Sector Wide Approach to Strengthening Health ( SWASTH )

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

 
 

Updates

Article

The Department of Health, Government of Bihar has constituted State Monitoring Teams to improve the quality of health services being provided under the National Health Mission and sharpen coordination up to the peripheral level.

Article

Patna: To cope with public health emergencies arising out of repeated outbreaks of diseases like Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES)/JE in Bihar, a strat

Article

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

Interview

The Bihar government has taken up the issue of violence against women, particularly domestic violence seriously at all levels, right from conducting sensitisation workshops and initiating gender equity movement in schools to setting up the Gender Resource Centre. Dr N Vijaya Lakshmi, Managing Director, Women Development Corporation, talks to OneWorld's Ashok Kumar about the role of the SWASTH programme on the issue of violence against women and implementation of state policy for women's empowerment amongst other issues. Excerpts from the interview:

Article

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

Article

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.

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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