Nat’l Polio Lab trains CARAGA, Maynilad on environmental surveillance

In order to improve environmental surveillance (ES) activities and to orient new members of the ES network, the National Polio Laboratory (NPL) of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) capacitated its stakeholders via Zoom last February 10, 2023 on the ES process flow: planning, water sampling preparation, site sampling, collection and transport of samples, continue reading : Nat’l Polio Lab trains CARAGA, Maynilad on environmental surveillance

RITM, Germany strengthen health research efforts; launches Project BUKLOD

In collaboration with the Heidelberg Institute for Global Health (HIGH) and the University of Heidelberg in Germany, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) through its Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (DEBS) facilitated the training on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) on emerging and re-emerging infectious and neglected tropical medicines as part of continue reading : RITM, Germany strengthen health research efforts; launches Project BUKLOD

DOH integrates ILI, SARI, SARS-CoV-2 surveillance operations

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) as the Philippine National Influenza Center (PNIC) held its 6th Stakeholders’ Meeting from January 30 to February 2, 2023 to disseminate and discuss crucial updates on the national influenza sentinel surveillance operations, and to serve as an avenue to raise concerns encountered in the conduct of influenza surveillance continue reading : DOH integrates ILI, SARI, SARS-CoV-2 surveillance operations

RITM Virology capacitates trainers on NPS and OPS collection, handling and transportation

In collaboration with the Department of Health-Office for Health Laboratories (DOH-OHL), the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) through its Virology Department assisted by the RITM Committee for Learning and Development (RITM-CLD), conducted the 2nd Training of Trainers for Certification Training on Proper Collection and Handling of Nasopharyngeal (NPS) and Oropharyngeal Swab (OPS) on January continue reading : RITM Virology capacitates trainers on NPS and OPS collection, handling and transportation

Nat’l Polio Lab to erect Mindanao environmental surveillance lab and delve into wastewater-based epidemiology for SARS-CoV-2 detection by 2023

The National Polio Laboratory (NPL) of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) on December 7, 2022 informed its stakeholders through the 7th Polio Multistakeholders’ Meeting (MSHM) about updates on environmental surveillance (ES) of polioviruses and other pathogens in the Philippines; progress on the establishment of a concentration laboratory in Mindanao; and transition plans of continue reading : Nat’l Polio Lab to erect Mindanao environmental surveillance lab and delve into wastewater-based epidemiology for SARS-CoV-2 detection by 2023

NRL-BED concludes cholera rapid diagnostic test trainings for 2022

To further equip the regions to respond to possible cholera outbreaks, the National Reference Laboratory for Bacterial Enteric Diseases (NRL-BED) capped off its series of trainings on the use of Vibrio cholerae rapid diagnostic test (VC RDT) kits by capacitating a total of 139 participants  in San Fernando, La Union from November 17-18, 2022 and continue reading : NRL-BED concludes cholera rapid diagnostic test trainings for 2022

RITM launches its first learning management system

As part of its continuous efforts to improve delivery of training services, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) through its Committee for Learning and Development (CLD) launched the fully operational RITM-Learning, Education, And Resources Network (LEARN) – the Institute’s first in-house learning management system (LMS). The LMS officially went live after a series of continue reading : RITM launches its first learning management system

RITM celebrates Global Handwashing Day

Commencing the International Infection Prevention Week and in observance of the Global Handwashing Day, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) through its Infection Prevention and Control Unit (IPCU) conducted a series of hand hygiene activities for the Institute’s patients and employees last October 17, 2022. The IPCU Team members demonstrated the steps of proper continue reading : RITM celebrates Global Handwashing Day

RITM and Fumiya Sankai envision a no free-roaming dog PH

No free-roaming dog country – The Philippines is envisioned to emulate Japan in maintaining an environment free of stray dogs and rabies virus, explained RITM Molecular Biology Laboratory Head and rabies researcher Dr. Timothy John Dizon in the latest End Rabies with Fumiya episode with Japanese influencer Fumiya Sankai last October 3, 2022. In Japan continue reading : RITM and Fumiya Sankai envision a no free-roaming dog PH

RITM TTI-NRL staff recognized as one of PAMET’s 50 MedTech Movers

Mr. Kenneth Aristotle Punzalan of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) National Reference Laboratory for Transfusion Transmissible Infections (TTI-NRL) was recognized as one of the 50 movers in the field of Medical Technology in the Philippines during the gala and awards night of the 50th MedTech Week celebration organized by the Philippine Association of continue reading : RITM TTI-NRL staff recognized as one of PAMET’s 50 MedTech Movers