Antimicrobial Resistance
ARSP 2017 Data Summary Report
ARSP 2017 Data Summary Report
The DOH-ARSP implements an antimicrobial resistance surveillance on aerobic bacteria from clinical specimens. The surveillance collects culture and antimicrobial susceptibility data from its 24 sentinel sites and 2 gonorrhoeae surveillance sites. These sentinel sites participate in an external quality assessment...

See and Sequence project holds Advisory Board Meeting
See and Sequence project holds Advisory Board Meeting
“The quality of genomic sequences from RITM is at par with the sequencing done at Sanger,” says Silvia Argimon, the Lead Genomic Epidemiologist of the Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute on the laboratory capacity...

RITM continues Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
RITM continues Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Following the completion of the Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Training Program for Level III Hospitals last year, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) kick starts the AMS program, this time for Level II Hospitals. RITM convened its first batch of...

RITM joins fight against Antimicrobial Resistance
RITM joins fight against Antimicrobial Resistance
WHO Philippines Essential Medicines and Health Technologies Consultant Ms. Carmela Barcelona presents the Global Problem on Antimicrobial Resistance. Have you ever wondered what might happen if medications people rely on to treat or prevent infections eventually stop working? Simple –...