Sector Wide Approach to Strengthening Health ( SWASTH )

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

 
 

Nutrition

The nutrition sector has been supported by SWASTH to address systemic andhuman resources challenges, and streamlining processes and systems, as well as building evidence and strengthening governance.  
 
BTAST areas of work have included:
  • Improved management and technical capacity for the SWD and ICDS.
  • Improved human resource management as well as strengthened capacities of ICDS frontline functionaries
  • Catalysed demand generation for essential HNWASH services through community based approaches.

 


Related Resources

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Reflection: Updates from SWASTH - BTAST (January 2015)

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

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BTAST shares key SWASTH findings at a national conferenceBihar government officials and BTAST experts working in the fields of health, nutrition, women empowerment, water and sanitation and monitoring and evaluation share experiences from the state

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Reflection: Updates from SWASTH - BTAST (December 2015)

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A district-level Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop in Araria shows trainers the way ahead in bringing more people under the VHSND initiative.

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The programme report has been developed to describe the functioning of Uddeepan Strategy in Bihar. It draws from the internal reports developed by BTAST, including A note on Uddeepan Strategy and Report on functionality of the Uddeepan Kendra, which have been extensively referred to in this document.

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Bounded by Nepal in the north, Supaul is a flood-affected area due to the presence of the Kosi river.

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Located in north Bihar, Sheohar is a highly flood-prone district due to the Bagmati and Gandak Rivers. People grow mainly paddy, maize and wheat.

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Located in north-east Bihar, Purnea lies in the fertile Gangetic plains as rivers Kosi and Mahananda irrigate the region.

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Located in north Bihar on the border of Nepal, Madhubani has rich clayey soil suitable for paddy and sugarcane cultivation.