Welcome to SCOPH

The Standing Committee on Public Health  brings together medical students from all over the world to learn, build skills, cooperate, explore and share ideas when it comes to addressing all issues related to public health, including global health issues, health policies, health promotion and education, activities.

How exactly does this work?

Local BeMSA committees at Belgian universities can organize their own SCOPH-related projects. Each project has their own goals, often adapted to the local needs, while keeping in mind the general idea of SCOPH. In the future, there is also the possibility to organize SCOPH projects on a national level. Below, you can find a small overview of SCOPH-related projects that are being organized in Belgium.

How can you get involved?

You can find out which SCOPH-related projects are being organized in your local BeMSA committee below. If you would like to have some more information, you can head to their website (which you can find in the toolbar above) or contact their Local Officer on Public Health (LPO), which you can find below. If you want some more information about SCOPH on the national level, you can also find the contact information of the National Officer on Public Health (NPO) below.


Medical students of the IFMSA formed the Standing Committee on Students Health (SCOSH) in 1952, driven by a strong will to take an active part in preventing and making policies concerning health problems. During the following years, the wide variety of activities led to the change of SCOSH to Standing Committee on Health (SCOH) in 1963. In 1983, the name of the Committee changed once more to Standing Committee on Public Health (SCOPH). In the past decades, SCOPHeroes have been implementing, maintaining and improving a wide variety of community based projects on a local, national and international level. Through these activities we are approaching our vision of a healthy society and we are developing our own potential of being a complete and skillful health professional.

SCOPH related projects

Useful links


International SCOPH Database:


NPO: Ileana Ene -