Annual Reports

RITM is the outcome of several years of negotiations between the Philippine and Japanese Government, with the aim to design research programs that address major infectious and communicable diseases in the country.

This section provides the digitalized copy of the Institute’s annual reports – with highlights on the results of its research activities – since its conception in 1981.

To keep up with the continuous development in information technologies, RITM vows to streamline its reports to online media in a bid to make its scientific outputs more accessible to the public.

30th Anniversary (1981-2011) Coffee Table Book
30th Anniversary (1981-2011) Coffee Table Book
“[The year 2011] marks the 30th anniversary of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) of the Department of Health. It is with great pride and honour to present the institute’s accomplishments since it was inaugurated on April 23, 1981....

1995-1996 Biennial Report
1995-1996 Biennial Report
Since its establishment in 1981, the RITM has made significant contributions in the fight against infectious diseases. This biennial report highlights RITM’s accomplishments for the years of 1995 and 1996, including its research initiatives and successful collaborative programs. Download RITM...

1992 Annual Report
1992 Annual Report
Nineteen ninety two (1992) was a year of challenges and opportunities for RITM. Its research agenda widened, with new emphasis given to research work which are immediately applicable to improving the health of the Filipino people. Download RITM Annual Report...

1990 Annual Report
1990 Annual Report
As a government agency, the RITM is constantly reminded that its existence and continued operation depend, to a great extent, on political and economic forces in its external environment. Like most public institutions, RITM felt the disastrous effects of various...

1988 Annual Report
1988 Annual Report
Towards the end of first quarter of the year 1988, the Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) between the governments of Japan and the Philippines was culminated after more than seven years of successful implementation. Under the TCP, twenty-one Filipinos were trained...

1987 Annual Report
1987 Annual Report
“[1987] was a year of transitions and truces, of forward-looking health policies, and information inundation.” – Mediadora C. Saniel, MD, FPCP (RITM Director 1987) Download RITM Annual Report...

1986 Annual Report
1986 Annual Report
In 1986, the leadership of the Department of Health vigorously asserted that health research should directly impact in the operations and services of the Department. This Annual Report presents the findings of the institute’s broad spectrum of research activities in...

1985 Annual Report
1985 Annual Report
In 1985, RITM completed 20 research projects which resulted to field testing of control measures in ARI, diarrheal diseases, schistosomiasis, malaria, and leprosy. This Annual Report presents the findings of the institute’s research activities in infectious diseases in 1985. Download...

1984 Annual Report
1984 Annual Report
The year 1984 saw the completion of a number of RITM’s research projects, and expansion of its facilities. This report highlights the Institute’s breakthroughs, newly discovered technologies and innovations, thrusted in its commitment to provide solutions to health problems. Download...

1982 – 1983 Annual Report
1982 – 1983 Annual Report
This comprehensive report lists the Institute’s activities and accomplishments on the second and third year of its active operation. During these years, several new areas and laboratories have been set-up including the virology, mycology, and mycobacteriology laboratories, an insectary, tissue...