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ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2022

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. Over 31,000 young leaders on 2,400+ campuses across 140+ nations applied to join the Class of 2022.  200+ campuses worldwide (just 8%) were selected to host the 3,000+ Millennium Fellows.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT FRANKLINE NISAH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2022.

Kenyatta University | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9

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" want to gain access to leaders all over the world and get connected to the corporate

world. I want to gain more knowledge and skills and learn how to relate with people

around me. With all these i believe my goals will be achieved through a proper

channel. The knowledge and skills I will gain as a Millennium Fellow, will be crucial in

executing my plans for my project in ensuring great success and to impact positively

on the livelihood of the people in the whole country "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Love and Health

Approximately 33.4 % of Kenyans fall below the international poverty line as at 2022 -WHO, widening the pre-existing gap in the demand for healthcare and its affordability by the poor. Kenya aims at facilitating Universal Health Coverage . However, the self-employed and unemployed, forming a majority of Kenya's population, still cannot afford proper healthcare; prompting out-of-pocket payment compared to pre-payments on medical coverage, pushing them further into poverty. Love and Health's innovation was motivated by the needs to reform the health insurance sector. It addresses SDGs 1 and 3 by aiming at improving the living conditions of the underprivileged in society.

This project offers both website and application options for people from poor backgrounds to sign up. Upon verification, they can request for medical support and apply for a flexible payment insurance cover. It targets people in absolute poverty, hence, offers an offline USSD option to dump phones especially those without internet access . Therefore, it will boost the health of the less fortunate in society.

Objectives
- Control and reduce preventable deaths thus improving general well-being.
- Transform majority of out-of-pocket spending into health insurance premium.
- Provide affordable health insurance to the poor, who cannot afford full premium.
- Promote UHC amongst the poverty-stricken, especially during emergencies.

Systemic Gap
- Inability of the needy to afford Kenya's National Health Insurance Funds monthly rate.
- Extreme poverty hinders UHC achievement, providing financial hardship which affects access to emergency healthcare.

Advantages
- Free access to medical care for the less fortunate in society.
- Improvement in patients’ well-being; increasing productivity.
- Flexible insurance payment (Lipa mdogo mdogo)-Payment by small installments.
- Easy registration.
- Broader inpatient/outpatient coverage

This project aims at managing the cost of healthcare to vulnerable citizens, mainly low-income earners and the unemployed. It provides accessible treatment and medicine to all citizens irrespective of their economic and social backgrounds.

About the Millennium Fellow

I completed my bachelor's degree in economics in May pending graduation. I'm well equipped with a well-rounded body of knowledge and skills with specialisation in Microsoft Office and bound with leadership skills I attained through a semester long term lessons I learnt during my course period at Kenyatta University. I believe my experience gained from various projects and work I did relating to team leadership, accounting and economics is my greatest asset

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