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 requests for verification of a total of 27 COVID-19 test results from various private companies continue reading : RITM warns public against COVID-19 testing fraud

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 we as staff of RITM – so much is also expected of us especially in terms continue reading : SRU orients first-line responders on Public Health Surveillance Systems in PH

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 in front of secretaries from different departments of the Department of Health (DOH). The case continue reading : SRU begins outbreak manual roll-out 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 of samples should be observed to ensure quality of results. The Research Institute for Tropical continue reading : RITM turns over portable outbreak kits to regions

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 held during the Fellows’ on-site visit at RITM on June 21-22, 2018 at the RITM continue reading : RITM orients FETP Fellows

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 Crimson Hotel. RITM Surveillance Officer Rowena Capistrano led SRU’s first of many meetings. Capistrano explained continue reading : Surveillance and Response Unit holds 1st Annual Meeting