ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 402 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 48,785 hours and their 214 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 393,449 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT OLAJIDE HABEEB ABOLAJI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.
University of Ibadan | Ibadan, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2
" Any opportunity to make the world a better place is always a passion I always relish and this fellowship affords me a further chance for the realization of my goal of being part of a programme that truly works "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Health and Education Awareness
The project is about using communication strategies to influence changes in people's behaviours that affect their health.
We currently run a Facebook page and a WhatsApp platform where people have been able report positive changes in health and how they communicate it better.
Also, we have been able to adequately inform people about where to get genuine health lth information as different from rumours. For example The Ebola outbreak in 2014 lead to the peddling around of a rumour that drinking and bathing with salt water can cure/prevent Ebola (which was blatantly false) and turned out to even be a murderous piece of rumour as many fell victim of salt overdose resulting in hospitalization and deaths.
Bridging this gap between information and health is the focal point of the project as we ha e realized that several diseases can be prevented or spread curtailed through health information and communication.
About the Millennium Fellow
Olajide Habeeb is a student of the Faculty of pharmacy -The university of Ibadan. He has keen interest in effecting positive change in his environment and the world at large as this I believe is the very essence of existence.
He is a public speaker and health communicator and a pharmacist in training. Looking forward and working towards harnessing these skills to making positive contributions to the world