Sector Wide Approach to Strengthening Health ( SWASTH )

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

 
 

Water

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.

 


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Reflection: Updates from SWASTH - BTAST (December 2015)

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