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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...

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...

Experts weigh in on PH disease outbreaks in research conference
Experts weigh in on PH disease outbreaks in research conference
Infectious disease experts discussed the Philippines’ public health crisis as it battles four outbreaks at the 3rd RITM Annual Research Conference held last December 11, 2019 at the Acacia Hotel Manila in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. The conference also highlighted the phenomenon on vaccine...

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...

NTRL presents research in 50th Union World Conference
NTRL presents research in 50th Union World Conference
Four researchers from the RITM National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory(NTRL) presented their researches in the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health held in Hyderabad, India from October 28-November 2, 2019. NTRL Research and Policy Section Science Research (RPS) Specialist II Dodge Lim presented his study...

Rizal health officers strengthen disease surveillance collaboration thru Project Matyag
Rizal health officers strengthen disease surveillance collaboration thru Project Matyag
Disease surveillance officers (DSOs) and coordinators (DSCs), hospital administrators, and health policymakers from four Rizal municipalities took part in a seminar-workshop on disease surveillance last October 22, 2019 at the Altaroca Mountain Resort and Convention Center in Antipolo City, Rizal. Working Together for...

PNIC leads training on ILI, SARI surveillance
PNIC leads training on ILI, SARI surveillance
The RITM Philippine National Influenza Center (PNIC) led a three-day Refresher Training on Influenza-like Illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI) Surveillance on November 11 to 13, 2019 at The Vivere Hotel, Alabang, Muntinlupa. A total of 54 participants from the 18 ILI...

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...