ARSP 2021 Data Summary Report

To know more about the data on the current status and developing trends of antimicrobial resistance of aerobic bacteria of public health importance in the Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Program of the Philippines, the ARSP 2021 Annual Report Data Summary is now available for download. (link to be used : https://arsp.com.ph/publications/)

RITM hosts 31st Annual DOH-ARSP Committee Meeting

RITM, through its Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Reference Laboratory (ARSRL),hosted the 31st Annual Meetingof the Department of Health (DOH) Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Program (ARSP)  on May 21-22, 2019 at the RITM Auditorium. Laboratory Research Division Chief Dr. Amado Tandoc III welcomed all the participants, and Head of the RITM-ARSRL Dr. Sonia B. Sia followed with a presentation of a summary of the 2018 continue reading : RITM hosts 31st Annual DOH-ARSP Committee Meeting

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

RITM hosts the 1st National Institute for Health Research-Global Health Research Units (NIHR-GHRU) Project Meeting

RITM, through its Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Program (ARSP), hosted the 1st Annual National Institute for Health Research – Global Health Research Units (NIHR-GHRU) Meeting held on May 31-June 1, 2018 at the Acacia Hotel Manila, Philippines. In coordination with the Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance based at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and in partnership continue reading : RITM hosts the 1st National Institute for Health Research-Global Health Research Units (NIHR-GHRU) Project Meeting

ARSP celebrates 30th Anniversary

As part of the celebration of the Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Program’s (ARSP) 30th Anniversary, the RITM Antimicrobial Response Surveillance Reference Laboratory (ARSRL) hosted the annual meeting and research forum with the theme “Push on and Engage in the fight against Antimicrobial Resistance: our Legacy” on May 30, 2018 at the Acacia Hotel Manila. Various officials continue reading : ARSP celebrates 30th Anniversary

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