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


  • 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

Integrated Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health/Family Planning (MNCHN/FP): Regional Project in the VisayasPhilippinesMar 2013 - Mar 2018USAIDAID 492-12-000006
Health Sector GovernanceLao PDRAugust 2015 - September 2015ADBTA-8576
Innovations and Multisectoral Partnerships to Achieve Control of Tuberculosis
(IMPACT) Project
PhilippinesOct 2012 - Sep 2017USAIDAID-492-A-12-00014
Second Secondary Education Sector Development 2 - Project Preparatory Technical Assistance ConsultantsViet Nam18 June 2015 - 14 June 2016ADBTA 8698
KALAHI-CIDSS National Community Driven Development Project (KC-NCDDP):
Process Evaluation of Project Implementation in Yolanda-affected Municipalities
Philippines21 Oct 2014 - 30 Jun 2016Department of Social Welfare and Development
Second Lower Secondary Education for the Most Disadvantaged Areas Project (LSEMDAP II)Viet NamMay 2013 - May 2014ADB TA 8207-VIE
Guangxi Nanning Vocational Educational Development ProjectChinaMar - Jun 2013ADBTA 8158-PRC
Nutritional Improvement for Community Empowerment (NICE) ProjectIndonesiaJan 2010 - Mar 2012ADB/DCN-MOHLoan 2348-INO (SF)
Employment Skills Training Project (Loan 2028): RSC-C13537 (MLDMaldivesNov 2011 - Jan 2012A73929
Support for HIV and AIDS Prevention in InfrastructureIndonesiaMar 2009 - Mar 2010ADBTA 7047-INO
Fighting HIV and AIDS in Asia and the Pacific – Subproject 5: Strengthening
Country Response to HIV and AIDS among High-risk Groups
PhilippinesJun 2007 - Jun 2009ADBTA 6321-REG
Strengthening Epidemiological Surveillance and Response for Communicable
Malaysia, and
Jun 2006 - Aug 2008ADBTA 6305-REG