RITM is PH’s first Monkeypox testing lab

RITM Special Pathogens Laboratory staff prepares reagents during optimization of assay for Monkeypox detection. The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), through its Veterinary Research Department’s Special Pathogens Laboratory, has formally announced the successful optimization of the assay for detecting Monkeypox on June 22, 2022 This makes RITM the first and currently the only facility continue reading : RITM is PH’s first Monkeypox testing lab

RITM Live zooms in on Dengue

In observance of the Dengue Awareness Month, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, through its Communication and Engagement Office (CEO), broadcasted the fourth episode of RITM Live: Ask the Expert series on the topic of dengue on June 09, 2022.  Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection causing a severe flu-like illness which could potentially lead continue reading : RITM Live zooms in on Dengue

RITM equips for monkeypox national response

RITM equips for monkeypox national response As one of the national agencies mandated to curtail infectious disease outbreaks in the Philippines, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) is now bracing for a possible surge in monkeypox cases in the country, alongside its COVID-19 pandemic response. Pursuant to the Department of Health (DOH) Department Memorandum continue reading : RITM equips for monkeypox national response

ARSP Holds its 34th Annual Meeting

The Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Reference Laboratory (ARSRL) hosted the 34th Annual Meeting of the DOH Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Program (ARSP) last May 19, 2022 via Zoom. The event was graced by the RITM Assistant Director Dr. Anna Duran who delivered the Welcome Remarks and by RITM Director Celia C. Carlos who gave a message as continue reading : ARSP Holds its 34th Annual Meeting

Portraying the stories behind vaccine hesitancy

The roll-out of recently developed vaccines against the novel pathogen SARS-COV-2 last March 2021 sparked polarizing debates surrounding the concept of vaccines or bakuna across all media platforms. Despite the longstanding triumph of vaccines in eradicating infectious diseases, you would still be surprised by the number of Filipinos unwilling to get vaccinated despite its availability. continue reading : Portraying the stories behind vaccine hesitancy

RITM, ANU, UQ, and CU train DOH staff on geospatial data management

In collaboration with the Australian National University (ANU), University of Queensland (UQ), and Curtin University (CU), the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), through its Parasitology Department, rolls out its geospatial data management training course for Department of Health (DOH) personnel this May to June 2022 in order to capacitate staff on Geographic Information Systems continue reading : RITM, ANU, UQ, and CU train DOH staff on geospatial data management

ARG holds live online panel discussion on HIV

RITM, through its AIDS Research Group (ARG) and in partnership with various HIV treatment hubs, conducted the online panel discussion about HIV and antiretroviral therapy called ARG Collaborative Conversations 2022: Addressing the Effect of COVID-19 on Linkage and Continuum of Care on May 26, 2022.  Broadcasted live through the ARG Clinic Facebook page and the continue reading : ARG holds live online panel discussion on HIV

RITM conducts refresher training on Influenza Surveillance

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), through its Virology Department and Surveillance response Unit (SRU), conducted a refresher training on the procedures for Influenza-Like Illnesses (ILI) Surveillance on May 27, 2022 at the Bellevue Hotel, Alabang.  Thirty (30) medical and health professionals from various hospitals, health centers, and Regional Epedimiology Surveillance Units within the continue reading : RITM conducts refresher training on Influenza Surveillance

Dr. Celia Carlos wins Dr. Jose P. Rizal Memorial Award in Government Service

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) Director Dr. Celia Carlos was bestowed the Dr. Jose P. Rizal Memorial Award for Government Service in the 31st memorial awards of the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) yesterday, May 22, 2022. PMA Chairman of the Government Service Category Dr. Israel Francis Vargas honored Dr. Carlos as she bested continue reading : Dr. Celia Carlos wins Dr. Jose P. Rizal Memorial Award in Government Service

DENR, RITM ink Deed of Conveyance in favor of RITM expansion

The Department of Natural Resources (DENR) Acting Secretary Jim O. Sampulna and the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) Director Celia C. Carlos signed the Deed of Conveyance transferring the 9,077 square meter lot space within the Alabang Stock Farm property in Muntinlupa to RITM last April 8, 2022, at the DENR Office of the Secretary in continue reading : DENR, RITM ink Deed of Conveyance in favor of RITM expansion