Sector Wide Approach to Strengthening Health ( SWASTH )

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



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

The ward eight of Ahrauli Panchayat and Mungraul, and Desarbujurg villages of Umarpur Panchayat in Buxar district of Bihar announce the achievement of their Open Defecation Free status.

The Gender Resource Centre aims to streamline coordination and strengthen implementation of women empowerment programmes and schemes in the state.

SWASTH supports the Government of Bihar to help curb violence against women

The workshop was conducted with the underlined idea that promoting community participation could enhance the efficacy of VHSNDs.

Aushadhara is software to help pharmacists, storekeepers, and monitoring & evaluation officers strengthen procurement and distribution of healthcare commodities.

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

Ahrauli village in Buxar, perched on the banks of the mighty Ganga in the north Indian state of Bihar is on its way to becoming open defecation free (ODF). Villagers here are taking their task of dissuading neighbours and fellow villagers from defecating in the open, very seriously.

The workshop deliberated to strengthen the state guidelines for ODF verification.