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

RITM launches COVID-19 Quality Assurance Program

MUNTINLUPA CITY—The Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) has formally launched the COVID-19 Quality Assurance Program (QAP) for the country’s COVID-19 Laboratory Network on 06 September. Assistant Secretary Nestor Santiago of the DOH Public Health Services Team welcomed a total of 440 laboratory managers and representatives from licensed public and private testing labs during continue reading : RITM launches COVID-19 Quality Assurance Program

Official Statement on the RITM Employees Association (RITMEA) mobilization

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) has nothing but great respect and appreciation for all the untiring health workers and staff who compose our hallowed institution, especially in this global pandemic. Yesterday, the RITM Employees Association-Alliance of Health Workers (RITMEA-AHW) mobilized to request for the non-abolition of RITM under the Philippine Center for Disease continue reading : Official Statement on the RITM Employees Association (RITMEA) mobilization

RITM commences hospital renovations; decreases bed capacity

MUNTINLUPA CITY—The Department of Health Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) is set to reduce its 40-bed capacity to 17 starting Wednesday, August 25. The decrease in in-patient accommodations and activities come at the fore of the impending construction works at the Institute beginning September 8. “We have been working on this hospital and laboratory continue reading : RITM commences hospital renovations; decreases bed capacity

RITM rolls out vaccination of donated 300 CoronaVac

MUNTINLUPA CITY—The Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) rolls out the 300 donated CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccines to its healthcare workers today. RITM is one of the selected Level-3 hospitals catering to COVID-19 patients that were allocated with the Sinovac donation. The doses were apportioned to be administered to 300 employees for two days. A continue reading : RITM rolls out vaccination of donated 300 CoronaVac

RITM participates in COVID-19 vaccine delivery simulation exercises

MUNTINLUPA CITY—The Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH- RITM) participated in the full-scale simulation exercises of the cold chain and logistics management of COVID-19 vaccines on 09 February 2021, as part of the preparation for the rollout of the vaccination program for healthcare and essential workers nationwide. The simulation started from the arrival continue reading : RITM participates in COVID-19 vaccine delivery simulation exercises

RITM unveils 100th Malasakit Center

MUNTINLUPA CITY—The Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) inaugurated the 100th Malasakit Center earlier today, 02 February 2021. The ceremonies coincided with the third anniversary of the Malasakit Center Program since its first unveiling at the Vicente Sotto Medical Center in Cebu City. Malasakit Center is a program of the government that aims continue reading : RITM unveils 100th Malasakit Center

RITM congratulates its new Scientist I

MUNTINLUPA CITY—The Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) celebrates one of its homegrown scientists, Dr. Fe Esperanza Caridad Espino, for being conferred the rank of Scientist I by the Scientific Career Council chaired and co-chaired by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), respectively. Espino, the country’s continue reading : RITM congratulates its new Scientist I