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 HANG LE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of California Davis | California, United States | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 7

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" I am driven by my desire to live in a world where health and healthcare are treated as the human rights that they are. As a Millennium Fellow, I look forward to collaborating with other passionate Fellows to advance this vision and our shared greater goal of a healthier, more equitable world. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: HIV Little Stars Educational Curriculum

Our project focuses on the HIV+ youth in the rural village of Andimadam, India who are part of our partner organization called "Little Stars," which is named after the youth to remind them of their potential to shine bright like a star and achieve their goals in life despite their HIV+ status. This community observes a disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS cases, but faces issues that inhibit the control of HIV/AIDS, including social and cultural stigma and misconceptions that perpetuate misinformation about the disease, prevents open discussions about the topic, and weakens family support for the children to consistently adhere to their HIV medication regimen. To address these specific community needs, we intend to work with the HIV Little Stars staff to collect quantitative and qualitative data of the community to produce a community-centered, self-sustainable intervention solution, and hope the success of this solution can be used as a model for future interventions for other rural communities with limited resources. Specifically, we are hoping to create an educational curriculum, including pamphlets, presentation meetings, open group/community discussions, and interactive activities for both the children and adults, to debunk myths, disseminate accurate knowledge, and combat the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS.

About the Millennium Fellow

Hang Le is a senior at the University of California, Davis majoring in Global Disease Biology with a minor in Public Health Sciences. Fueled by a strong drive for dismantling health barriers and bridging gaps in health outcomes, Hang is committed to a life motivated by global health equity through research, community-centered solutions, policy, and empathy.