SCORA (Standing Committee on Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights including HIV & AIDS) was established within IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations) in 1992 and has been existed in Indonesia since 2004. SCORA exists because so many people are living with HIV and AIDS yet few know the fact about the said disease.
SCORA, led by NORA (National Officer on Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights including HIV & AIDS), is engaged in the field of reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and many other reproductive issue such as sexually transmitted disease, gender issues, sex education for teenager, and family planning. Often cooperate with UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) and National AIDS Prevention Commission (Komisi Penanggulangan AIDS Nasional), SCORA has more emphasis in education-based activities as their valued principle: “The only way of fighting AIDS is through prevention and the only way of prevention is through education”.
- to improve awareness and knowledge of the community about reproductive health
- to decrease negative stigma and discrimination to people with HIV/AIDS
- to facilitate Indonesian medical student’s activity in reproductive health including AIDS
- to provide opportunities for medical student’s to be involved in a real work concerning reproductive health including AIDS
- to create programs (of reproductive health including AIDS) that is fit with Indonesia’s current conditions and needs.