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What is the Delta Variant?
What is the Delta Variant?
The Delta variant is an emerging mutation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that is now rapidly spreading across the globe. Here’s what we know about the COVID-19 Delta variant so...

RITM launches COVID-19 Immunization Program
RITM launches COVID-19 Immunization Program
MUNTINLUPA CITY–The Department of Health Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) conducted the ceremonial rollout of the first 10 doses of the ChAdOx1 nCov-19 vaccine today. Director Celia Carlos was the first person in RITM to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine....

RITM participates in COVID-19 vaccine delivery simulation exercises
RITM participates in COVID-19 vaccine delivery simulation exercises
MUNTINLUPA CITY—The Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH- RITM) participated in the full-scale simulation exercises of the cold chain and logistics management of COVID-19 vaccines on 09 February 2021, as part of the preparation for the rollout of...

RITM unveils 100th Malasakit Center
RITM unveils 100th Malasakit Center
MUNTINLUPA CITY—The Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) inaugurated the 100th Malasakit Center earlier today, 02 February 2021. The ceremonies coincided with the third anniversary of the Malasakit Center Program since its first unveiling at the Vicente Sotto...

38 RITM staff recover from COVID-19
38 RITM staff recover from COVID-19
MUNTINLUPA CITY—The number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases among the workforce of the Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) have reached a total of 45 last week. As of 27 April, however, 84.44%, or 38 individuals, have fully...

RITM temporarily scales down lab ops, prioritizes employee welfare
RITM temporarily scales down lab ops, prioritizes employee welfare
MUNTINLUPA CITY—As forty-three (43) of its workforce already confirmed positive for COVID-19, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) has scaled down its laboratory operations to give way to a thorough personnel testing and decontamination of its facilities. “Only RITM laboratories are...

How does RITM remain safe when handling COVID-19 patients?
How does RITM remain safe when handling COVID-19 patients?
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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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How does RITM perform COVID-19 testing?
How does RITM perform COVID-19 testing?
RITM strictly follows guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO) when responding to outbreaks. Our laboratories conform to global biosafety standards, where every test is performed by highly-trained laboratory scientists, and regularly calibrated equipment. Layout by Mikaella...