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MERS-Cov Guide for healthcare facilities
MERS-Cov Guide for healthcare facilities
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a respiratory illness caused by a virus called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS-CoV. Last February 2015, RITM confirmed and managed the first Middle East Respiratory Syndorme Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case in the Philippines. ...

Interim guidelines for specimen collection, packaging, and transport
Interim guidelines for specimen collection, packaging, and transport
Ebola virus disease, more commonly called Ebola, is a viral hemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses. Control of outbreaks requires a systematic coordination between the community and the medical and laboratory personnel. This infographic illustrates the guidelines in specimen collection, packaging and...

RITM: Enabling effective response to MERS-CoV and other novel infectious disease threats
RITM: Enabling effective response to MERS-CoV and other novel infectious disease threats
The Philippines is prepared in responding to potential infectious disease threats with RITM’s capability for rapid detection methods, fully-equipped laboratories and hospital facilities, and trained personnel. This infographic illustrates the statistics received by the Surveillance and Response Unit on the...

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...

Raising the Bar for Malaria Research: Investigating Monkey malaria under three different lenses
Raising the Bar for Malaria Research: Investigating Monkey malaria under three different lenses
By Leah Melita G. de Ocampo, published in RITM Update Volume 2 Issue 2 (July to September 2015) In the photo: Entomologists at work. The entomologists of the Monkeybar Project conducting preliminary mosquito trapping using E-net, carabao-baited trap (CBT) and...