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 OLUCHI IHEAKANWA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Port Harcourt | Port Harcourt, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6

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" Being able to know how best to interact and work with people of different class and mindsets in achieving goals is something that excites me in becoming a Millennium Fellow. I am doing this work because everyone has the right to know about their health and also the right to good health. Team work is also something I really love because it help in making much more impact and accountability. . "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Your health, your longevity: Light and Love

This project aims to educate the public about their health. In this period we will have two outings where we will reach a rural community of over 100-200 persons of different age groups. Our goals is to increase awareness on health and wellness and encourage the community to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Enlightenment on preventable medical conditions and prevention of risk factors. Through the project, we plan also carry out free medical testings and adequate referral All in which data will be taken. The effect of this project is long-term.

About the Millennium Fellow

Oluchi Iheakanwa is a passionate, young and vision-oriented medical student at the University of Port-Harcourt. She is a Nigerian. Oluchi is a passionate advocate for healthy lifestyle and Health for all. The drive which further increased her interest to study Medicine came when her father and two aunties were diagnosed of preventable medical conditions, of which she lost them due to poor medical care. As a medical student, she has volunteered in different health education programs and has also contributed and participated in many free medical outreaches. She is currently the leader of an upcoming organization that empowers young girls in order to reach their full potential. She is also a fitness coach. She plans to further educate the public about their health, medical conditions and preventions. To participate more in free medical outreaches while aspiring that in the nearest future, she will be part of the policy makers in and for the Health Sector and contribute in implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Developmental Goals.