Preventing hazardous skin exposures in the workplace
through a comprehensive skin health program

Occupational Dermatoses (OD) is the top occupational disease especially among the marginalized workers. There is a paucity of formal data on the prevalence of OD locally except for specific occupations. Workers in the major industries in the Philippines such as manufacturing, construction, and agriculture are predominantly exposed to health hazards and are oftentimes neglected. The aim of continue reading : Preventing hazardous skin exposures in the workplace
through a comprehensive skin health program

Boosting Malaria Vector Control by Addressing Insecticide Resistance

Insecticide resistance amongst malaria vectors may render vector control interventions ineffective if not properly addressed. This may lead to increased malaria cases in provinces with ongoing transmission and may render provinces under in elimination phase and those earlier declared malaria-free at risk of reintroduction and/or re-establishment. Since several provinces continue to report imported cases from continue reading : Boosting Malaria Vector Control by Addressing Insecticide Resistance

PROCEDURE FOR DMPC TREATMENT OF GLASSWARE AND PLASTICWARE

Techniques and experiments in molecular biology employed in the study of infectious diseases greatly rely on information obtained by studying the genetic material from pathogens or of infected individuals. It is important that the laboratory work areas are clean and free from nucleases that can degrade DNA or RNA. Aside from work areas, commonly used continue reading : PROCEDURE FOR DMPC TREATMENT OF GLASSWARE AND PLASTICWARE

ARSP 2021 Data Summary Report

To know more about the data on the current status and developing trends of antimicrobial resistance of aerobic bacteria of public health importance in the Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Program of the Philippines, the ARSP 2021 Annual Report Data Summary is now available for download. (link to be used : https://arsp.com.ph/publications/)

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 confidence. 

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 IMCI project can be improved.

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. This year’s celebration focuses on the sub-theme, “Agenda ng Kababaihan, Tungo sa Kaunlaran”, highlighting women’s continue reading : RITM kicks off 2022 Women’s Month celebration

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 users to input the Certificate Control Numbers and the surname of the participant or that continue reading : Verify your training certificate via RITM LDIS