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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. Over 31,000 young leaders on 2,400+ campuses across 140+ nations applied to join the Class of 2022.  200+ campuses worldwide (just 8%) were selected to host the 3,000+ Millennium Fellows.



Bayero University | Kano, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 6


" Empathy, confidence , creativity and innovation drived me to do what I do and be passionate about it. The happenings around my environment also fueled my urge to continue striving for the people as Healthcare and economic empowerment are civil rights. I am very happy to be part of this large community of intellectuals who are all binded by a common goal of bringing contributions in archiving the UN SDGs. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Conquer Sickle Cell Anaemia

sickle cell anaemia is the most common form of sickle cell disease homozygote for the “S” globin with usually a severe or moderately severe phenotype and with the shortest survival. According to the global health body, more than 300,000 babies with severe haemoglobin disorders are born globally each year, but 75 per cent is said to be found in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Nigeria carries 66 per cent of the burden in the region as reported by the American Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states.
These statistics made us to help in tackling this disease from the grassroot. We are aiming at preventing the disease and supporting the people with the disease with tips on how to minimize crises and increase their productivity and wellbeing . As medical students who had knowledge on the disease we will encourage the students in our campus to go for genotype testing and as way of making the testing easier we will connect them with the testing centers more closer to them for easy access all in the spirit of preventing the disease. We design flyers and posters which will be means of disseminating information about the disease. The testing centers are usually available in our campus and the cost of the testing is coverd by the student health insurance scheme so what remains is encouraging the students to go for testing. Likewise for the people outside the campus the test usually cost less than $1.
For the people with sickle cell anaemia we will support them with tips on how to minimize crises,live a normal life and to let them know that they are like normal people. Usually people with sickle cell anaemia in our communities are always regarded as sick patients but we want to negate that fact. Also the students with sickle cell anaemia experiences strokes,silent infarction and cognitive impairment which necessitate us to create awareness on academic risks associated with sickle cell anaemia and lack of appropriate resource allocation. We will advocate for proper interventions so as to prevent academic failure, limited career options and total disability.

About the Millennium Fellow

Huzaifa Sulaiman Adamu is a talented,young Nigerian, leader, entrepreneur and clinical medical student from Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria.He is an alumni of America government program "Museums connect Program" 2014. Huzaifa has always been passionate about his advocacies for healthcare for all people and economic empowerment. This passion is drived out of Huzaifa's experiences in healthcare, leadership and entrepreneurship. Throughout his high school years and currently in his university years,he has successfully organized and participated in various community projects and he was ever ready to do more in the future so as to provide his quota in the development of the United Nation's Sustainable Goals.

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