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DOH-HPCS, DPCB gather HEPOs for Risk Comm Conference
DOH-HPCS, DPCB gather HEPOs for Risk Comm Conference
The Department of Health (DOH) Health Promotion and Communication Service (HPCS)and the Disease Prevention and Control Bureau (DPCB) gathered the second batch of Health Education and Promotion Officers (HEPOs) from the Visayas Region and NCR for a two-day conference on Risk Communication last August 27-30, 2019 at...

RITM hosts 31st Annual DOH-ARSP Committee Meeting
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...

SRU orients first-line responders on Public Health Surveillance Systems in PH
SRU orients first-line responders on Public Health Surveillance Systems in PH
The RITM Surveillance and Response Unit (SRU) conducted an orientation on the Public Health Surveillance Systems in the Philippines on May 29, 2019 at the Crimson Hotel, Alabang. “The Department of Health, as well as the international community, have high expectations on RITM. So...

RITM, GARC, LGU intensifies rabies prevention and control with new community-based surveillance system
RITM, GARC, LGU intensifies rabies prevention and control with new community-based surveillance system
Muntinlupa is set to see heightened rabies prevention and control with the Community-Based Rabies Surveillance (CBRS) Project collaboratively launched by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), and the City Government of Muntinlupa....

DOH releases Health Priority Actions for 2019
DOH releases Health Priority Actions for 2019
To regain public confidence and trust to existing health programs of the government, the Department of Health (DOH) released the Universal Health Care (UHC) and Fourmula 1 Plus (F1) Health Priority Actions for 2019 through a Department Memorandum on December...

Read the RITMUpdate Volume 5, Issue III here!
Read the RITMUpdate Volume 5, Issue III here!
The RITMUpdate Volume 5, Issue III official newsletter covered the months of July to September 2018. Read through the entire newsletter here: RITM Newsletter Volume 5 Issue...

DOH-MIMAROPA awards RITM for contribution in fight against Malaria
DOH-MIMAROPA awards RITM for contribution in fight against Malaria
RITM Laboratory Aide Mr. Gil V. Gacita (second from the left) receives Lifetime Achievement Award The Department of Health MIMAROPA Region awarded RITM a plaque of appreciation for its unwavering commitment and invaluable support to the malaria program in MIMAROPA...

Fact Sheet: Dyshidrotic Eczema
Fact Sheet: Dyshidrotic Eczema
Dyshidrotic Eczema is a condition where the skin develops “sago-like” or “tapioca-like” fluid filled vesicles on the sides of the fingers, palms, and soles. This is usually itchy and may be subjected to scratching and manipulation. Download the Dyshidrotic Eczem...

PCAV: Saving lives one ampoule at a time
PCAV: Saving lives one ampoule at a time
Purified Cobra Antivenin (PCAV) was fondly dubbed as a “wonder drug” by the brain behind its standardization in 2009, Lilian S. Dancel, RMT, as it manifests observable changes in seconds once administered in a patient. “There was a patient rushed...

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...