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ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2023

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. 44,000+ student leaders from 3,300+ campuses across 170+ nations applied to join the Class of 2023. 260+ campuses worldwide (just 9%) in 38 countries were selected to host 4,000+ Millennium Fellows for the Class of 2023.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT DEBORAH ABOYEJI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2023.

University of Ilorin College of Health Sciences | Ilorin, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9

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Millennium Fellowship Project: The Health Mission

The Health Mission focuses on health-related problems like hypertension, stroke, and the shortage of blood for transfusions, which are significantly hindering the development of communities worldwide. Families are experiencing the devastating loss of loved ones due to hypertension, and previously healthy individuals are finding themselves paralyzed by strokes. Pregnant women are grappling with the critical issue of inadequate blood supply during childbirth. These distressing scenarios are unfolding right before us, and it is imperative that we take action. In a determined response to this widespread threat, a dedicated team of 26 individuals, of which I am proud to be one, has initiated "The Health Mission." This comprehensive project will encompass a blood donation drive, community blood pressure check-ups, and educational awareness campaigns focused on hypertension, stroke, and genotype compatibility. Our multifaceted approach, THE HEALTH MISSION, seeks to address these critical issues on multiple fronts. We aim to educate and sensitize community members, conduct medical outreaches within the community, and encourage regular checkups among people in the community in order to favor early diagnosis of stroke and high blood pressure. Through informative sessions and accessible materials, we will empower them with knowledge about their health, the importance of regular check-ups, and the early warning signs of health problems like stroke and hypertension.

About the Millennium Fellow

Deborah Aboyeji is a fifth-year medical student at the University of Ilorin. She enjoys writing, reading, and volunteering, and has a keen interest in public health, oncology, and improving healthcare services in developing countries like Nigeria.

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