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 scheme (EQAS) conducted by the reference laboratory to ensure quality of laboratory results. Periodic monitoring continue reading : ARSP 2017 Data Summary Report

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 of RITM. The RITM-ARSP’s “See and Sequence’: Genomic Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistant and High-risk pathogenic continue reading : See and Sequence project holds Advisory Board Meeting

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 participants, consisting of 13 government and six private hospitals across the National Capital Region, at continue reading : RITM continues Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

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 – there would be no more drugs for the bad bugs. This phenomenon is known as continue reading : RITM joins fight against Antimicrobial Resistance