Sector Wide Approach to Strengthening Health ( SWASTH )

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

 
 

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Prakash Kumar, Team Leader, Bihar Technical Assistance Support Team (BTAST), a health sector reform programme in Bihar supported by DFID-UK, says that the Sector Wide Approach to Strengthening Health (SWASTH) programme has come a long way since it was conceptualised in 2008 and all major indicators of health, social welfare & public health department have improved in the state. Excerpts from the interview:

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Patna: Bihar Technical Assistance Support Team (BTAST) released the key findings of District Level SWASTH Survey (DLSS) at a cross-sectoral knowledge s

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Patna:  A state level workshop was organised in Patna on 9th March on Integrating Climate Disasters with Health and Nutrition in Bihar by TARU Consultancy under the Sector Wide App

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Patna: The recently held gender sensitisation training for teachers in Patna got an enthusiastic response from the participants.

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Patna: The Government of Bihar (GoB) and the Women Development Corporation (WDC) hosted a meeting in the city on March 8, 2016, to welcome Marshall Elliott, Head of Office, DFID-In

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The Bihar Rural Livelihoods Project, also locally known as JEEViKA, aims for social and economic empowerment of rural poor in the state. Aided by the World Bank, JEEViKA is managed by the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (BRLPS), an autonomous body under the Department of Rural Development of the Government of Bihar (GoB). Excerpts from an interview with Shri Arvind Kumar Chaudhary (IAS), CEO-cum-State Mission Director:

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Training women as hand pumps caretakers in rural Bihar also enables them to enhance their incomes through paid services.

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Medical officers resolve to formulate a “Bihar 2016” model based to develop an effective communication skills model to better assess their patients

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Anshuli Arya, Principal Secretary, PHED, Bihar, says the Bihar Technical Assistance Support Team (BTAST) interventions have helped a change in the government’s approach towards social development. She speaks with OneWorld on how the right technology can make a difference in service delivery.

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Women Development Corporation holds a one-day workshop for Judicial Magistrates and Protection Officers in Patna to increase awareness on domestic violence as well as sexual harassment at the workplace.