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RITM hosts Project 46: Design Expert Team (DET) first workshop
RITM hosts Project 46: Design Expert Team (DET) first workshop
RITM, in collaboration with FFIIAPP* Cooperación Española, FORMIT, Ospedale Luigi Sacco, and ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco, hosted the first workshop under Project 46: Design Experts Team (DET) – Training Course on Facility Design, Construction, Operation, and Management of Microbiological Laboratories on...

Nursing Department pilots Post Graduate Training on ‘Trends in Nursing Practice Management of Vector-Borne Diseases and Snake Bite’
Nursing Department pilots Post Graduate Training on ‘Trends in Nursing Practice Management of Vector-Borne Diseases and Snake Bite’
RITM’s Nursing Department, in collaboration with the Surveillance and Response Unit, conducted its first Post Graduate Training on the Trends in the Vector-borne Diseases and Snake Bite for nurses on December 1-2, 2016 at the RITM Training Center Auditorium. Sixty-nine...

Technical Guidelines, Standards and other Instructions for Reference in the Implementation of Zika Virus (ZIKV) Disease Surveillance
Technical Guidelines, Standards and other Instructions for Reference in the Implementation of Zika Virus (ZIKV) Disease Surveillance
  To access the full memorandum, please click here . For inquiries, please contact the RITM-Surveillance and Response Unit: Hotline: (02) 994-1887 Trunkline: (02) 807-2631,32 and 37 loc 404 Cellphone:...

RITM-DOH contributes to the world’s fight against Polio
RITM-DOH contributes to the world’s fight against Polio
MANILA- Another milestone in the Philippines’ fight against polio happened on 11 August 2016 at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine – Department of Health (RITM-DOH), as the National Task Force on the Laboratory Containment of Poliovirus destroyed all the...

DOH celebrates National Hospital Week
DOH celebrates National Hospital Week
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health, along with chiefs of medical centers and agencies under its supervision, inaugurated the National Hospital Week celebration at the Quirino Memorial Medical Center on August 8, 2016. During the opening ceremony, Health Secretary...

RITM-DOH urges sub-national laboratories to strengthen SARI surveillance
RITM-DOH urges sub-national laboratories to strengthen SARI surveillance
RITM hosted the first Sentinel Hospital-Based Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI) Surveillance Midyear Updates and Assessment on 21 to 23 June 2016 at the Crimson Hotel. The event highlighted the importance of readiness to combat and to prevent infectious diseases...

RITM-DOH holds Research Forum on National Neglected Tropical Diseases
RITM-DOH holds Research Forum on National Neglected Tropical Diseases
The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine held the first ‘National Neglected Tropical Diseases Research Forum’ from 16 to 17 June 2016 in the Manila Grand Opera Hotel. The forum’s primary objective is to develop a research agenda based on the...

RITM-DOH to hold 11th Postgraduate Course in Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine in March 2017
RITM-DOH to hold 11th Postgraduate Course in Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine in March 2017
MANILA – The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine – Department of Health (RITM-DOH) is set to conduct the 11th Postgraduate Course in Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine on 16 to 17 March 2017 at the RITM Auditorium in Alabang, Muntinlupa...

Second National Drug Resistance Survey on Tuberculosis in the Philippines
Second National Drug Resistance Survey on Tuberculosis in the Philippines
Tuberculosis, or TB, is a contagious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis which most frequently targets the lungs. The bacteria can be transmitted from person to person by droplet nuclei from the throat and lungs of people with TB. The latest...

Fact Sheet: Rabies
Fact Sheet: Rabies
Rabies is an acute infection of the central nervous system with a fatal outcome and no effective cure. According to the World Health Organization WHO, rabies ranks 12th among the major killer diseases with around 10 million people exposed annually....