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Pacific Prime Singapore announces 2018 Scholarship winner

Pacific Prime Singapore is pleased to announce the winner of their 2018 Scholarship Program. Germanda Teo, a third year student studying Human Resource Management at the Singapore University of Social Sciences, received the scholarship prize – a USD 1,000 grant to go towards her education expenses. Germanda’s eloquent and informative view on this year’s essay topic, “The effects of an aging population on healthcare“, was the most outstanding of all we have received this year.

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Germanda is now pursuing her career in the Human Resources field, and intends to start an internship soon: “I believe that there is a lot more to learn about HR than meets the eye, and I would love to be able to use the skills that I have obtained for a good cause in the future.” Germanda commented. “I am pleasantly surprised and immensely grateful to have won this scholarship, and I would like to thank Pacific Prime for this opportunity”.

The effects of an aging population on healthcare by Germanda Teo

Germanda’s winning essay showcases the current state of healthcare in Singapore, and how the aging population worldwide is pushing healthcare systems to change from a reactive, disease-treating first approach to one that must primarily focus on the prevention of NCDs. She emphasizes how the silver tsunami and their chronic conditions are increasing the costs of healthcare in Singapore, and propose that a crucial way to tackle this problem is the creation of community-based centers that would focus on encouraging a healthier lifestyle among the quickly aging Singaporean population.  Click here to read the full version of the winner essay.

“Germanda’s essay got our attention immediately, as her piece was logical and offered exact solutions to the said topic,” said Oliver Zeller, CEO at Pacific Prime Singapore. “As with last year’s Pacific Prime Singapore scholarship, we received a high number of applicants, and Germanda’s essay stood out as the best one this year. The stipend is well earned, and we wish Germanda all the best in her future Human Resources career”.

About Pacific Prime’s Scholarship program

Pacific Prime’s scholarship program was established in 2013 with the goal of empowering talented and dedicated students to achieve their educational goals. Since then, we have distributed scholarships to exceptional young minds around the world in secondary, undergraduate, abd postgraduate studies, and continue to help exceptional students achieve their dreams.

About Pacific Prime Singapore

Pacific Prime Singapore is a part of the international group of insurance brokerage companies with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Dubai, and Thailand. As a registered broker, Pacific Prime Singapore offers advice on corporate and individual health insurance solutions, and is dedicated to providing the best health insurance solutions for their clients.

Leveraging our network of strong business relationships with the world’s leading insurers, as well as our team of Singapore-based health insurance experts, we are able to individually tailor medical plans and give our clients impartial insurance advice they can rely on. Learn more about Pacific Prime Singapore by visiting


Content Creator at Pacific Prime Singapore
Elwira Skrybus is a content writer at Pacific Prime. In her everyday work, she is utilizing her previous social media and branding experience to create informative articles, guides, and reports to help our readers simplify the sometimes-puzzling world of international health insurance.

When she isn’t writing, you are most likely to find Elwira in search of the perfect plant-based burger or enjoying Hong Kong’s great outdoors either at the beach or from the boat - the closer to the sea, the better!