Standing Committee on Reproductive Health (SCORA)

SCORA, the Standing Committee on Reproductive Health including AIDS, mainly focuses on topics related to HIV/AIDS, prevention and sexuality in a broad view. The two main projects carried out in SCORA are activities such as organizing events on the World-AIDS-Day, and prevention programs for high school and middle school students in Hungary.

The standing committee on AIDS and STD's (SCOAS) was formed within the IFMSA in 1992 as the result of an IFMSA concern about the raising numbers regarding the epidemic. In 1998 the name was changed to SCORA after realizing that there was much more to do than just working against HIV/AIDS and that we had to step back a bit and start at an earlier point of the issue. HuMSIRC has been active since the 1980s.

Our Mission

SCORA aims to raise awareness on a variety of reproductive health issues amongst the wide public, to spread the knowledge regarding HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STI's) and to decrease stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS.

Our vision is for the world to be free of HIV/AIDS and other STI’s with complete respect for every person’s reproductive rights, choice of sexuality and with universal gender equality.

We are an organization of future doctors, which is not affiliated to any religion or political party. Through education we will strive to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections whilst challenging the widespread violation of reproductive rights and gender inequality, as well as encouraging a respect and understanding of sexuality as a whole.

SCORA also works on issues such as gender equality, women's rights, female genital mutilation, child abuse, domestic violence, teenage pregnancy, cancers of the reproductive systemand sexual orientation, i.e. the rights of homosexuals.

How do we do it?

Members of the organization, when joining us, have the opportunity to attend our courses which prepare them for giving lectures and presentations to middle school and high school students in Hungary. To raise awareness we organize programs and hand out flyers at public places in collaboration with the Hungarian National Health Institute. The work of SCORA is supervised by our National Officer on Reproductive Health on national basis.

 

Contact our local officer

Szopkó Beáta
loradhb@humsirc.hu

 

 

 

 

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