ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT LEANNE LOO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Tufts University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 1
" I want to analyze the structural causes of diseases and disparities and to look at the health systems, economies, governments, and their co-dependencies on each other to pinpoint how they create, perpetuate, and mitigate social suffering. I will work in pragmatic solidarity with patients, individuals, and communities to achieve health equity amid poverty and structural violence. Healthcare is a human right. Everyone deserves the right to make their own decisions about their health and bodies without institutional barriers. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Upstream
Upstream, a project developed alongside community partners in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, tackles structural determinants of health and wellbeing. The group analyzes reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health in the contexts of health systems, national movements, and global funding from historical and intersectional lenses to reduce health inequities and poverty. Specifically, the group is focusing on HPV vaccination in the fall of 2020. Upstream aims to build a strong partnership with community stakeholders, fundraise at least $1,000, and publish a piece of media or policy brief to highlight the input of local young women, teachers, and healthcare workers by the end of 2020.
About the Millennium Fellow
Leanne Loo (she/her) is a student studying Anthropology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She aims to address, treat, and prevent sexual and reproductive health inequities through systemic and intersectional lenses that highlight structural violence as the root cause of health disparities.