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.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT LORDSTRONG OLANIYI AKANO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Ibadan | Ibadan, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6

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" The Healthcare sector and care of the ill is a collaborative and teamwork effort. The skillset required of a physician or surgeon therefore includes all such as effective communication, innovation amongst others so as to drive cutting-egde research while caring for patients. These essential skillset, and more which I will acquire from the Millennium Fellowship will further hone my capacity as a Surgeon-in-training, a volunteer for healthcare outreachs, and on the overall, patients outcome.
I am as a result excited, to commence this year's cohort. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

Health Promotion & Disease Prevention is a lifelong project which is about equipping Nigerian Youths with the knowledge they need to promote their health and prevent diseases. During this fellowship, an outreach was organised to commemorate the World Sight Day where we educated the beneficiaries on proper care of their eyes.

About the Millennium Fellow

Lordstrong Olaniyi Akano is a 5th year medical student at the University of Ibadan. A Nigerian, he is currently studying to be a Surgeon. Growing up, he was exposed to what effect financial incapacitation could have on an individual's accessing needed healthcare. These experiences only increased being a medical student as he witnessed inoperable/terminal medical & surgical conditions as a result of treatment delay due to financial constraints. As a result, he currently partners with a non-governmental organization aimed at free medical and surgical services in an attempt to reduce the health inequality in the country.