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 HOANG LE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6
" Healthcare should be a universal human right - but its increasingly become a privilege reserved for the few. My experiences with health inequity are unfortunately commonplace throughout the world, a fact which drives me to explore, innovate, and hope - so I can engineer humanity back into healthcare. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: The Connected Care Initiative
The Connected Care Initiative (CCI) seeks to establish a network of world-class doctors and telemedicine systems to connect them to the most vulnerable areas and where healthcare is at its most inequitable: refugee camps.
Escaping violence, political persecution, and trauma, many refugees continue to survive without regular access to basic human rights - one of which is access to healthcare. As the current pandemic continues to expose the inadequacies of the healthcare infrastructure in refugee camps, innovating by breaking down the barriers and borders to health using telemedicine is crucial to empowering more access to care.
The CCI is linking specialists from hospitals in Philadelphia to refugee camps thousands of miles away using proprietary telemedicine kits, which contain diagnostic devices and telecommunications technology. The aim is to standardize telemedicine in vulnerable areas around the world and offer specialist consultations, health education, training, and mental health services. Our current focus is on launching this initiative in the Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Bangladesh, where over 500,000 Rohingya refugees are living. Given the large scale of the project and the early stage, the goals for the semester are:
1. Partner with volunteer physicians and international organizations who work onsite in Kutupalong
2. Establish a network of at least 10 physician specialists
3. Build and send two telemedicine kits
4. Obtain more funding for later stages of the initiative
About the Millennium Fellow
Born into a family who came to the US as refugees, Hoang is passionate about solving the inequities he has witnessed firsthand and the global health problems which stem from it. Hoang is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania in a dual-degree program studying Computational Biology and Finance with a minor in Computer Science. With an incredibly wide range of interests, from biotech to neurodegeneration to genomic engineering to global health, Hoang is actively pursuing his passions through research, writing, volunteering, and more.