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 OYINDAMOLA OLAWUNMI IGE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
CMUL | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3
" I'm excited to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because it's a great opportunity for me to work with and learn from like minded young leaders from all over the world. I believe that access to quality healthcare is a basic human right, so I'm thrilled to be carrying out a project to further the advancement of that cause and to bring positive impact in my community. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: 500 Lives Initiative
The 500 Lives Initiative aims to reform blood donation services in Nigeria by ensuring the constant availability of blood in healthcare facilities. We achieve this by leveraging on social media to raise awareness on the importance of voluntary blood donation, also organising regular blood drives which has led to the generation of about 1000 pints of blood in the past.
During the course of the fellowship, we hope to educate about 500 individuals directly and over 1000 indirectly on the importance of voluntary blood donation, get at least 400 out of these individuals to sign up to become voluntary blood donors and have at least 300 people go to health facilities to donate blood without remuneration. Follow up will be done to ensure the target is reached and henceforth, they will be sent reminders every 4 months to ensure they donate regularly. The success of this project will be measured by liaising with the recipient blood bank to get records.
About the Millennium Fellow
Oyindamola Ige is a final year medical student at the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She is a young leader and a public health enthusiast who is passionate about eliminating the socio-economic disparities that exist in healthcare systems. She is the founder of "Project Ilera" a non-profit, volunteer driven organisation committed to strengthening the healthcare systems of underserved communities in Nigeria through policy advocacy, social research and outreach projects. Oyindamola is the Project Director of the 500 Lives Initiative and the Editor of the monthly maternal and child health bulletin of the Rotaract District 9110, Nigeria.