RITM, ANU, UQ, and CU train DOH staff on geospatial data management

In collaboration with the Australian National University (ANU), University of Queensland (UQ), and Curtin University (CU), the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), through its Parasitology Department, rolls out its geospatial data management training course for Department of Health (DOH) personnel this May to June 2022 in order to capacitate staff on Geographic Information Systems continue reading : RITM, ANU, UQ, and CU train DOH staff on geospatial data management

DOH, RITM, WHO establish subnational laboratories to expand the country’s capacity in detecting vaccine-preventable diseases

The Department of Health (DOH), through the leadership of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) and the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), is establishing seven subnational laboratories (SNLs) for the detection of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) in the Philippines. The SNLs, located in various regions of the country, lay the foundation of a continue reading : DOH, RITM, WHO establish subnational laboratories to expand the country’s capacity in detecting vaccine-preventable diseases

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 the MO2 Westown Hotel, Smallville, Iloilo City. The conference served as an avenue where the key continue reading : DOH-HPCS, DPCB gather HEPOs for Risk Comm Conference

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

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 we as staff of RITM – so much is also expected of us especially in terms continue reading : SRU orients first-line responders on Public Health Surveillance Systems in PH

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. Through CBRS, hospitals and local health facilities will adapt an early warning and rapid response continue reading : RITM, GARC, LGU intensifies rabies prevention and control with new community-based surveillance system

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 Region. The DOH MIMAROPA Region, in collaboration with the Provincial Health office of Palawan and continue reading : DOH-MIMAROPA awards RITM for contribution in fight against Malaria

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 Fact Sheet here. RITM Dermatology Clinic: (02) 842-6282