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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. 



University of Lagos College of Medicine | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3


" The Millennium Fellowship Program which is affiliated with the United Nations Academic Impact is a great platform that has effectively served as a hub for students who have made various global impacts in their diverse societies through individual and group initiatives. Service to humanity is a big part of my philosophy and I am excited that this is a platform that could propel this desire of mine whilst collaborating with like minds on my campus and all around the world. My decision was cemented by the zeal to be educated on the most practical steps in making an impact in my society; I also need to be able to hone my leadership skills whilst having mentorship from industry and world leaders; I also want to have access to a worldwide social network of student leaders and alumni already creating niches for themselves in their professional and social careers. I would love to put my energy in coming up with both innovative and creative ways to promote social change in line with the Sustainable Development Goals by recreating my involvement in helping to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in my local community on a global scale. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Health Alert

Project Health Alert is an initiative that started by a group of Millennium Fellows of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria. The project aims at promoting the Sustainable Development Goal 3, by raising awareness on a number of health disparities which include:

1. Awareness on oral health and the importance of good hygiene.
2. Awareness on the importance of voluntary blood donation.
3. Awareness on the preventable causes of blindness.
4. Awareness on cervical cancer, including health education on childbirth preparedness and complication readiness
5. Awareness on the importance of proper nutrition.

Project Health Alert also focuses on educating the general public on how to prevent and manage these issues, in order to ensure a healthy population. During the course of the fellowship, we hope to reach out to about 500 individuals directly and over 1000 indirectly. We intend to achieve this by leveraging on social media platforms available to us, as well as partner with organisations and NGOs in order to have a wider coverage.

About the Millennium Fellow

Deborah Ojo is a hard-working and dedicated Medical student who is passionate about lending a helping hand to the needy and being an agent of change in the society. She takes school work and extracurriculars seriously that will help in self development and equip her better for a greater tomorrow. She is interested in public health, hunger and good nutrition, Sexual and Reproductive Health, mental health, good education. She is driven by standing out in a crowd for positive growth and development as she is ever willing to learn new things fostered by her passion to serve humanity at large.

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