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 DENNIS NICK MAINGI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Nairobi | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6
" It is extremely exciting to get this once in a lifetime opportunity. Its a great chance to position yourself at a place to make great impact in the community around me. Growing up in Kenya Africa, we have always had this vast belief that we are the next frontier. However, childhood mortality and morbidity leads to loss of great potential at a young age and this vastly affects our chances. I believe this chance to work with similar minded people will grant me skills to make measurable impact on my immediate community. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Ventilators for All
One of the biggest causes of under 5 mortality in our country is pneumonia. While treatable by and large, the one asset missing in most cases is supportive ventilators that can vastly reduce mortality according to evidence based research. This is especially seen at our main referral hospital where the oxygen ports are stretched beyond capacity and thus indirectly causing death to a vulnerable population. "Ventilators for All" is a project that brings in key stake holders in the medical field to provide large scale ventilators that can be shared by multiple users and hence provide a needed resource. This will be done by having a huge social media presence in both Twitter and Instagram that will highlight the plight of individual cases like how the Jimmy fund worked in the united states for cancer. The project targets 1,000 page interactions per week on every social media platform. The other facet will be approaching organisations through their corporate social responsibility schemes to make donations or help in manufacturing the ventilators that can then be donated to the hospitals.
About the Millennium Fellow
Dennis Nick Maingi describes himself as a team player and goal oriented individual. With a keen eye for detail, curiosity and an endless will to succeed the potential is limitless. Dennis has a sense of adventure to learn new cultures, meet new people and socialize also makes for an all rounded person.