HUMAN RIGHTS & PEACE
Standing Committee on Human Rights and Peace (SCORP)
SCORP is built upon the fundamental value that Hong Kong is a region where all individuals are entitled full and equal access to their human rights, where no one is disregarded and where the entire society unite to help the most vulnerable population of the region.
Our mission, first and foremost, is to encourage medical students to actively promote and protect human rights. We wish to increase medical students’ awareness of the healthcare of the region’s most vulnerable population, through introducing them to different forms of humanitarian action through projects and cooperation with external organisation. Our goal is to create activities such as but not limited to campaigns and advocacy to fulfil the visions and missions IFMSA SCORP, and to collaborate with NMOs of the region to bring our own vision to life.
Palliative Care Campaign
Although it may not be obvious, palliative care is actually a fundamental human right. Often, health systems and policies place a greater emphasis on preventive medicine, diagnosis and curative treatment, rather than the management of diseases. As such, the provision and the accessibility of holistic care are often neglected. #PathwaytoPalliativeCare is a campaign consisting of videos and infographics aimed at educating medical students and the public about the importance of palliative care in modern day society, as well as promoting conversation about well-being of the patient and death.
Disabilities Awareness Week
#DifferentlyAble Disabilities Awareness Week is a campaign organised by AMSAHK SCORP, aimed to educate medical students and the public about the problems that people with disabilities face and to promote social inclusion and acceptance of this vulnerable population. The campaign involved a week-long social media posting of infographics and videos, complemented by the “Disabilities Experience Day” at the end of the week to allow participants to experience life as a wheelchair user. Participants also had the opportunity to hear first hand - from Hong Kong's first wheelchair doctor - the challenges and difficulties faced by individuals with physical disabilities. This event served as a microcosm for the challenges of accessibility that those with physical disabilities encounter in our urban home.