Sector Wide Approach to Strengthening Health ( SWASTH )

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

 
 

Knowledge Bank

Case Studies

This programme report has been developed to describe the Solar-based Mini Piped Water Supply Scheme that was supported by SWASTH. It draws from internal documents and conversations with different stakeholders. Information from the ground was gathered through a field trip to Dobhi and Bodh Gaya blocks of Gaya district in Bihar. The field work included some personal interviews and group discussions with external stakeholders. These blocks were selected because the initiative was reported to have brought about some changes there since its implementation.

Case Studies

This case study has been developed to showcase the outcomes of technical assistance provided to various health facilities identified by the state government to make quality improvements, and help them reach Family Friendly Hospital Initiative (FFHI) and National Quality Assurance Standards certification levels. The case study draws from internal documents and conversations with internal stakeholders. Information from the ground was gathered through a field trip to four health facilities including Pandaul and Rahika in Madhubani district, and Dumraon and Shahpur in Bhojpur district. This included some in-depth personal interviews and group discussions with external stakeholders. These facilities were selected as examples of facilities to get a mix of both ‘high’ performing and ‘low’ performing facilities. The health facilities of different standards and certifications were selected in order to draw a comparison and see how certification mechanisms contribute to improving the health systems.

Case Studies

This programme report has been developed to describe the Community-based Operations and Maintenance of Hand Pumps scheme that was supported by SWASTH. It draws from internal documents and conversations with stakeholders. Information from the ground was gathered through a field trip to Dobhi block of Gaya district in Bihar. This included some personal interviews and group discussions with external stakeholders. This block was selected as the initiative was piloted here and was reported to have brought about some changes here since its implementation.

Others

Reflection: Updates from SWASTH - BTAST (March 2016)

Voices from the Field

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

Voices from the Field

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.

Voices from the Field

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

Others

Reflection: Updates from SWASTH - BTAST (January 2015)

Voices from the Field

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