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RKSK (Rashtriya Kishore Swasthya Karyakaram)
The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has launched a new health programme for adolescents - Rashtriya Kishore Swasthya Karyakaram (RKSK) to target adolescents in the age group of 10-19 years.
The new adolescent health (AH) strategy focuses on age groups 10-14 years and 15-19 years with universal coverage, i.e. males and females; urban and rural; in school and out of school; married and unmarried; and vulnerable and underserved.
- Improve Nutrition
- Enable Sexual & Reproductive Health
- Enhance Mental Health
- Prevent injuries and violence
- Prevent substance misuse
- Address conditions for NCDS
- Community Based intervention
- Facility Based Intervention
- Social and Behaviour Change Communication
Service Delivery Activities:
- Menstrual Hygiene Programme
- Weekly and Folic Acid Supplementation programme (WIFS)
- SABLA Programme
Six Strategic priorities and 7Cs:
To implement the scheme, 7 critical components (7Cs) needs to be ensured across all programme areas. These components are: - Coverage, Content, Communities, Clinics, Counselling, Communication and Convergence. The six strategic priority areas that have emerged from situational analysis of adolescent health and development needs are: - Nutrition, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Non – Communicable Diseases (NCD), Substance Misuse, Injuries and Violence (including gender based violence) and Mental Health.