Research Institute for Tropical Medicine
RITM launches COVID-19 Quality Assurance Program
RITM launches COVID-19 Quality Assurance Program
MUNTINLUPA CITY—The Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) has formally launched the COVID-19 Quality Assurance Program (QAP) for the country’s COVID-19 Laboratory Network on 06 September. Assistant Secretary Nestor Santiago of the DOH Public Health Services Team welcomed a...

RITM commences hospital renovations; decreases bed capacity
RITM commences hospital renovations; decreases bed capacity
MUNTINLUPA CITY—The Department of Health Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) is set to reduce its 40-bed capacity to 17 starting Wednesday, August 25. The decrease in in-patient accommodations and activities come at the fore of the impending construction works...

RITM clarifies SOP on receiving samples
RITM clarifies SOP on receiving samples
MUNTINLUPA CITY—The Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) dispelled rumors surrounding the alleged non-acceptance of specimens collected from individuals unregistered with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). The national reference laboratory asserted that all its COVID-19 testing activities,...

We receive and test all samples that fit the criteria—RITM
We receive and test all samples that fit the criteria—RITM
MUNTINLUPA CITY—A string of malicious text messages being circulated among infectious diseases (ID) specialists prompted the Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH–RITM) Director Celia Carlos to clarify that RITM accepts the testing of all viable samples from COVID-19 patients and suspected cases. “I do not screen who...

Establishing COVID-19 Testing Labs
Establishing COVID-19 Testing Labs
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RITM-TOHOKU conducts Annual Research Forum
RITM-TOHOKU conducts Annual Research Forum
The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine and Tohoku University Collaborating Research Center for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases (RITM-TOHOKU) conducted its  Annual Research Forum on January 29, 2020 at the RITM Training Center Auditorium.  In her opening remarks, RITM Assistant Director Dr. Beatriz...

RITM leads International Course on Implementation Research
RITM leads International Course on Implementation Research
RITM, through its Training Office (TO), equipped six program managers and implementers with the know-how to develop an implementation research (IR) concept proposal.  Led by Department of Parasitology Head Dr. Fe Esperanza Espino, the four-day course aimed to foster a better appreciation of the IR...

Three Decades of HIV Treatment in PH
Three Decades of HIV Treatment in PH
Learn more about the changing profile and outcome of HIV and AIDS among RITM patients...

RITM, stakeholders talk malaria, NTDs in research forum
RITM, stakeholders talk malaria, NTDs in research forum
RITM researchers and collaborators discussed malaria and other parasitic neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) at a research stakeholders’ forum last November 27-29, 2019 at The A. Venue Hotel in Makati City. The forum discussed progress on the 2016 NTD research agenda and identified gaps...

NPL hosts WHO-WPRO training on poliovirus detection and characterization
NPL hosts WHO-WPRO training on poliovirus detection and characterization
The RITM National Polio Laboratory (NPL) hosted the World Health Organization-Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO-WPRO) Third Regional Hands-on Training on Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction Techniques for Rapid Detection and Characterization of Polioviruses from November 11-15, 2019 at the RITM Training Center. Alongside WHO-WPRO Representative...