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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. 



University of Nairobi | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3


" This opportunity will enable me create connections and global networks that will be vital as advance the success of SDGs in a global health perspective. This opportunity will also help me grow as a leader and build the confidence to tackle the challenges that are hindering the full achievement of SDGs. As a leader in my class, I have learnt that leadership is dynamic. It requires continuous training and active involvement in problem solving agendas that will actually help the society around you. This opportunity will enable me to bring my ideas of solving problems in my society into action. In my quest to lead from the forefront in fighting diseases affecting my community, I promised to grab the next opportunity that would help me grow my confidence to achieve these milestones. Granted the chance, I am confident that I am capable of meeting and even exceeding your expectations. I will use the opportunity to chaperone some of the students who may interested in mentorship to be agents of change in the society. The skills acquired from this fellowship will also be valuable beyond my undergraduate as I plan to pursue internal medicine, being keen on global health and infectious disesases that focuses more on prevention of diseases. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project learn4health

Project Learn4Health started in February 2020. As a Fifth year medical student, I was doing research in my local community for my public health class on the type of diseases affecting them and the likely causes for the prevalence of these diseases in this community.From my research I learnt that most of the diseases were occurring due to lack of information on prevention measures and what the community members can do in case one falls sick.They were not aware of the existence of health facilities around them where they can seek treatment in case of illness.This motivated me to launch Project Learn4Health that has its efforts geared towards educating the community members on prevention of the local diseases affecting them and the importance of seeking timely interventions for any morbidity affecting them.The ultimate goal of this project is to achieve good health and well being my community by giving health education that will enable them prevent diseases from occurring in the first place.

About the Millennium Fellow

Samson Mwashighadi Mwambui is a fifth year medical student from the University of Nairobi.He is very keen on studying tropical medicine and public health in his postgraduate to enable him help his community in disease prevention. Samson is a tireless volunteer and leader, and has demonstrated great sensitivity to organizational needs, as well as creativity in solving problems. He is perceptive, emphatic, and committed to every task he takes on.Samson is a talented photographer.He uses his skills to motivate other students on campus to volunteer for community service through Red cross UoN chapter where he is an active volunteer.

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