ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT JANE NOMA IGUMA-ASAKA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Ambrose Alli University | Zaria, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 10
" What gives life its purpose is the amount of impact you make in the lives of others.
This Programme will help me learn new and better ways of making positive impact in my community and also train other young aspiring change makers around me in order to fuel an unending cycle of positive change and community development. Through the Millennium Fellowship, I will get the chance to work with likeminded individuals who are passionate about changing the world, one person at a time, thereby creating a strong network of impact driven change makers, get mentorship and learn. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Cancer Awareness: Early Detection, The New Medication
A Cancer Awareness Project that was carried out in 3 phases, an online awareness campaign which reached out to over 300 people and a physical awareness campaign in a local market in Ewu, Esan Central, Edo State Nigeria which also reached over 300 people. We educated on cancers, the epidemiology, risk factors, preventive measures, importance of screeenings and the available treatment options. The final phase involved offering 100 free Cervical Cancer screenings, 100 free PSA for prostate cancer screening and 50 free mammograms for Breast Cancer Screening.
About the Millennium Fellow
Jane Noma Iguma-Asaka is a 4th year medical student of Ambrose Alli University in Nigeria. She is a medical volunteer, a Public health advocate, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Right enthusiast, an entrepreneur and a tech enthusiast. She has participated actively as well as planned and organized a lot of medical outreaches and projects in her local community. Currently, she volunteers at The Medvocacy initiative (t.m.i_Africa) where she is the assistant team lead of the Sexual and Reproductive Health unit. As part of her SRH work, she is a campus ambassador for the EU-UN Spotlight initiative for Understanding, Preventing and responding to gender based violence. She is an exceptional baker and owns a cake business which she runs alongside med school. She is a tech enthusiast with skills in graphics design, data analysis and web design. She has a future aspiration to be an obstetrics and gynecology specialist with interest in gynecological oncology. This interest is informed by her observation over the years of how delicate a woman is and number of health challenges that are peculiar to just the female gender.