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 CHICHEREM ANNE-MARIE OSAKWE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Lagos, College of Medicine | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3

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" Empathy and the need to improve the quality of living of people has motivated me in my work.
The Millennium Fellowship grants me the chance of working with like-minded people who want to leave the world a preferred place over the one they were naturally introduced to. The knowledge and skills I will derive from the Millennium Fellowship will give me the opportunity to contribute to the SDGs. Furthermore, my being a Millennium Fellow may potentially encourage peers in my campus to take their goals one step further by also applying to be a Millennium Fellow thereby bringing more people into the fold who are willing to make an impact on their society. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Beating Heart Initiative

Project Beating Heart is an initiative based on SDG 3 passionate about increasing awareness on Voluntary blood donation among adults. It is the brainchild of 3 Millennium fellows- Emezue Chiazom, Ayooluwa Dolapo-Odulana, Osakwe Chicherem. Being medical students in a low-middle income country like Nigeria, we are constantly faced with the problem of blood shortages. This has led to an increase in the number of transfusion related deaths; as blood is important in the management of many medical emergencies. An increase in voluntary blood donations solves this problem. Project Beating Heart Initiative aims to bridge this gap by educating the general populace on the value of voluntary donations, correcting misconceptions and raising awareness on the importance of voluntary donations. This is done by posting educative infographics thrice weekly on our Instagram page @projectbhi_ https://www.instagram.com/p/CUfE1QjtZOe/?utm_medium=copy_link. Informative Broadcast messages as well as posters were also shared via the WhatsApp platform. Our social media campaign which ran for 36 days eventually culminated into a webinar featuring a known blood donation advocate Jude Ossai, where the importance of blood donation was stressed. The webinar held on the 6th of November and ran for 90 minutes on the Zoom platform. A questionnaire was sent before and after the webinar to assess both levels of knowledge and attitude towards voluntary blood donation.

About the Millennium Fellow

Chicherem Osakwe is an enthusiastic pharmacy student of the University of Lagos (College of Medicine). She was born in Nigeria and has lived there all her life. Chicherem has always wanted to influence those around her in a postive way.
She is an avid learner and an advocate of good standard of living.
Chicherem has helped with her peers spread information about health care and has always being interested in attending seminars where she can gain reliable information about health and health care.
She hopes to dispel the fears of people, chase ignorance away and achieve support in overcoming inadequacies experienced in her community and world at large.