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

Located in south-east Bihar, Jamui is resource rich with abundant reserves of mica, coal, gold and iron ore.

Located in south Bihar, Gaya is a tourist destination which gets its name from the mythological demon Gayasur.

Locate in south-east Bihar, Banka has been made fertile by rivers Chanan, Orhni, Belharni and Barua.

Located in noth-east Bihar, Araria is an important district as it shares its border with Nepal.

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

Jehanabad is located at the confluence of the Dardha and Yamuna rivers. The district is richly endowed with ancient and medieval sites, mounds and ruins of archaeological remains of importance.

Anganwadi Centres that have been upgraded as ‘Uddeepan Kendras’ at the Panchayat level are emerging as model centres for delivering quality services, and encouraging nearby Anganwadi Centres to strengthen their work.