Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights including HIV and AIDS (SCORA)

The Standing Committee on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights including HIV and AIDS is a gathering of passionate individuals who are committed to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights and are arduous about creating positive change in their local communities.

The Standing Committee on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights including HIV and AIDS 

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights including HIV and AIDS

SCORA develops and promotes medical students’ empowerment and activities aiming at improving sexual and reproductive health and rights led by students for the benefit of their communitiesThis is primarily done through peer education and trainings, advocacy and awareness campaigns at all levels from grassroots to international.

History of the Committee

The Standing Committee on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights including HIV and AIDS was formed 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. It constitutes one out of the six Standing Committees of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association which serve as the Body of all Medical Students worldwide. SCORA with a large number of members-SCORAngels as they are called, have grown wide in its work, centered around five focus areas strongly related to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

In 2014, the name of SCORA changed from Standing Committee on Reproductive Health including AIDS to Standing Committee on Sexual and Reproductive Health including HIV/AIDS as it is adequate in terms of topics and problems that SCORA is targeting in its actions. In 2019, the full name of SCORA was changed to Standing Committee on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights including HIV and AIDS, to better reflect the work developed by the Committee and distinguish the differences between HIV and AIDS.

Vision

A world where every individual is empowered to exercise their sexual and reproductive health rights equally, free from stigma and discrimination.

Mission

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.

Objectives

To raise awareness on topics related to HIV and AIDS and sexual and reproductive health.

To decrease the stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and AIDS.

To raise awareness and increase knowledge about facts, scientific research, global agreements and documents concerning sexual and reproductive health.

Promote positive sexuality and healthy sexual life.

Advocating for policies concerning sexual and reproductive health and represent medical student worldwide

Collaborate and facilitate joint actions concerning medical education, public health, and human rights.

Provide tools for capacity building for future healthcare professionals in terms of sexual and reproductive health and rights

Our Achievements

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Our Achievements

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Meet the Director

Agochukwu Excel Nmesomachi is a student doctor at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital and a certified Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Trainer. She currently serves as the National Director of the Standing Committee on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, including HIV and AIDS, for the Nigerian Medical Students Association(SCORA-NIMSA).
Passionate about promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights awareness and education, she continues to advocate for gender equality, prevention of gender-based violence and reproductive justice.

Agochukwu Excel Nmesomachi
Agochukwu Excel Nmesomachi National Director SCORA

Meet the Director

Agochukwu Excel Nmesomachi is a student doctor at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital and a certified Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Trainer. She currently serves as the National Director of the Standing Committee on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, including HIV and AIDS, for the Nigerian Medical Students Association(SCORA-NIMSA).
Passionate about promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights awareness and education, she continues to advocate for gender equality, prevention of gender-based violence and reproductive justice.

Agochukwu Excel Nmesomachi
Agochukwu Excel Nmesomachi National Director SCORA
Damasus Franklin
Damasus Franklin Deputy Director
Eze Chizaram Anne
Eze Chizaram Anne Secretary General
Odum Jessica
Odum Jessica Programs Co-ordinator

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