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Dog Population and Vaccination: Finding the Right Ratio to Achieve Rabies-Free Philippines
Dog Population and Vaccination: Finding the Right Ratio to Achieve Rabies-Free Philippines
Dogs transmit 99% of cases of recorded human rabies deaths. It is estimated that 59,000 human deaths occur annually worldwide due to rabies. The annual average of deaths due to rabies in the country is 231, putting us behind in the goal...

What you need to know about polio
What you need to know about polio
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Keeping an eye on polio
Keeping an eye on polio
On the 26th of June 2019, a three-year-old girl from Lanao Del Sur started developing a limp. With her legs becoming weaker each day, she eventually became unable to keep herself upright. Days later, she was paralyzed. If you have...

DOH, RITM, WHO establish subnational laboratories to expand the country’s capacity in detecting vaccine-preventable diseases
DOH, RITM, WHO establish subnational laboratories to expand the country’s capacity in detecting vaccine-preventable diseases
The Department of Health (DOH), through the leadership of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) and the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), is establishing seven subnational laboratories (SNLs) for the detection of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) in the...

RITM reiterates public warning against fraudulent solicitations
RITM reiterates public warning against fraudulent solicitations
MUNTINLUPA CITY—The Department of Health Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) is reiterating its call to the public to be cautious against individuals using the name/s of RITM officials to solicit monetary gain or any favor. RITM Director Celia Carlos...

Expanding praziquantel treatment to pregnant women in schistosomiasis-endemic areas
Expanding praziquantel treatment to pregnant women in schistosomiasis-endemic areas
Learn how praziquantel can help treat pregnant women in schisto-endemic...

Extending treatment of multibacillary Leprosy from 12 to 24 blister packs
Extending treatment of multibacillary Leprosy from 12 to 24 blister packs
Learn how treating Leprosy with 24 blister packs can significantly reduce its relapse...

The Four Elements of the Covid-19 Laboratory Network QAP
The Four Elements of the Covid-19 Laboratory Network QAP
The Quality Assurance Program (QAP) implemented by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) is a program that aids in the establishing and strengthening of the Laboratory Quality Management System (LQMS) or the set of processes implemented by laboratories to...

Lab Network QAP: Ensuring quality COVID-19 tests for all Filipinos
Lab Network QAP: Ensuring quality COVID-19 tests for all Filipinos
RITM was the first, and for a time, the sole COVID-19 testing facility in the country. The Institute led the capacity building of various labs in the country to help expand the national testing capacity; and is now implementing the...

Reviving Vaccine Uptake
Reviving Vaccine Uptake
Learn more about how we can revive the vaccination uptake in the...