RITM strengthens its sequencing capacity

Laboratory personnel from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) successfully passed the training on next-generation sequencing (NGS) hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) at RITM from September 19-23, 2022. Eight (8) RITM laboratory personnel – three (3) from the Molecular Biology Laboratory (MBL) and five (5) from the Philippine National Influenza Center (PNIC) continue reading : RITM strengthens its sequencing capacity

RITM Fellows complete TFC Bootcamp for Data Science and Analytics

Five staff of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (DEBS) underwent and completed the Training-Fellowship-Capstone (TFC) Bootcamp for Data Science and Analytics conducted by the Center for Strategic Futures of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP). The five staff, namely, Jarren Arshlle Arao, Chona Mae Daga, Jerric Rhazel continue reading : RITM Fellows complete TFC Bootcamp for Data Science and Analytics

RITM Director wins PRC’s Nubla Excellence and Outstanding Physician Award

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) Director Dr. Celia C. Carlos was bestowed the Eric Nubla Excellence Award and the 2022 Most Outstanding Physician Award by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) in the 49th PRC Awards in Manila Hotel on July 29, 2022. Dr. Carlos bested the four (4) nominated outstanding professionals and received continue reading : RITM Director wins PRC’s Nubla Excellence and Outstanding Physician Award

RITM trains on using multiplex PCR assay for Influenza and SARS-CoV-2 detection

Eight (8) laboratory staff from the RITM Virology Department and Molecular Biology Laboratory (MBL) trained on the use of Multiplex PCR assay for the detection of Influenza and SARS-CoV-2, under the supervision of experts from the California Department of Public Health on July 18, 2022 to July 22, 2022. The United States Centers for Disease continue reading : RITM trains on using multiplex PCR assay for Influenza and SARS-CoV-2 detection

PROCEDURE FOR DMPC TREATMENT OF GLASSWARE AND PLASTICWARE

Techniques and experiments in molecular biology employed in the study of infectious diseases greatly rely on information obtained by studying the genetic material from pathogens or of infected individuals. It is important that the laboratory work areas are clean and free from nucleases that can degrade DNA or RNA. Aside from work areas, commonly used continue reading : PROCEDURE FOR DMPC TREATMENT OF GLASSWARE AND PLASTICWARE

RITM staff recertified as Level 1  Malaria Microscopist and Top 1 Performer in ECAMM Workshop

Mr. Sherwin A. Galit of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) was recertified with the Level 1  Malaria Microscopist certificate and Top 1 performer in the recently concluded External Competency Assessment for Malaria Microscopy (ECAMM) Workshop by the World Health Organization (WHO) last June 27 to July 1, 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya. WHO awarded continue reading : RITM staff recertified as Level 1  Malaria Microscopist and Top 1 Performer in ECAMM Workshop

7 reference labs equipped in diagnosing VPDs

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), spearheaded by the National Reference Laboratories of its Virology Department, concluded the first of its many essential capacity-building activities for the seven Vaccine Preventable Disease Referral Laboratories (VPD RL) last June 20-24, 2022 at the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC), Iloilo City. Fourteen (14) medical technologists from the continue reading : 7 reference labs equipped in diagnosing VPDs

ARSP 2021 Data Summary Report

To know more about the data on the current status and developing trends of antimicrobial resistance of aerobic bacteria of public health importance in the Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Program of the Philippines, the ARSP 2021 Annual Report Data Summary is now available for download. (link to be used : https://arsp.com.ph/publications/)