Gewog level RSAHP Review Meeting
Dzongkhag level Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Program (RSAHP) was conducted in Zhemgang from 16th – 17th May 2022 organized jointly by Dzongkhag Health Sector, PHED, DoPH, MoH and SNV. As per the program planning, Gewog level RSAHP review meeting was also executed in the three Gewogs namely Bardo, Nangkor and Trong in continuation to the Dzongkhag level RSAHP review meeting. The very purpose of such meeting was to further meet with the relevant stakeholders at the grass root which can really boost the increase in the coverage of sanitation facilities in the Gewogs and down to communities.
The selection of the three Gewogs came into limelight during the Gewogwise presentation on Rural Sanitation facilities coverage done during the Dzongkhag level RSAHP review meeting. These three Gewogs had maximum number of households either with no toilet or with unimproved toilet. So, the Gewog level review meetings were held at Bardo Gewog on 18th, Nangkor Gewog on 19th and Trong Gewog on 20th May 2022 at their GT Hall respectively. Participants comprised of LG leaders, GAOs, Tshogpas, Influential leaders and the local health staffs.
The meeting discussed at length and breadth on the strategies to achieve 100% coverage in sanitation facilities focusing totally to Pour Flush toilet in the respective Gewogs by the end of year 2022. And the overall sanitation coverage of these Gewogs is expected to increase by a lot and get in line with any other Gewogs in the district.
Contributed By: Thinley Tobgyal (ADHO), Health Sector