A Few words from the Director of the Standing Committee on Reproductive Health Incl. AIDS Dear friends all over the world, I’m very glad to welcome you in our Standing Committee on Reproductive Health including Aids (SCORA), one of the six committees in the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations. Since 1992, SCORA is developing, promoting and encouraging local, national and international medical students’ activities aimed at improving sexual and reproductive health and rights; protection against HIV and STIs; support to PLWHA; women’s health and the social status of women – for the students themselves and their communities. This is done through training, awareness campaigns, local, national and international projects, assessment and improvement of medical education. Here are some examples of our activities: • • • • • • • • •
World AIDS Day December 1st International Women’s Day March 8th Zero tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation IlluminAIDS – stigma & discrimination towards PLWHA National Peer Education Programs SCORA Exchange Programs Gender Equality Mainstreaming of SCORA/IFMSA Activities Sexpression Mr & Ms Breastestis – reproductive neoplasms prevention
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project SCORA Twinning SCORA Manual Peer Education Database National HIV/AIDS prevention programmes
I hope this booklet will give you some ideas on what kind of activities you could engage in locally in your country. Hopefully, you will also get some useful information on how to start SCORA in your own country! I hope that you will join our SCORA family and serve our cause. If you have any other questions or new ideas for SCORA please feel free to contact me on email@example.com. Let’s work together for a healthier world! Joško Miše, interim IFMSA SCORA DIRECTOR 2010/2011
The newcomers booklet for the IFMSA Standing Committee on Reproductive Health incl. AIDS.