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 MULUNGI SOZZI JONATHAN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Mbarara University of Science and Technology | Mbarara, Uganda | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2
" Networking , leadership and cultural diversity are one of the pillars emulated by Millennium Fellowship as different members from different cultures and countries come together to solve global health challenges. With a great emphasis on SDG 3 of Good health and well-being,l feel more than home as many of my colleagues are trying to tackle different health challenges in their countries and this only pushes me further to strive for higher dreams and self sustainable solution for the people in my country , Uganda.Alot has been said about empathy as one of the strong pillars of leadership and l can't overemphasize this pillar as it allows us to live the lives of others and understand the pain that they may be passing through.As J.K Rowling said that " What we achieve inwardly affects outer reality",l can't wait to work with such a great team of global leaders all over the world "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Safe Motherhood For All
This is the Safe Motherhood for All (SAMFA) Project that targets pregnant women attending antenatal care services at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital , a teaching hospital in South Western Uganda where l study from my Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery.
In this project,I embarked on sensitizing women about the relevanve of attending all the 8 antenatal visits during pregnency and l worked with a team where we used both online platforms to continuously empower the women with knowlege and also the men who are major stakeholders in this.This is intended to encourage the mothers to come for antenatal visits where we as doctors and clinicians can know who the high risk mothers are,the different nutritious foods that the mother ought to take, and the various early complications .
we were able to use well designed flyers with information about Antenatal care services,went to communities to sensitize the community members about antenatal care .By the end of the project, we had more more mothers coming in to attend the 8 antenatal visits in the Hospital.This is Intentend to empower women with education and knowledge about pregnancy related complications ,reduce the bias and false information that pregnant mothers and community members have about antenatal care services. In the end ,our ultimate is to reduce the first delal which is the delay to make a decision among the three delays the lead to maternal mortality.
Maternal mortality is still high in Uganda at 336 deaths per 100,000 live birhts a rate that is thrice as high compared to the targeted SDG target goal of atleast 100 deaths per 100,000 live births .
About the Millennium Fellow
Jonathan Mulungi is a fourth year medical student at Mbarara University of Science and Technology located in Southwestern Uganda and pursuing a bachelor's of medicine and Surgery.From time immemorial, Jonathan has had heart of saving lives and treating the sick witha passion of becoming a doctor as he grew up .He was born and raised in Luweero district later attaining his Secondary school from the prestigious King's College Budo in Wakiso District , Uganda where he emulated great leadership skills and later on joining medicine at Mbarara University.
Jonathan has a heart for the patients and has continued to use every opportunity to treat and learn from the sick as he sacrificed his holiday to volunteer at the Covid19 treatment unit for two months.Jonathan hopes to change the health system of Uganda and have patients receive the patient centered care that they deserve and he is not yet about to stop