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ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2023

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.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT SHERPARD TAFADZWA GIWA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2023.

University of Zimbabwe | Harare, Zimbabwe | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2

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Millennium Fellowship Project: The Levi Initiative

This initiative is meant to break the stigma associated with mental illness, raise awareness concerning mental health and also to provide knowledge to the public concerning the prevention and interventions of mental health conditions.
More than 80% of people who have mental health conditions live in low- and middle-income countries. In these settings, there is frequently little or no access to affordable, high-quality mental health services, and mental health systems are often weak, with low ratios of mental health workers to the population and insufficient government expenditure, with other systemic challenges. In such settings, the negative health and socioeconomic impacts of mental health conditions are a major hindrance to the development agenda.
This initiative will primarily focus on low and middle-income countries, starting with
Zimbabwe. Mental health issues have not been at a top priority in the country because of crises such as food shortages, the COVID-19 pandemic and the HIV/AIDS pandemic, which have taken precedence.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sherpard Tafadzwa Giwa is a driven and meticulous student from the University of Zimbabwe, with a research interest, particularly in mental health, HIV and sexual and reproductive health. Sherpard is an advocate for quality health care and serves the community with acquired skills. He strives to tackle public health problems of relevance to Zimbabwe and the region, through interdisciplinary research combined with advocacy and engagement with both policymakers and communities.

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