RITM and Fumiya Sankai envision a no free-roaming dog PH

No free-roaming dog country – The Philippines is envisioned to emulate Japan in maintaining an environment free of stray dogs and rabies virus, explained RITM Molecular Biology Laboratory Head and rabies researcher Dr. Timothy John Dizon in the latest End Rabies with Fumiya episode with Japanese influencer Fumiya Sankai last October 3, 2022. In Japan continue reading : RITM and Fumiya Sankai envision a no free-roaming dog PH

RITM conducts 3rd Rabies Direct Fluorescent Antibody Test (DFAT) Training

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), through its Veterinary Research Department Special Pathogens Laboratory (VRD-SPL), conducted the third instalment of its Rabies Direct Fluorescent Antibody Test (DFAT) training course on September 26-30, 2022.  Eleven (11) veterinarians, medical technologists, and laboratory personnel from Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratories (RADDL) participated in the five-day training course. continue reading : RITM conducts 3rd Rabies Direct Fluorescent Antibody Test (DFAT) Training

RITM and Fumiya Sankai promote GARC Rabies Educator Course

The Reseach Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) through its ongoing Japan and Philippines One Health Rabies Project (JAPOHR), launched an episode on becoming a certified rabies educator last September 16, 2022 through the End Rabies with Fumiya video series on YouTube, hosted by Japanese influencer Fumiya Sankai and co-hosted by RITM Molecular Biology Laboratory Head continue reading : RITM and Fumiya Sankai promote GARC Rabies Educator Course

RITM Live brings focus on rabies and animal bites

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, through its Communication and Engagement Office (CEO), wrapped up the Rabies Awareness Month with the third episode of RITM Live: Ask the Expert series. RITM Animal Bite Treatment Center (ABTC) Head Dr. Mark Joseph S. Castellano headlined the episode broadcasted on March 31, shedding light on rabies and explaining continue reading : RITM Live brings focus on rabies and animal bites

Dog Population and Vaccination: Finding the Right Ratio to Achieve Rabies-Free Philippines

Dogs transmit 99% of cases of recorded human rabies deaths. It is estimated that 59,000 human deaths occur annually worldwide due to rabies. The annual average of deaths due to rabies in the country is 231, putting us behind in the goal of achieving a Rabies-free Philippines by 2022. According to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), continue reading : Dog Population and Vaccination: Finding the Right Ratio to Achieve Rabies-Free Philippines

NTD Awareness Month: Rabies

January is World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Awareness Month. In line with this, let’s learn more about Rabies, one of the prevalent NTDs in the Philippines.

VRD-SPL train RADDLs, LGUs on dFAT

The Veterinary Research Department – Special Pathogens Unit (VRD-SPL) trained Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratories (RADDLs) and local government units (LGUs) on rabies diagnosis in the Intensive Training Course on Rabies Direct Fluorescent Antigen Test (DFAT) last September 2-6, 2019 at the RITM Training Center. Rabies dFAT is a diagnostic test in which brain tissue is kept with continue reading : VRD-SPL train RADDLs, LGUs on dFAT

RITM to enhance rabies lab surveillance with new histopathology equipment

Gearing towards improving laboratory surveillance system for rabies elimination, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM)inaugurated histopathology equipment donated by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Friday, May 10, 2019. Following the Philippine-Japan cooperation to establish a rabies prevention and treatment network model in 2018, RITM, with support of JICA and the Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory 3 continue reading : RITM to enhance rabies lab surveillance with new histopathology equipment

VRD leads 1st Rabies Conference, Lab Diagnostic Procedure Workshop

RITM, through its Veterinary Research Department conducted the first Rabies Conferenceon March 18, 2019 at the RITM Auditorium and a week-long Rabies Laboratory Diagnostic Workshop on March 19-22, 2019 at the RITM Training Center. The conference served as an avenue to disseminate various significant research findings and updates on ongoing RITM researchers and joint surveillance projects with private and continue reading : VRD leads 1st Rabies Conference, Lab Diagnostic Procedure Workshop