By emphasizing on establishing the ‘continuum of care’, which includes integrated services delivery in various life stages including the adolescence, pre-pregnancy, child birth and post natal period, childhood and reproductive age, the Rashtriya Kishore Swasthya Karyakram brings focus on life skills, nutrition, injuries and violence (including gender based violence).
Under adolescent health programme, some of the strategic priorities on health and violence are as follows:
i. Community based Institutions- Awareness and skills to challenge gender stereotypes, discrimination and injuries/violence incorporated in life skills focused AEP in schools, including residential school and other educational institutions and during Adolescent Health Day'
ii. Health facility based- Management of injuries and sexual abuse as per protocol in AFHCs.
Source of Information
Government of India, National review on Beijing +20, 2015, pages 45-46.
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