Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK)

Ministry/Department :  Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Aim is to cater and address health and development needs of the country’s adolescents.
  • It introduces community-based interventions through peer educators (Saathiyas), and is underpinned by collaborations with other ministries and state governments.
  • RKSK identifies six strategic priorities for adolescents:
    1. nutrition,
    2. sexual and reproductive health (SRH),
    3. non-communicable diseases (NCDs),
    4. substance misuse,
    5. injuries and violence (including gender-based violence) and
    6. mental health.
  • To guide the implementation of this programme, the ministry in collaboration with UNFPA has developed a National Adolescent Health Strategy.
  • Target Groups: The strategy focuses on age groups 10-14 years and 15-19 years with universal coverage. It covers males and females in school and out of school, in urban and rural, married and unmarried and vulnerable and under-served.
Factual Information:
  • Launched in 2014

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