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RITM launches COVID-19 Immunization Program
RITM launches COVID-19 Immunization Program
MUNTINLUPA CITY–The Department of Health Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) conducted the ceremonial rollout of the first 10 doses of the ChAdOx1 nCov-19 vaccine today. Director Celia Carlos was the first person in RITM to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine....

RITM rolls out vaccination of donated 300 CoronaVac
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...

RITM participates in COVID-19 vaccine delivery simulation exercises
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...

RITM unveils 100th Malasakit Center
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...

RITM warns public against COVID-19 testing fraud
RITM warns public against COVID-19 testing fraud
MUNTINLUPA CITY—The Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) warns the public against unscrupulous individuals posing as RITM employees offering swabbing services and issuing falsified SARS-CoV-2 confirmatory test results. The Institute was alerted of this illegal activity after receiving...

RITM congratulates its new Scientist I
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...

Biosafety Guidelines for laboratories handling and testing respiratory specimen for laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19 using Rapid Antigen Detection Kit
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a virus responsible for the 2019 Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). It is a disease-causing human pathogen. It is vital that laboratories performing SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests and related laboratory procedures, including point-of-care testing, adhere to the...

RITM clarifies circulating news about antigen test kit
RITM clarifies circulating news about antigen test kit
MUNTINLUPA CITY—The Department of Health Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) clarified news reports from major media outlets stating that the Institute has recently announced antigen test kit evaluation results. “Recent news stories are making the rounds claiming that RITM...

RITM warns public of fraudulent solicitation
RITM warns public of fraudulent solicitation
MUNTINLUPA CITY—The Department of Health Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) warns the public to stay vigilant of suspicious phone calls, text messages, and social media posts soliciting donations and financial assistance for the activities and medical frontliners of the...

RITM announces temporary lab shutdown on Nov 1 & 2
RITM announces temporary lab shutdown on Nov 1 & 2
MUNTINLUPA CITY—As a precaution for the imminent landfall of Typhoon Rolly, the Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) will temporarily shut down its laboratory operations on November 1 and 2. This is to provide room for the implementation...