RITM serves as the research arm of the Department of Health for infectious and tropical diseases of public health importance. With our multidisciplinary study groups, we conduct clinical trials, epidemiologic research, surveillance research, basic research, and laboratory-based research.

To be of utmost relevance to the national health policy and strategy, our research efforts are directed towards the development of effective and efficient strategies for the control of infectious and tropical diseases including new diagnostic techniques.

RITM Research Groups include:

  • Acute Respiratory Infections Research Group
  • AIDS Research Group
  • Dengue and other Arboviruses Research Group
  • Diarrhea and other Enteric Viruses Research Group
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Group
  • Filovirus Research Group
  • Leprosy and other Dermatological Diseases Research Group
  • Malaria Research Group
  • Medical Research Group
  • Rabies Research Group
  • Schistosomiasis Research Group
  • Tuberculosis Research Group

Dissemination of research data is done through local and international publications, presentation in various scientific meetings, and submission to the health policy-making bodies.

You may find research abstracts by RITM researchers via PubMed Central® (PMC). Click here to go to PubMed search page.