NiMSA works on the local levels mainly via its nine standing committees, each of them focusing focus on major health topics and medical student-related interests:
- Public Health (SCOPH)
- Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights including HIV and AIDS (SCORA)
- Medical Education (SCOME)
- Human Rights & Peace (SCORP)
- Professional Exchanges (SCOPE)
- Research Exchanges (SCORE)
- Environmental and Population Activities (SCOEPA)
STANDING COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND POPULATION ACTIVITIES (SCOEPA)
Enlighten the populace on ways and means ofpopulation control and preservation of theenvironment.Activities are coordinated by the director and healthcommittees in each member association. Where they carry out programs in their local MSAs on what health andenvironmental surveys to carry out each year andmake releases to the GA and the Government.
THE DIRECTOR STANDING COMMITTEE CAPACITY BUILDING (SCOCB)
Organise trainings for medical students at every NiMSA activity.Director which usually an IFMSA certified trainer.
iii. Shall ensure partnership with organisations that can train medical students.
iv Shall facilitate projects that can generate funds for NiMSA
v. Shall raise fund for NiMSA
vi. Shall be responsible for the review and keeping of the working document or bye laws of his office and
shall submit same to the Director Standing committee on Policies and Implementation and the General
Secretary at the end of each General Assembly
18. THE DIRECTOR STANDING COMMITTEE ON POLICY IMPLEMENTATION (SCOPI)
i. Shall be in custody of the bye laws for all other standing committees.
ii. Shall ensure all policies are duly implemented.
iii. Shall raise fund for NiMSA.
iv. Shall be responsible for the review and keeping of the working document or bye laws of his office and
shall submit same to the General Secretary at the end of each General Assembly
- Policy Implementation (SCOPI)
These abbreviations are used frequently in the organization. All start with SCO (Standing Committee on) and end with the abbreviation of the Standing Committee itself (PH – Public Health).
Each Standing Committee is headed by a Director, who is supported by team generally consisting of one Local Liason Officer (who is responsible for communication with their MSA) and five Regional Assistants (one from each of IFMSAs five regions).
The MSA local liasonofficer assume majorly the communications with the National Officers. They are in charge of the standing committees sessions at their Regional Convention, and can be asked, by the Director, to contribute to general tasks related to the development of their standing committee.
The work of each standing committee is complemented by several activities, such as trainings, campaigns and advocacy efforts, offering youth the space to learn in both formal and non-formal educational settings.