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Nat’l Polio Lab gears for expansion and detection of more viral pathogens

The National Polio Laboratory (NPL) of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) conducted its sixth Multistakeholders’ Meeting last June 23, 2022 via Zoom to cascade important updates on environmental surveillance (ES), specifically the establishment of an ES Concentration Laboratory in Mindanao and the ES transition plan for the detection of other viral pathogens aside continue reading : Nat’l Polio Lab gears for expansion and detection of more viral pathogens

National Polio Laboratory strengthens strategies towards eradicating polio

“Together, let us transcend from the idea of ‘one last child’ to ‘one last virus’ to ‘poliovirus no more’,” urged Task Force for the Laboratory Containment of Poliovirus National Coordinator Dr. Lea Necitas G. Apostol to more than one hundred key stakeholders of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan last April 17 to 20, continue reading : National Polio Laboratory strengthens strategies towards eradicating polio

National Polio Laboratory toughens efforts for the PH Polio Endgame Plan

The National Polio Laboratory (NPL), housed at the RITM Department of Virology, wins the support of local academic institutions, environmental agencies, as well as research and military laboratories in strengthening efforts toward polio eradication in the Philippines. Key representatives from various institutions pledged their commitment to the Philippine Polio Endgame Plan during the Second Polio continue reading : National Polio Laboratory toughens efforts for the PH Polio Endgame Plan

RITM-DOH contributes to the world’s fight against Polio

MANILA- Another milestone in the Philippines’ fight against polio happened on 11 August 2016 at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine – Department of Health (RITM-DOH), as the National Task Force on the Laboratory Containment of Poliovirus destroyed all the poliovirus type-2 samples in the RITM National Polio Laboratory. “We are making history today as continue reading : RITM-DOH contributes to the world’s fight against Polio