Greater Mekong Subregion Healthy Border Special Economic Zones Project


Project 53290-001
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Type Loan
Sector Health
Country Regional
Start 2021
End -
Status Future
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 72,000

Project Description

Financing health care for migrants. Includes development of financing scheme, broadening UHC coverage to include migrants, developing and implementing service provision packages for migrants

Progress (as of March 2021)

Proposed. Proposed loan breakdown: Cambodia-20.0 Lao PDR-16.0 Myanmar-36.0 (expected to be implemented in 2022). Thailand would like to participate in this project as a development partner who could provide know-how and best practice of UHC with neighboring countries. Concept paper finalized. A consulting firm was engaged to provide technical inputs in the development of the HMIS for public hospitals, a national health ID system that would integrate other existing health MIS in Cambodia. The firm is also expected to develop a mobile applica- tion for community mapping and health information dissemination. Individual consultants have been engaged to undertake project preparations and due diligence. Project is for approval by ADB Board in Q3 2021.


Contact 1
Contact Name Rikard Elfving, Senior Social Sector Specialist
Organization SEHS/SERD, ADB
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

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  • The project will improve the quality of health services as well as environmental and occupational health safeguards for migrants in and around border SEZs in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Thailand.