Melanie Idehen is a fifth year Medical Student at University of Benin and her greatest passion is bridging the gap between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’ with emphasis on access to quality health care . She is the founder of Eureeka; a medical research community poised to tackle Africa’s unique problems through research, scientific reasoning and innovation.
 It is not only about the hospital for Melanie; she is a 2018 ONE Champion campaigning for Improved Health Care, Girls education and Gender Equality.
She is also the Program coordinator of the BIIG Girl Foundation, a faith based NGO centered on guiding secondary girls and female undergraduates in Benin on the path of self discovery and empowerment. Since inception, the BIIG Girl has impacted over 1000 girls through the BIIG Girl Conference, Secondary School Outreaches and The Naked Meeting ; which serves as a judgement free, safe space for young girls.
 She also volunteers and coordinates health outreaches organized by Creation Care Initiative for the Less Privileged.
Melanie is an alumni of the Young African Leaders Initiative Regional Leadership Center (YALI RLC), West Africa and currently serves as the South-South Regional Representative of the Nigerian Alumni Body.
 She is an intellectual powerhouse with several academic honors to her name. Melanie is a firm believer in girl power, breaking stereotypes and showcasing female excellence.
Keep up the good work Melanie!
We celebrate you now and always.

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