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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. 44,000+ student leaders from 3,300+ campuses across 170+ nations applied to join the Class of 2023. 260+ campuses worldwide (just 9%) in 38 countries were selected to host 4,000+ Millennium Fellows for the Class of 2023.



Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2


Millennium Fellowship Project: Mental Health awareness among University students

Mental health is a crucial yet often overlooked aspect of overall health and well-being. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as a state of well-being in which an individual realizes their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a meaningful contribution to their community. Unfortunately, mental health issues are still highly stigmatized in many societies, and this can prevent individuals from seeking the help and support they need.

University students are a group that is particularly vulnerable to mental health problems. Studies have shown that university students are more likely to experience mental health issues such as anxiety and depression than the general population. This can be attributed to various factors such as academic pressures, financial stress, social isolation, and the transition to adulthood.

Our project aims to address these issues by raising awareness about mental health among university students and creating a more supportive and understanding environment. Our primary goal is to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and promote the idea that mental health is an essential aspect of overall well-being. This will encourage more individuals to seek help and support when they need it, leading to
improved overall well-being and academic success.

To achieve this goal, we organized/ will be organizing various events and workshops aimed at educating students about mental health and the resources available to them so as to create a community of students who are committed to supporting one another and promoting mental health awareness on campus. We will be partnering with mental health organizations and experts to provide students with access to information and resources to help them better their mental health.

Ultimately, our goal is to create a culture that values and prioritizes mental health which will help students lead more fulfilling and meaningful lives.

About the Millennium Fellow

Gema P salia she is currently studying at Muhimbili University of health and allied sciences found in Dar-es-saalam Tanzania pursuing doctor of medicine degree she is now a fourth year student who is inspired to bring changes in the society that she is living while maintaining SDG
She has been a leader at different area since primary school up to now she has saved in some outreach that have been prepared by different organisation that are found in the university and in some of the outreach she has been part of the organising committee
she has a dream of helping out the society with the knowledge that she has acquired , and help young women and girls reach their goals while breaking the taboos and norms that were once a hindering factors .She believes being in thus millennium fellows class will help her get knowledge that will have a direct impact in her society.

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