NATIONAL HEALTH MISSION

 

Background

Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) was launched on 7 January 2014.

Adolescents in the age group 10 to 19 years constitute 23% of the total population in Rajasthan compared to 22% in India. Adolescence is a period where there is huge window of opportunity to influence them to become a constructive force for social and economic transformation and contribute to the sustainable and inclusive growth. The health of the adolescents during this period is paramount to achieve this and the RKSK aims to achieve the same through a comprehensive package of strategies and intervention

Coverage :

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 under-served.

RKSK Component:

1. Weekly Iron & Folic Acid Supplementation Programme (WIFS)
2. Menstrual Hygiene Scheme (MHS)
3. Adolescent Friendly Health Clinic (AFHC)
4. Peer Educator
5. Quarterly Adolescent Health Day (AHD)

The new Adolescent Health strategy seeks to achieve following objectives:

  1. Improve nutrition
    1. a. Reduce the prevalence of malnutrition among adolescent girls and boys (including overweight/obesity)
    2. b. Reduce the prevalence of iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) among adolescent girls and boys
  2. Enable sexual and reproductive health
    1. Improve knowledge, attitudes and behaviour, in relation to SRH
    2. Reduce teenage pregnancies
    3. Improve birth preparedness, complication readiness and provide early parenting support for adolescent parents.
  3. Enhance mental health
  4. Prevent injuries and violence
  5. Prevent substance misuse
  6. Address conditions for NCDs

Progress :

    1. Clinics : According to the new guidelines of GoI, line listing of 50% CHCs and 2 related PHCs has been done. Branding of AFHC clinics is done, now AFHC is known as “UJALA’.
    2. AHD: 1853 Adolescent Health Days will be organized in 10 HPDs from December to March. Out of which 207 have be completed till December end.
    3. Workshops: State level orientation workshop has been organized on 26 aug,15, Commissioner AH from Delhi were the chief guest. 1 Regional level review workshop is done in the month of December. Hon’ble Health Minister inaugurated the workshop. 9 states/ UTs participated in the workshop. Out of 10 district level workshops 9 are done.
    4. 4. 24*7 telephonic helpline 104 is used for adolescents.
    5. 5. Trainings: 274 MO &350 ANM trained under RKSK. Rest trainings are ongoing.
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AHD Pics

 

For more information contact :-
Ms. Nidhi Purohit, Consultant RKSK, 9982333434