RITM conducts 3rd Rabies Direct Fluorescent Antibody Test (DFAT) Training

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), through its Veterinary Research Department Special Pathogens Laboratory (VRD-SPL), conducted the third instalment of its Rabies Direct Fluorescent Antibody Test (DFAT) training course on September 26-30, 2022.  Eleven (11) veterinarians, medical technologists, and laboratory personnel from Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratories (RADDL) participated in the five-day training course. continue reading : RITM conducts 3rd Rabies Direct Fluorescent Antibody Test (DFAT) Training

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

RITM and Fumiya Sankai promote GARC Rabies Educator Course

The Reseach Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) through its ongoing Japan and Philippines One Health Rabies Project (JAPOHR), launched an episode on becoming a certified rabies educator last September 16, 2022 through the End Rabies with Fumiya video series on YouTube, hosted by Japanese influencer Fumiya Sankai and co-hosted by RITM Molecular Biology Laboratory Head continue reading : RITM and Fumiya Sankai promote GARC Rabies Educator Course

RITM strengthens its sequencing capacity

Laboratory personnel from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) successfully passed the training on next-generation sequencing (NGS) hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) at RITM from September 19-23, 2022. Eight (8) RITM laboratory personnel – three (3) from the Molecular Biology Laboratory (MBL) and five (5) from the Philippine National Influenza Center (PNIC) continue reading : RITM strengthens its sequencing capacity

RITM-BRMO Head hailed as BRAP 2022 Biosafety Champion

RITM Biorisk Management Office Head, Plebeian B. Medina, was chosen as the 1st Biorisk Association of the Philippines (BRAP) 2022 Biosafety Champion during the 5th BRAP Annual Convention and 3rd International Forum held on 03 September 2022.  “Nothing is more fulfilling than witnessing change and improvements in laboratories because of biosafety and biosecurity. We as continue reading : RITM-BRMO Head hailed as BRAP 2022 Biosafety Champion

New diagnostic algorithm may improve PH dengue diagnosis and surveillance – studies suggest

Through the Research and Innovation Office (RIO) of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Infection Biology Department Head Dr. Martin Lloyd Hibberd shared his analysis of dengue in the Philippines to public health practitioners in the country on 22 August 2022 via Zoom in support of continue reading : New diagnostic algorithm may improve PH dengue diagnosis and surveillance – studies suggest

DOH, RITM hold national forum on Antimicrobial Use Point Prevalence Survey

The Department of Health (DOH), through the collaboration of its Pharmaceutical Division (PD) and the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), conducted the 4th National Dissemination Forum (NDF) on the Antimicrobial Use Point Prevalence Survey on 25-26 August 2022 at the Crimson Hotel, Alabang. The two-day forum was simultaneously broadcasted live for online participants joining continue reading : DOH, RITM hold national forum on Antimicrobial Use Point Prevalence Survey

ARG breaks down HIV PrEP

The panelists answering questions from the participants during the open forum on 05 August 2022. In partnership with various HIV/AIDS treatment hubs, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) AIDS Research Group (ARG) conducted the 2nd installment of the ARG Collaborative Conversations series on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) via Zoom and Facebook Live on August 5, continue reading : ARG breaks down HIV PrEP

RITM Fellows complete TFC Bootcamp for Data Science and Analytics

Five staff of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (DEBS) underwent and completed the Training-Fellowship-Capstone (TFC) Bootcamp for Data Science and Analytics conducted by the Center for Strategic Futures of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP). The five staff, namely, Jarren Arshlle Arao, Chona Mae Daga, Jerric Rhazel continue reading : RITM Fellows complete TFC Bootcamp for Data Science and Analytics

RITM conducts 1st What the FAQs online forum on sex and monkeypox

To address close physical contact, such as those involved in sexual activities, as a risk factor in the transmission of the global problem of monkeypox, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) through its Medical Department conducted the What the FAQs?: Sex and Monkeypox online public forum via Zoom and the RITM Facebook page on continue reading : RITM conducts 1st What the FAQs online forum on sex and monkeypox