Standing Committee on Sexual and Reproductive Health including HIV/AIDS
Introduction to "SCORA"
Standing Committee on Sexual and Reproductive Health including HIV/AIDS is gathering passionate individuals who are committed to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights and are passionate about creating positive change in their local communities.
The medical students of the IFMSA formed the Standing Committee on Sexual and Reproductive Health including HIV/AIDS (SCORA) in 1992, driven by a strong will to take an active part in interventions concerning HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and to support people living with HIV/AIDS through working to decrease stigma and discrimination. Through SCORA medical students across the globe work to increase awareness concerning reproductive health and other related issues. In 2014, the name of SCORA has changed to Standing Committee on Sexual and Reproductive Health including HIV/AIDS as it is more adequate in terms of topics and problems that SCORA is targeting in its actions.
A world where every individual is empowered to exercise their sexual and reproductive health rights equally, free from stigma and discrimination.
To provide our members with the tools necessary to advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights within their respective communities in a culturally respected fashion. This has been accomplished through building the skills and the knowledge about, providing trainings on Comprehensive Sexuality Education other respective reproductive health issues, exchanging ideas and projects, as well as drafting policies and working with our external partners in order to create change in local, regional and international level.
1. To raise awareness on topics related to HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health.
2. To decrease the stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS.
3. To raise awareness and increase knowledge about facts, scientific research, global agreements and documents concerning sexual and reproductive health.
4. Promote positive sexuality and healthy sexual life.
5. Advocating for policies concerning sexual and reproductive health and represent medical student worldwide
6. Collaborate and facilitate joint actions concerning medical education, public health and human rights.
7. Provide tools for capacity building for future healthcare professionals in terms of sexual and reproductive health and rights
- International Fedration Of Medical Student Association (IFMSA)