The Global Fund, through the Task Force for Global Health (TFGH), visited the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) on February 15, 2023. The TFGH Team, led by TFGH Senior Advisor Dr. Anthony Mounts, and TFGH Consultant for Asia and the Philippines Dr. Meng-Yu Chen, met with officials from the RITM Virology Department, OIC-Head Mr. continue reading : Task Force for Global Health visits RITM
DOH integrates ILI, SARI, SARS-CoV-2 surveillance operations
The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) as the Philippine National Influenza Center (PNIC) held its 6th Stakeholders’ Meeting from January 30 to February 2, 2023 to disseminate and discuss crucial updates on the national influenza sentinel surveillance operations, and to serve as an avenue to raise concerns encountered in the conduct of influenza surveillance continue reading : DOH integrates ILI, SARI, SARS-CoV-2 surveillance operations
A Paradigm Shift in Surveillance System
Investigating viral diseases requires a holistic approach to the epidemiologic triad: the agent, the host, and the environment. Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) or environmental surveillance (ES) has been an effective tool to assess viral transmission at a community level, especially for polio and antimicrobial-resistant pathogens. It can provide information on virus circulation and give data on continue reading : A Paradigm Shift in Surveillance System
RITM conducts refresher training on Influenza Surveillance
The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), through its Virology Department and Surveillance response Unit (SRU), conducted a refresher training on the procedures for Influenza-Like Illnesses (ILI) Surveillance on May 27, 2022 at the Bellevue Hotel, Alabang. Thirty (30) medical and health professionals from various hospitals, health centers, and Regional Epedimiology Surveillance Units within the continue reading : RITM conducts refresher training on Influenza Surveillance
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
What is Zika?
Know the key facts about Zika virus through this infographic.