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India targets 243 million adolescents in new health strategy

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g158 (Published 10 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g158
  1. Tamoghna Biswas
  1. 1Kolkata

India has launched a national health programme aimed at improving the status of adolescent health in the country. Known as Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK), the programme is expected to benefit 243 million adolescents aged 10-19 years across the country.

RKSK aims to reach all adolescents in the age group irrespective of their sex, place of residence, whether in or out of school, or whether married or unmarried.

The …

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