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.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT NTHEMBE CECILIA MWANZA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Lusaka Apex Medical University | Lusaka, Zambia | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 1

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" I'm eager to learn and share what I know and what I am passionate about: that's the delivery of good health care to all .The Millennium Fellowship will create that platform along with networking and creating relationships and partnerships that would help in making a difference in the world along with UNAI Principles and SDG. I'm excited
because this will expand my knowledge in health and different fields as well. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Evaluating the risk factors associated with Acute Kidney Injury in sickle cell disease pediatric patients

My project is about evaluating the risk factors associated with Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in sickle cell disease pediatric patients (SCD). It’s a Sustainable Development Goal 3, that ensures healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Since llittle is known on how the interaction between Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and renal insults caused by other coexisting conditions in Sub Saharan Africa such as urinary schistosomiasis , malnutrition , HIV and other associating Risk factors such as blood volume depletion, the pathophysiology of vasoocclusive crisis may contribute to AKI as well as the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which are known inducers of AKI (Baddam, 2017).affect the prevalence of renal dysfunction in children with SCD (Kimaro, 2019).
Patients with SCD have an increased prevalence of nephropathies or Sickle Cell Nephropathy’s, one of them being AKI resulting in mortality from long term chronic complications this poses a greater challenge in the management of patients with SCD.

About the Millennium Fellow

Nthembe Cecilia Mwanza is a smart , hardworking medical student currently in final year of medical School at Lusaka Apex Medical University in Zambia . She was born in Zambia , in a small town called Luanshya in the Coppebelt Province. She is passionate about health both mind and body; not only that, she also enjoys serving and giving back to her community. Because of this, she was able to serve as her high schools Red Cross President and at her university she was the Leo clubs secretary under the Lions club . Nthembe's motivation and ardour have been shown in any position she has held at any level and her continuous commitment to delivering better health care to all. Nthembe is currently is a volunteer for a Nonprofit organization called the Kids Orparating Room. With the Millennium Fellowship, she wishes to learn more to make a difference in her community and the world and make her contribution to the development of the United Nations Sustainable Goals.