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
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.
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:
- Improve nutrition
- a. Reduce the prevalence
of malnutrition among adolescent girls and boys (including
- b. Reduce the prevalence
of iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) among adolescent girls
- Enable sexual and reproductive
- Improve knowledge, attitudes
and behaviour, in relation to SRH
- Reduce teenage pregnancies
- Improve birth preparedness,
complication readiness and provide early parenting support
for adolescent parents.
- Enhance mental health
- Prevent injuries and violence
- Prevent substance misuse
- Address conditions for NCDs
: 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’.
Adolescent Health Days will be organized in 10 HPDs from
December to March. Out of which 207 have be completed
till December end.
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.
telephonic helpline 104 is used for adolescents.
274 MO &350 ANM trained under RKSK. Rest trainings