Issuu on Google+

WAD in Warsaw - We “Say Paint it RED”

23rd December 2008

Today We give You first Edition of Our New International Publication Please Take Your time :) ...................... and Enjoy!

BIG GOOd PHOTO

NEWSBULLETIN DECEMBER EDITION

MEDICAL STUDENTS GLOBALLY ARE JOINING HANDS, RAISING THEIR VOICES IN UNITY AND STANDING TOGETHER IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE SPREAD OF HIV /AIDS.

Members of the International Federation of M e d i c a l Students’ Associations (IFMSA) are showing their dedicated support to People Living With HIV/AIDS though raising awareness among their peers about HIV prevention, fighting stigma and discrimination and advocating Imene Ben Ameur SCORA Director for a universal access to prevention, treatment and care. need to get involved in this fight .Youth are the Whilst this World AIDS Day is key in the fight to stop the spread of HIV leadcelebrating its 20th anniversary, ing to a better future for humanity (...) Members the HIV/AIDS epidemic remains of IFMSA remain committed to: “Stop AIDS, Keep the worst infectious epidemic the promise” and are supporting the “Leaderhumanity has faced. Mem- ship” message chosen by UNAIDS as a theme for bers of the Standing Com- 2008. Future physicians are taking the lead in their mittee on Reproductive communities and their countries following the IFHealth including AIDS (SCO- MSA motto: “Think globally, Act locally”We raise RA) are using this opportu- our voices on this day to reaffirm our comnity to show to the world mitment and involvement and to join efforts that we are all affected once again as youth leaders and future physicians. On behalf of the IFMSA Team of officials 2008-2009 by HIV/AIDS and that we all for full text please visit medstudentsfightaids.org

Newsbulletin2.indd 2-3

2008-12-23 12:45:39


NEWSBULLETIN

Slovakian Student-We see that they wiill Keep the the Promise

TO:

WAD in Vienna Hockey Stadium

NEW IFMSA-POLAND NORA

FIRST WAD REPORT

MARCIN BOBIŃSKI -

This year we have started our WAD activities on 30th November with a sports event. The ice-hockey season has just started and we used the popularity of this sport to raise awareness about HIV/ AIDS and even more important, to convey our message of a safer sex among the fans. We attended the home match of Vienna Capitals and by courtesy of the team we were allowed to put huge red ribbon on the ice during the break. Meanwhile stadium speaker read the text composed by SCORAngels about HIV/ AIDS facts and pointed condom use out. The message reached some 3 500 fans. We had lots of fun and the action was well received. Our next plans are distribution of condoms and flyers on Xmas markets, participation in Candlelight memorial organised by PLWHIV/A, airing Transit at the University, attaching of red ribbons on white coats of the stuff at University Hospital and the last but not least, WAD Party, for the first time in Vienna!!! TinaSojat LORA Vienna

IFMSA-ECUADOR NORA”

SANTIAGO CHAVES C. NEW AMSA

INTERNATIONAL SCORA TEAM

SCORA DIRECTOR Imene Ben Ameur scorad@ifmsa.org SCORA LIAISON OFFICER Muge Cevik lra@ifmsa.org SCORA REGIONAL ASSISTANT FOR AMERICAS Laura Frye laurakfrye@gmail.com REGIONAL ASSISTANT FOR EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA Areltte Vassallo arlette_vassallo@yahoo.com CO-REGIONAL ASSISTANTS FOR EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN REGION Eman Ewais emanewais85@yahoo.com Labib Zakka labibrjz@inco.com.lb REGIONAL ASSISTANT FOR AFRICA Evelyn Ordoo killianorya@yahoo.com

NEW IFMSA-SPAIN NORSA:

CO-NORA’S

ANNA SAJOVITZ AND ROMANA MIKES

MARTA JIMENEZ

-

NEW SISM ITALY NORA

LUCIA MONTALTO

SCORA DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANTS Publications Assistant Jerzy Bednarski jerzybednarski@gmail.com Training Assistant Halit Aytar aytar.halit@ gmail.com New Technologies & Marketing Assistant Arlette Vassallo arlette_vassallo@yahoo.com Project Initiation & Development Assistant Federico Longhini djlonga@yahoo.it SCORA ADVISORY BOARD Samer Abi Chaker & Silva Rukavina samer_abi_chaker@yahoo.com & silva.rukavina@gmail.com

Newsbulletin2.indd 4-5

NEW

Vasia Dermendzhieva SCORA Xchange Team

2008-12-23 12:45:41


NEWSBULLETIN

E U R O -

VISIT

P E A N

“Medical students taking the lead, commiting to fight AIDS and all related forms ofstigma and discrimination” Ferney-Voltaire, France, November 30th 2008

YOUTH & REPROD

DUCTIVE

e

a

www. medstudentsfightaids r .org

H E A LT H

I’m Sofia Gancheva, LORA for Sofia, Bulgaria :) I’d like to talk to you about an interesting event that my NMO (AMSB) has recently organized! From 13th to 18th of October in Sofia, a SCORA project named “European Youth & Reproductive Health” took place. It was Action 4.3 Training Course within the Youth in Action programme of the European Commission.

A f r i P E T N E C S E T R A I N I N G Registrations! Welcome to the Peer Education world! We are very happy to bring to you a unique experience of fun and education.. . AfriPET is a 2 days long training focusing on building the participants’ skills in order to improve existing peer education programs in their NMOs or help them implement new ones AfriPET is based on innovative approaches using youth led initiatives and behaviour change communication strategie. AfriPET is going to be held during the African Regional Meeting, 20-21st Dec Waiting For You1 Imene Ben Ameur

Newsbulletin2.indd 6-7

Hi everybody! Finally, finally, what we've all been waiting for :) Registrations for NECSE 2009 in Iceland have been started. NECSE will be held on the 8th of April through 12th of April, an hour from Reykjavik. THE EARLY REGISTRATION 120€ (untill 31.12) THE LATE REGISTRATION 140€ (until the 15.03.2009) and the fee is per person. Until we see you in the cold and romantic Iceland.... Goodbye, auf wiedersehen, hejdå, farvel, do zobaczenia Best wishes Omar Sigurvin NECSE co-ordinator

Boris Mladenov (AMSB’s president), Vasia Dermendzhieva and I were the project coordinators. Our NMO applied for the grant of 18 000 EUR in June and got it :) We had around two months of preparations for the event. “European Youth & Reproductive Health” was a training course for 26 medical students from Finland, Italy, Hungary, Latvia, Turkey, Romania, Malta, Austria & Bulgaria. The participants had exciting workshops on discrimination against HIV+ people & homosexuals, violence against women, contraception in EU... They also shared in sessions on reproductive health advocacy, project planning and team building conducted by Y-Peer trainers. It was an amazing opportunity for us to organize this project. We had so much fun sharing experiences with the 26 great participants and are looking forward to collaborate with more SCORA people in the future in new ideas and projects All the best, Sofia SCORA Newsbulletin is made by: International SCORA Publications Team: Jerzy Bednarski -Editor in Chief, Main Graphic, International SCORA Publication Assistant, Louay El - Tagy - Proofreader “Good advice Man” Mohamed Salah - Graphic. Special thanks to Angelika :)

We would like you to visit our new SCORA website specifically designed to be a platform where you can share pictures, projects and reports from your WAD activties and very soon for the famous WAD Competition. We would like also to encourage you to show your commitment by signing our pledge: " ”Medical students taking the lead, fighting AIDS and all related forms of stigma and discrimination"”

2008-12-23 12:45:45


SCORA Newsletter