The Department of Natural Resources (DENR) Acting Secretary Jim O. Sampulna and the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) Director Celia...  Read More
Friday, 22 April 2022

The RITM National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory (NTRL) celebrated its 20th founding anniversary with a Thanksgiving Mass held on 01 April...  Read More
Tuesday, 5 April 2022

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, through its Communication and Engagement Office (CEO), wrapped up the Rabies Awareness Month with...  Read More
Friday, 1 April 2022

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine Animal Bite Treatment Center (RITM ABTC) reopened its doors to patients last March 21,...  Read More
Friday, 1 April 2022

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) formally received the PHP46 million worth of equipment and supplies from the Japan...  Read More
Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Latest Data

Global Update – Covid-19

Globally, 38,276,946 cases of COVID-19 were reported from December 2020 to January 29, 2021. All regions reported a decline in new cases except the Western Pacific Region. This downward trend is largely attributed to relative reductions in case incidence in several countries that contributed the highest numbers in recent months. During the same period, around 722,643 deaths have been reported. Europe, South-East Asia and Western Pacific regions showed a decrease in new deaths compared to last week.
MERS-CoV Lab-Confirmed Cases

Report as of 26 February 2021 (Source: Global Alert and Response WHO)
Ebola Outbreak Confirmed Cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Since the start of the epidemic, the cumulative number of cases is 3416, of which 3297 are confirmed and 119 probable. In total, there were 2240 deaths (2121 confirmed and 119 probable) and 1142 healed. s
H5N1 Reported Confirmed Case Worldwide Since 2003

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported the latest human case of avian influenza A(H5N1) in lao People's Democratic Republic on November 6, 2020
Report of Referred Samples

A total of 6,178 samples were received at RITM from different Disease Reporting Unit (DRUs) all overt the country based on diseases and syndromes under the Philippine Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (PIDSR) and local national outbreak response. The samples received this week is 13% lower compare to last week (5,995). The highest number of samples (1,291, 21%) were received last June 9, 2021.