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 PATRICIA OPIO AKULLU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Mbarara University of Science and Technology | Mbarara, Uganda | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9

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" It is not the things we do in life that we regret on our death bed. It is the things we do not. - Randy Pausch. I dont want to regret standing up for the dreadful ignorance of female menstrual health around me.
Menstruation is not a problem, poor menstrual hygiene is! - Anurag Chauhan. This drives my thought and campaign to advocate for menstrual hygiene. I would like to change the social stigma associated with menstruation and spread awareness about the practice of good clean menstrual hygiene.
I would like to gain leadership skills which I'll use to set up campaigns and advocates to address current health challenges in society in line with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030. I will be able to meet many diiferent people with similar perspectives from all over the world . "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Salutary Menses

Salutary Menses is a project aimed at sensitizing young girls about menstrual hygiene. Salutary Menses designed flash cards containing information about the menstrual cycle and menstrual management. These flash cards were printed out, laminated and distributed to young girls within the community. Not only that, they were further educated about the information on the flash cards and some were given sanitary towels as rewards for active participation.

About the Millennium Fellow

Akullu Patricia is a medical student at Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda. Patricia has keen interest to pursue a career in Public health and Gynecology. Patricia also has passion and appreciation for volunteering and mentoring. While in her high school, Patricia was elected Vice President, Biochemistry Club that aims to address student's issues and to help students improve performance in core science subjects.
She was also a member of women of purpose, a club that targeted all girls of adolescent age in the community. She participated in counselling young girls on how to conduct themselves for their own good and in sanitary hygiene.