ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT MUTALE MONICA MWANZA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Lusaka Apex Medical University | Lusaka, Zambia | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6
" I am excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship that cares for the community. With this opportunity, I hope to acquire the right skills and increase my capabilities of making a significant impression in society in line with the UNAI principles and SDGs. It’s a great chance to interact and learn from like-minded individuals who are goal driven and ready to share in their areas of expertise. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: C.A.V.E - Covid 19 Antibodies in Vaccine Exclusions
This project focuses on screening about 250 pediatric patients below the age of 12 that present to the University Teaching Hospital between now and March 2022. These patients will be tested for covid 19 antibodies and allow us understand the prevalence of the disease among the children.
As we come to learn more about this virus, it has been noted to present differently in children as Multi-systemic Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) and peaks at different rates compared to the adult presentation. These symptoms if not recognized and treated correctly may lead to fatal consequences.
This project is important to me because it aims at protecting our children, the future of tomorrow. Currently, not all countries including my own, are administering vaccines against the covid 19 virus to children below the age of 12 due to many reasons such as the uncertainty of adverse side effects in the this population and whether or not they outweigh the benefit of the vaccine or according to the indications of the specified vaccine.
At the end of the data collection and analysis, I would like to find out what more can be done to protect the children from infecting themselves while allowing them to still have a wonderful and fulfilling childhood.
About the Millennium Fellow
Born in the capital city of Zambia; Lusaka, MWANZA MUTALE MONICA is an ambitious, innovative, young and sharp-minded student at the Lusaka Apex Medical University situated in Lusaka, Zambia. She is currently studying medicine and carrying out her clinical practice education at the university teaching hospital in Lusaka where she resides.
In her early childhood, those around her noticed her great passionate and caring nature for those around her. These qualities coupled with her inquisitiveness have been aired in her everyday activities and led her to venture into health and community projects which she hopes to continue to aid in their development.
Evidently in her high school and medical school journey, she has expressed leadership qualities in the positions she’s held and projects that she’s undertaken.
Mwanza hopes that she can acquire the skills required to further improve her capabilities as a professional that will in turn assist in the United Nation’s Sustainable Goals.