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 TEMITAYO ADEOLA ANTHONY-AWI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Lagos College of Medicine | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 3
" There remains a number of youths with undiagnosed and untreated mental health issues. It may be a slow process but by helping people know what symptoms could point to a psychological problem, and understand that people with mental disorders are not "mad" or weak or retarded but simply people who need to be treated by a different specialty in medicine, we will one day push mental health to the front of the conversation and create an enabling environment for youths to seek help. "
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
Anthony-Awi Temitayo Adeola is a 500 Level student of Medicine and Surgery at the College of Medicine. She is a hardworking and driven Medical student, who is passionate about ending the stigma surrounding mental health issues among young people in particular. She currently volunteers with Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI). Temitayo has volunteered at various outreaches and blood drives organized by several organizations. She dreams of becoming a world renowned trauma surgeon and a volunteer with 'Doctors Without Borders'. She is a highly approachable individual with good communication and organizational skills, and she loves performing arts.