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 KENECHI STEPHANIE EZUGWU, 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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" Being part of the Millennium Fellowship and rubbing minds with like-minded Millennium Fellows in my university and around the globe will allow the opportunity to create awareness and educate the public on Sexually Transmitted Diseases. I'm sure that becoming a Millennium Fellow will also be a catalyst for other further social projects. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Safe Space Initiative

Safe Space Initiative is a project on sexual health and wellbeing, under the sustainable development goal (SDG) 3 and focuses chiefly on the social stigma experienced by people living with Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).

The focal point of this project will be on the stigma these people face in their homes, neighbourhood areas, and the overall society at large. I plan on debunking common rumours associated with STDs. These rumours highly contribute to the shame these individuals face. With proper education and awareness, Safe Space Initiative hopes to bring about acceptance of these marginalized individuals into society.

I plan on educating the public on the types of STDs, safe sex practices such as avoiding multiple sexual partners, proper use of condoms, regular testing and vaccinations. All these, while uncomfortable to discuss can play a significant role in keeping these diseases in check.

About the Millennium Fellow

Kenechi Ezugwu is a young, self-driven Pharmacy student at the University of Lagos.
She strives to ensure accessible and affordable physical and mental health care to the community.
This passion has pushed her towards volunteering at local blood drives and participating in various medical outreaches on Malaria, Hepatitis B and Drug Abuse.
She hopes to channel her experiences into achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3- Good Health and Wellbeing, by creating awareness on the social stigma experienced by individuals living with Sexually Transmitted Diseases.