Polio
RITM supports ‘Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio’
RITM supports ‘Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio’
As part of the ongoing campaign of the Department of Health (DOH) against the recent polio outbreak in the country, RITM served as one of the Polio Patak Corners for the DOH Synchronized OPV Vaccination “Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio” in the National Capital...

NPL aids PNG in polio outbreak response
NPL aids PNG in polio outbreak response
WHO Temporary Adviser Dr. Merja Helena Roivanen demonstrates the concentration method for processing sewage samples to RITM and PNG laboratory staff. “We will be receiving sewage samples from Papua New Guinea (PNG) on a weekly basis to support them in...

National Polio Laboratory strengthens strategies towards eradicating polio
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...

National Polio Laboratory toughens efforts for the PH Polio Endgame Plan
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...

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