The Standing Committee on Public Health works for a healthy society which is empowered by its
knowledge and skills to live a life of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing.
Medical students from the FUMSA Member MSAs work together as a team on a local as well as on a
national and international level.
As SCOPH members we have a chance to develop skills and knowledge though personal evolvement such as organization skills, teamwork, leadership, communication, time and self-management – skills not often taught in medical schools but essential for any future health professional. Medical students involved in SCOPH projects gain a much better understanding of public health matters in their community as well as current situations in other countries of the world. This provides them with a global overview of the health issues and methods that are needed to solve these cross-cutting issues.
Moreover, SCOPH creates a sense within medical students about their role within public and global health as future health professionals and due to our experience and knowledge we are able to empower our environment directly and advocate for worldwide good health. We help to spread the message of wellbeing and help to create awareness about potential risk factors.
The activities of students working in SCOPH concentrate on:
∙ Disease prevention
∙ Health promotion and education
∙ Raising awareness about global public health issues within medical students and the society
∙ Advocating for health policies as the voice of worldwide medical students
∙ Developing skills and knowledge of medical students as the future health professionals
∙ Working as an international team and collaborating with external public health organizations
SCOPH main focus:
Some main topics students all over the world are working on together include:
Tobacco, Obesity & Diabetes, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Child’s and Adolescents Health and Mental
Health as well as: Cancer, alcohol abuse, blood donation, organ donation, rural and remote health, road
safety and climate change.
Projects/activities being organized by SCOPH are:
∙ FUMSA Sports tournament; this aims at using sports to combat Malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS in
∙ FUMSA – UMA Hand washing Project
∙ Hepatitis B virus prevention and awareness campaign
∙ Anti Tobacco use campaign
∙ Mental Health outreach project
Upcoming Projects Include:
1. Hand Washing project
2. BAHES project
For any inquiries or project proposals contact the the National Public Health Officer on: firstname.lastname@example.org