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 is currently implementing the Second Lower Secondary Education for the Most Disadvantaged Areas Project (LSEMDAP2) in Viet Nam, 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

HEALTH

  • 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

EDUCATION

  • 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

PROJECT TITLECOUNTRIESDURATIONCLIENT
Integrated Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health/Family Planning (MNCHN/FP): Regional Project in the Visayas (AID 492-12-000006)PhilippinesMar 2013 - Dec 2018USAID
Nutritional Improvement for Community Empowerment (NICE) Project )Loan 2348-INO (SF))IndonesiaJan 2010 - Feb 2012ADB/DCN-MOH
Support for HIV and AIDS Prevention in Infrastructure (TA 7047-INO)IndonesiaMar 2009 - Mar 2010ADB
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)Lao PDRJan 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 - Dec 2020ADB
Strengthening Capacity for Health Sector Governance Reforms (TA 9190-LAO)Lao PDRNov 2016 - Aug 2018ADB
Transaction Technical Assistance for the Skills and Employability Enhancement Project (SEEP), Tajikistan (TA 9639-TAJ)TajikistanApr 2019 - Dec 2020 ADB
Second Lower Secondary Education for the Most Disadvantaged Areas Project (LSEMDAP2), Viet Nam (ADB Loan 3201-VIE)Viet NamOct 2016 - Dec 2020 ADB
Support to Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences for Development of Research Capacity and Improvement of Knowledge Services (TA 9449 VIE)Viet NamJu 2018 – Dec 2019ADB
Preparing the Second Secondary Education Sector Development Program (SESDP II) (TA 8698-VIE)Viet NamSep 2015 - Jul 2016 ADB
Strengthening Secondary Education and Teaching of Math and Science, Cambodia (TA 8573-CAM) TA Implementation TeamCambodiaSep 2015 - Jul 2016 ADB
Preparing the Second Lower Secondary Education for the Most Disadvantaged Areas (LSEMDAP 2), Viet Nam (TA-8207 VIEViet NamMay 2013 - Oct 2014 ADB