Surveillance and Response Unit
RITM warns public against COVID-19 testing fraud
RITM warns public against COVID-19 testing fraud
MUNTINLUPA CITY—The Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) warns the public against unscrupulous individuals posing as RITM employees offering swabbing services and issuing falsified SARS-CoV-2 confirmatory test results. The Institute was alerted of this illegal activity after receiving...

SRU orients first-line responders on Public Health Surveillance Systems in PH
SRU orients first-line responders on Public Health Surveillance Systems in PH
The RITM Surveillance and Response Unit (SRU) conducted an orientation on the Public Health Surveillance Systems in the Philippines on May 29, 2019 at the Crimson Hotel, Alabang. “The Department of Health, as well as the international community, have high expectations on RITM. So...

SRU begins outbreak manual roll-out to regions
SRU begins outbreak manual roll-out to regions
Donning and doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Four years ago, in 2014 when the first MERS-CoV case surfaced in Dubai, RITM Surveillance and Response Unit (SRU) Head Rowena Capistrano found herself being questioned by then-President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III...

RITM turns over portable outbreak kits to regions
RITM turns over portable outbreak kits to regions
RITM Director Socorro P. Lupisan (left) hands over the cary-blair transport media and yellow-top tubes to DOH Region IV-A Regional Director Dr. Eduardo C. Janairo (middle) and RESU IV-A Head John Bobbie S. Roca (right) to symbolize that proper collection...

RITM orients FETP Fellows
RITM orients FETP Fellows
RITM, through its Surveillance and Response Unit, oriented the four visiting Philippine Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) Fellows of the DOH Epidemiology Bureau on the significant role of laboratories, particularly the laboratory referral network in disease surveillance. The orientation was...

Surveillance and Response Unit holds 1st Annual Meeting
Surveillance and Response Unit holds 1st Annual Meeting
RITM-SRU team together with its stakeholders and participants at the 1st Annual Meeting. The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine through its Surveillance and Response Unit (RITM-SRU) organized its 1st Annual Meeting with partners and stakeholders on April 5-7 at the...