RSAHP Review Meeting
Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Program (RSAHP) was incepted in Zhemgang Dzongkhag in October 2019. At the very onset, the coverage of household with sanitation facilities was 87.68% and households with PF toilet coverage was only 52.77%. A two-day RSAHP Review Meeting was held in the DT Hall of Zhemgang Dzongkhag Administration from Monday-Tuesday, the 16th – 17th May 2022 organized by Dzongkhag Health Sector in collaboration with RSAHP Program under PHED, DoPH, MoH and SNV. The meeting participants comprised of Gups and GAOs of the eight Gewogs under the Dzongkhag and Health Assistants from 19 health centers under the Dzongkhag Administration. And it was also attended by some of the relevant officials.
Gewog-wise and Health center-wise achievement report on sanitation facilities were also presented in the forum. After more than two years of implementation of Rural Sanitation and Hygiene Program in the Dzongkhag, the coverage of PF toilet is highest in Ngangla Gewog with 96.8% and lowest in Bardo Gewog with 71.1% among the eight Gewogs in Zhemgang Dzongkhag. The PF toilet coverage today stands at 86.35% against only 52.77% during the time of inception. It has increased by 33.58% in the last two years of implementation of the program. The overall sanitation coverage of the Dzongkhag stood at 96.05% as on 15thMay 2022. The meeting discussed at length and breadth on the strategies to achieve 100% coverage in sanitation facilities focusing totally to Pour Flush toilet in Zhemgang Dzongkhag by the end of year 2022.