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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.



Usmanu Danfodiyo University | Sokoto, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2


" As a passionate individual on personal and professional growth, I believe being a mellennium Fellow will expose me to the essential knowledge and skills needed to actualize my goals. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Young Antimicrobial Stewards

Young Antimicrobial stewards(YAS) is a student-led organisation that aims to tackle the menace caused by antimicrobial resistance by bridging the knowledge deficit in sub-Saharan Africa, hereby promoting SDG4(Quality education) and SDG 3 (Good health and well-being). By 2030, the youth in Africa are expected to constitute 42% of the global youth. As young antimicrobial stewards, we are aimed at equipping African youths with the key knowledge needed to solve the global burden of antimicrobial resistance.

To achieve this, we organized a 3-day webinar themed "Youth participation in curbing Antimicrobial resistance" which reached out to 200+ youths from different countries in Africa. We also organized a physical outreach at the Caliphate college of health technology, Sokoto. A school with students from different fields of health sciences, including community health.

Millennium fellowship also gave me the rudimentary proficiency to organise a multidisciplinary event on my campus integrating poetry, drama and scientific panel discussion.

About the Millennium Fellow

Zakariya'u Dauda is a 2nd-year BMLS student at the School of Medical Laboratory Science, Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto(UDUS).

He is a public health research enthusiast who has always been inquisitive about finding the reasons behind the occurrence of diseases. He finds particular interest in researching Antimicrobial resistance.

He currently serves as the Project officer at The Outstanding Researchers and Innovation Forum(TORASIF) where he coordinated a one-month training program for 300+ public health research enthusiasts who were exposed to scientific knowledge on epidemiological research.

Zakariya'u is an MCN 22's Fellow, an Ambassador at AMR insights, and has served as a Local Coordinator with Africa Students for Liberty.

He also volunteers at the Ox-CGRT at Oxford University where he tracks and records policies made by the government in different countries in the world in response to COVID-19.

As a pioneer alumnus of the Emerging Thought Leaders in Public Health (ETPH) Fellowship with Medlab Convo, I have the fundamental knowledge that is essential in contributing to the availability of reliable health information that will foster a healthier population.

He holds a diploma in Medical Laboratory Science from Sultan Abdul Rahman School of Health Technology Gwadabawa in the year; 2017 and was certified by the Medical Laboratory Council of Nigeria as a Medical Laboratory Technician in the same year; 2017.

In the past, he has undergone various medical laboratory training in institutions such as Usmanu Danfodiyo Teaching Hospital Sokoto and Specialist Hospital Sokoto.

Zakariya'u is an advocate of SDG 3 and SDG4. He is always ready to learn, Unlearn, and relearn.

In his leisure time, he does graphic designing and makes new friends.

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