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Nudging towards vaccination
Nudging towards vaccination
‘Nudging’, defined as altering the environmental context in which a decision is made or a certain behavior is enacted, has shown promising results in several health promotion strategies. Read on to learn how the nudging technique can increase vaccine...

Revitalizing the IMCI Program
Revitalizing the IMCI Program
The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) is a global strategy to reduce morbidity, mortality, disability and promote growth and development of infants and children under five years old.  The Philippines implemented IMCI in 1996. Read more to learn how the...

RITM kicks off 2022 Women’s Month celebration
RITM kicks off 2022 Women’s Month celebration
The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) through its Gender and Development Focal Point System (GFPS), begins its month-long celebration of activities anchored on the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) multi-year theme, “We Make CHANGE Work for Women” this March....

Verify your training certificate via RITM LDIS
Verify your training certificate via RITM LDIS
The public and interested parties are now able to verify the legitimacy of an RITM-issued training certificate through the verification system featured in the Institute’s Learning and Development Information System (LDIS). To verify a certificate, the system will require the...

RITM completes 2nd batch of biosafety training for 2022
RITM completes 2nd batch of biosafety training for 2022
As part of its annual series of biosafety trainings, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) through its Biorisk Management Office (BRMO) has recently concluded its second batch of biosafety trainings for this year last February 18, 2022. The February...

RITM Live tackles Leprosy and other skin concerns
RITM Live tackles Leprosy and other skin concerns
Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) through its Communication and Engagement Office (CEO) aired the second episode of RITM Live: Ask the Expert series with Dermatology chief, Dr. Ma. Teresita G. Gabriel on February 28, 2022 via Facebook Live in...

RITM achieves ISO 9001:2015 recertification
RITM achieves ISO 9001:2015 recertification
The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) received its International Organization for Standardization (ISO 9001:2015) recertification from global leader for inspection services TÜV Rheinland on 22 January 2022. In the recertification audit last November 2021, TUV Rheinland Lead Auditor Eric Santos announced...

Strengthening Surveillance of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (TB)
Strengthening Surveillance of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (TB)
The 2018 Philippine Tuberculosis (TB) Drug Resistance Survey is the latest among a series of periodic nationwide surveillance activities spearheaded by the National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory (NTRL). These surveys aim to measure the prevalence of drug-resistance in bacteriologically confirmed cases....