. She believes that everyone deserves good health and access to appropriate healthcare services. She is driven towards educating the public on ways to maintain a good health and also improving healthcare systems.