Health, Education, Nutrition, and Social Protection

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health check up in Taytay, Palawan
Government counterparts during the final workshop of the Project Preparatory Technical Assistance on Second Lower Secondary Education for the Most Disadvantaged Areas (TA 8207-VIE) with the Project Officer from ADB, Ms. Eiko Izawa.

Sector Experience

Health Sector

PRIMEX's work in the health sector started in the early 1990s with the preparation of ADB's first health project in the Philippines, the Integrated Community Health Services Project (ICHSP), followed closely by the design of the Women's Health and Safe Motherhood Project, also in the Philippines. Since then, PRIMEX has implemented numerous assignments in the health sector in the Philippines and overseas, and has fielded various types of health experts in fact-finding and review missions in the Philippines and abroad.

All told, PRIMEX has carried out 42 health sector assignments in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Uzbekistan. These projects focused on the prevention and control of communicable diseases (particularly dengue, avian influenza, HIV/AIDS, and SARS), maternal and child health, health sector reform, and capacity development and training, among others.

Education Sector

PRIMEX has undertaken a range of assignments – from project preparation to project completion review. In the last five years, PRIMEX led or participated in the design of a TVET project in China, two secondary education projects in Viet Nam, and an upper secondary education project in Cambodia.

PRIMEX completed the Second Lower Secondary Education for the Most Disadvantaged Areas Project (LSEMDAP2) in Viet Nam in June 2021, and was involved in the implementation of the JobStart program to promote youth employability in the Philippines from January 2014-November 2015. PRIMEX has also prepared project completion reports on several education projects in the Maldives and Viet Nam.

Areas of Expertise


  • Communicable disease control (Avian influenza, dengue, HIV/AIDS, SARS, TB)
  • Health education, licensing, and regulation
  • Health facility development, design, and construction supervision
  • Health insurance and financing
  • Health sector reform
  • Health systems
  • Maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH)
  • Reproductive health


  • Curriculum development
  • Education facilities development
  • Ethnic minority education development
  • Lower and upper secondary education
  • Higher Education
  • Education materials development
  • Teacher training
  • Technical and vocational education and training (TVET)
  • Vocational guidance and counseling

Selected Projects

Support For Human and Social Development In Southeast Asia – Phase 2 – Project Preparatory Firm (52335-002) (TA-6770 REG)LaoMar 2023 - Dec 2023ADB
Health Expert: Support To CWRD Countries (SC 120091 REG)Afghanistan, Tajikistan, PakistanFeb 2023 - Dec 2023ADB
Framework Agreement 100007: SC 118386 REG: Health Expert: Support To Central and West Asia Department (CWRD) CountriesAfghanistan, Pakistan, Kyrgyz RepublicFeb 2022 - Dec 2022ADB
Framework Agreement 100007: SC 117443 AFG: Health Expert – COVID-19 Vaccines Grant For AfghanistanAfghanistanAug 2021 - Dec 2021ADB
TA 54118-002-PRC: Strengthening Health Security in The People’s Republic of China Project – Senior Public Health Specialist – Senior Public Health Specialist Deputy Team LeaderNationwideJul 2021 - Dec 2022PRC
Maternal and Child Health Integrated Care Project (MCHICP) (Grant No. G0627-TAJ): Project Implementation and Monitoring and Evaluation Support (PIMES)TajikistanJul 2020 – Dec 2025ADB
Support for Human and Social Development in Southeast Asia (TA-9723 REG): Preparing the Quality of Health Care Project (QHCP)LaoJan 2020 –Oct 2020ADB
Support for Human and Social Development in Southeast Asia (TA-9723 REG): Preparing the Non-communicable Disease (NCD) Prevention and Treatment ProjectMyanmarSep 2019 – Apr 2020ADB
Transaction Technical Assistance for the Skills and Employability Enhancement Project (SEEP), Tajikistan (TA 9639-TAJ)Viet NamApr2019 –Dec 2020ADB
Support to the Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) for Development of Research Capacity and Improvement of Knowledge Services (TA 9449-VIE)Viet NamJun 2018 – Dec 2020ADB
Strengthening Capacity for Health Sector Governance Reforms (TA 9190-LAO)LaoNov 2016 –Aug 2018ADB
Second Lower Secondary Education for the Most Disadvantaged Areas Project (LSEMDAP2) (ADB Loan 3201-VIE)Viet NamOct 2016 – June 2021ADB
Preparing the Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program (USEDP) (TA 8573-CAM)CambodiaSep 2015 - Jul 2016ADB
Preparing the Second Secondary Education Sector Development Program (SESDP II) (TA 8698-VIE)Viet NamJun 2015 –Dec 2016ADB
Preparing the Second Lower Secondary Education for the Most Disadvantaged Areas (LSEMDAP 2) (TA-8207 VIE)Viet NamMay 2013 – Oct 2014ADB
USAID Integrated Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health/Family Planning (MNCHN/FP) Regional Projects in the Visayas (Visayas Health)PhilippinesMar 2013 –Dec 2018USAID
Nutrition Improvement for Community Empowerment (NICE) Project, Indonesia (ADB Loan NO. 2348-INO [SF])IndonesiaJan 2010 -Feb 2012ADB
Support for HIV and AIDS Prevention in Infrastructure (TA 7047-INO)IndonesiaMar 2009 -Mar 2010ADB