The recently launched Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) health program seeks to enable all adolescents and youth to realize their full potential by making informed and responsible decisions concerning their health and well-being and by accessing the services and support needed to implement their decisions. To realize this vision, the RKSK framework acknowledges that the strengthening of Adolescent Friendly Health Clinics (AFHCs) and the provision of correct knowledge and information through counseling services are two of its seven critical components. As the government makes efforts to roll out the RKSK program at scale across the country, reviewing the experiences of the AFHCs established under the National Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Strategy (the predecessor of RKSK) can provide useful lessons. With this in view, at the request of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Population Council conducted an assessment of AFHCs from the perspectives of adolescents and youth, and health care providers in three states in India. This report presents the findings of the assessment conducted among adolescents and youth.
Santhya, K.G., Ravi Prakash, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, and Santosh Kumar Singh. 2014. "Accessing adolescent friendly health clinics in India: The perspectives of adolescents and youth." New Delhi: Population Council.