Sector Wide Approach to Strengthening Health ( SWASTH )

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

 
 

Health

SWASTH, through BTAST has led, embedded and supported a wide range of sustainable health systems strengthening activities and processes within the health sector. 
 
Key areas include: 
  • Improved capacity to govern and manage a government led system for quality assurance in the health sector.  
  • Strengthened institutional capacity and embedded systems to create a pool of skilled health workers. 
  • Increased capacity of the government to work with private sector providers.  
  • Improved procurement and supply chain management systems. 
  • Stronger public financial management systems.
 

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Reflection: Updates from SWASTH - BTAST (January 2015)

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Reflection: Updates from SWASTH - BTAST (December 2015)

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