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 GILLIAN MWALE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Malawi College of Medicine | Blantyre, Malawi | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3

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" I believe that being a part of the Millennium Fellowship will equip me with the leadership skills that I need to drive my projects to the next level and increase their impact. I am excited to benefit my community through this program. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Artery

Project Artery is a project whose primary focus is to reduce the burden of NCDs by sensitizing the local and national community on some of the NCDs and their effects. NCDs are not only of public health concern but also constitute diseases that greatly affect the people of Malawi. Research has shown that one in three people aged 25 to 64 years old in Malawi will develop hypertension, for example. This project, therefore, aims to fight the disease by primary prevention. We believe that knowledge is the power by which we can win this fight against NCDs. By allowing the youth in our community to be in the know about the risks and methods of prevention of the diseases, we hope to reduce morbidity.

About the Millennium Fellow

Gillian Mwale is a fourth-year student studying Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at the University of Malawi - College of Medicine. With a heart to help the masses where she can, her work centers around SDGs 1 and 3. She is currently a Youth Parliamentarian for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) where she represents the youth of Malawi and lobbies for policies that facilitate sustainable development in her community. She is also working on a project with the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Program that will help improve access to health for the less fortunate in her community. She enjoys volunteer work and has volunteered with organizations such as Global Changemakers.