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RITM reiterates public warning against fraudulent solicitations
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...

Expanding praziquantel treatment to pregnant women in schistosomiasis-endemic areas
Expanding praziquantel treatment to pregnant women in schistosomiasis-endemic areas
Learn how praziquantel can help treat pregnant women in schisto-endemic...

Extending treatment of multibacillary Leprosy from 12 to 24 blister packs
Extending treatment of multibacillary Leprosy from 12 to 24 blister packs
Learn how treating Leprosy with 24 blister packs can significantly reduce its relapse...

The Four Elements of the Covid-19 Laboratory Network QAP
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...

Lab Network QAP: Ensuring quality COVID-19 tests for all Filipinos
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...

Reviving Vaccine Uptake
Reviving Vaccine Uptake
Learn more about how we can revive the vaccination uptake in the...

UNDERSTANDING SARS-COV-2 RT-PCR TEST RESULTS
UNDERSTANDING SARS-COV-2 RT-PCR TEST RESULTS
Laboratory confirmation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is crucial in the pandemic response. To date, detection of unique viral sequences (genetic material) using nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs)...

RITM launches COVID-19 Quality Assurance Program
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...

Official Statement on the RITM Employees Association (RITMEA) mobilization
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...

RITM commences hospital renovations; decreases bed capacity
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...