The Asian Development Bank (ADB) awarded PRIMEX the contract for the Transaction Technical Assistance (TRTA) for the Quality Health Care Project (QHCP) (TA 9723-REG) in Lao PDR on 13 December 2019. The TRTA will support MOH in improving its health system capacity to deliver high-quality health care services. The consultants mobilized in the fourth week of January 2020, coinciding with the ADB inception review mission, followed by intensive fieldwork.
“This project is the second major project of PRIMEX in the health sector of Lao PDR, the first being a 30-month advisory technical assistance that supported the Ministry of Health (MOH) in implementing health sector reform. I am so pleased that, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the project has progressed very well, and the loan fact-finding mission is planned for early June 2020. We are fortunate to have a strong and highly experienced team leader, Dr. Juliet Fleischl, who is very familiar with the Lao sector as a result of her having been the WHO Country Representative for Laos for several years.”Ms. Elvira C. Ablaza, PRIMEX President and CEO and concurrent PRIMEX Project Director for the TRTA
Apart from Dr. Fleischl, the other consultants in the PRIMEX team are: Mr. Conleth Heron (Financial Management Specialist); Mr. Alan Cairns (Health Economist); Mr. Greesh Kumar Sharma (Procurement Specialist); Ms. Christine Izha Lao (Gender and Social Development Specialist); Mr. Felix Noel Pascua, Jr. (Environmental Safeguards Specialist); Ms. Maria Lyra Estaris (Social Safeguards Specialist); Architect Takatsugo Shimada (Architect/Health Facility Management Specialist); Mr. Saysana Keoinnavong (Procurement Specialist), Mr. Thongleck Xiong (Financial Management Specialist), Ms. Deuandara Syakounmane (Gender and Social Development Specialist), and Ms. Souksakhone Sihalath (Environment and Social Safeguards Specialist).
with reports from Ms. Jo Ann V. Ativo, Project Coordinator
cover photo: group photo taken at the TRTA Inception Workshop, Vientiane, Lao PDR, Jan 2020