Sector Wide Approach to Strengthening Health ( SWASTH )

Bihar Technical Assistance Support Team (BTAST)
Government of Bihar initiative supported by Department for International Development, UK

 
 

Voices from the Field

Khaira villagers support PHED to set up two mini water supply plants and a Water Vending Machine (also called as water ATM) to avoid consumption of fluoride contaminated groundwater.

The success of community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) depends on community mobilisation and early case finding in vulnerable areas.

Even for a small village like Rampur in Bihar, which houses about 35 families, it takes multi-pronged efforts to achieve ODF status.

Communities take on an active role to scrutinise records and give feedback on the government run Anganwadi Centres that provide health services to women and children.

Working alongside the police, Special Cells for Women inside police stations offer support to a large number of women harassed by violent husbands or other family members

Gram Varta or Village Dialogue spreads awareness among women on health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene.

Two Skills Labs in Bhagalpur and Muzaffarpur districts of Bihar conduct RMNCH+A prescribed six-day training programmes for improving the skills of nurses and doctors in maternal and child health

Set up to ensure patient welfare, Rogi Kalyan Samitis are responsible for proper functioning and management of government health care facilities in Bihar.

Pregnant women and lactating mothers along with children and adolescent girls are provided with need-based integrated health and nutrition solutions on village health, sanitation and nutrition days (VHSNDs) on assured basis in Bihar

The radio station at KVK Barh has generated considerable awareness among people on issues like seasonal diseases, safe childbirth and the importance of using toilets