SCOPH: Standing Committee on Public Health.
SCOPH works towards ensuring a healthy society that is empowered through its knowledge, skills, and opportunities to live a life of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. SCOPH promotes community-based activities at a local, national, regional and international level. It aims at addressing important public health-related issues (such as diabetes, hypertension, mental health, and others) through activities and campaigns developed to promote awareness regarding potential risk factors, disease prevention, and health promotion.
SCOPH seeks to educate the public through the use of interactive multimedia presentations on school and university campuses as well as public centers. Examples of the aforementioned multimedia presentations that have been used include posters, brochures, leaflets, seminars, roundtables, conferences, as well as peer education.
Moreover, SCOPH develops the skills and knowledge of medical students and helps them realize their crucial role within public and global health as future health professionals. Working as part of an international team and collaborating with external public health organizations, SCOPH helps advocate for essential health policies.
Among the projects organized by SCOPH over previous years: diabetes awareness campaign, organ donation campaign, mental health awareness, teddy bear hospital, anti-smoking campaign, gynecological cancer awareness campaign, and health day (involving numerous health topics with focus on serious, often overlooked, but preventable medical problems).