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 of achieving a Rabies-free Philippines by 2022. According to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), continue reading : Dog Population and Vaccination: Finding the Right Ratio to Achieve Rabies-Free Philippines

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 Philippines. The SNLs, located in various regions of the country, lay the foundation of a continue reading : DOH, RITM, WHO establish subnational laboratories to expand the country’s capacity in detecting vaccine-preventable diseases

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 is warning the public regarding persons introducing themselves as Dr. Carlos, or representatives of Dr. continue reading : RITM reiterates public warning against fraudulent solicitations

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 ensure that test results are accurate and reliable as possible. It is a comprehensive set continue reading : The Four Elements of the Covid-19 Laboratory Network QAP

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 Quality Assurance Program (QAP) for the COVID-19 PCR Laboratory Network.  “Ah, yung ospital ng mga continue reading : Lab Network QAP: Ensuring quality COVID-19 tests for all Filipinos