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.
University of Lagos College of Medicine | 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: 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
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.