RITM Virology capacitates trainers on NPS and OPS collection, handling and transportation

In collaboration with the Department of Health-Office for Health Laboratories (DOH-OHL), the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) through its Virology Department assisted by the RITM Committee for Learning and Development (RITM-CLD), conducted the 2nd Training of Trainers for Certification Training on Proper Collection and Handling of Nasopharyngeal (NPS) and Oropharyngeal Swab (OPS) on January continue reading : RITM Virology capacitates trainers on NPS and OPS collection, handling and transportation

RITM-MBL leads Training Workshop for COVID-19 QAP Regional Implementers

The Molecular Biology Laboratory of Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM-MBL) launched the Training Workshop for Regional Implementers of the COVID-19 Quality Assurance Program (QAP) for SARS-CoV-2 Detection by Real-Time PCR on November 25, 2022 as part of the efforts to improve the nationwide implementation of the program. The training workshop is composed of a continue reading : RITM-MBL leads Training Workshop for COVID-19 QAP Regional Implementers

NRL-BED concludes cholera rapid diagnostic test trainings for 2022

To further equip the regions to respond to possible cholera outbreaks, the National Reference Laboratory for Bacterial Enteric Diseases (NRL-BED) capped off its series of trainings on the use of Vibrio cholerae rapid diagnostic test (VC RDT) kits by capacitating a total of 139 participants  in San Fernando, La Union from November 17-18, 2022 and continue reading : NRL-BED concludes cholera rapid diagnostic test trainings for 2022

RITM conducts competency-based training on malaria microscopy

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), through its Parasitology Department, conducted the Competency-based Training on the Microscopic Diagnosis of Malaria for two batches of medical technologists from various government and private health facilities and laboratories across the country. The four-day training course was a hybrid with two modality of instructions. The first two days continue reading : RITM conducts competency-based training on malaria microscopy

NRL-BED trains DOH Eastern Visayas on cholera rapid diagnostic testing

ORMOC, LEYTE – To aid in the screening of cholera in the region, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) National Reference Laboratory for Bacteria Enteric Diseases (NRL-BED) capacitated 51 participants from the Department of Health (DOH) Eastern Visayas on the use of Vibrio cholerae rapid diagnostic test (VC RDT) kits last October 18-20, 2022.  continue reading : NRL-BED trains DOH Eastern Visayas on cholera rapid diagnostic testing

RITM launches its first learning management system

As part of its continuous efforts to improve delivery of training services, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) through its Committee for Learning and Development (CLD) launched the fully operational RITM-Learning, Education, And Resources Network (LEARN) – the Institute’s first in-house learning management system (LMS). The LMS officially went live after a series of continue reading : RITM launches its first learning management system

RITM and Fumiya Sankai promote GARC Rabies Educator Course

The Reseach Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) through its ongoing Japan and Philippines One Health Rabies Project (JAPOHR), launched an episode on becoming a certified rabies educator last September 16, 2022 through the End Rabies with Fumiya video series on YouTube, hosted by Japanese influencer Fumiya Sankai and co-hosted by RITM Molecular Biology Laboratory Head continue reading : RITM and Fumiya Sankai promote GARC Rabies Educator Course

RITM trains on using multiplex PCR assay for Influenza and SARS-CoV-2 detection

Eight (8) laboratory staff from the RITM Virology Department and Molecular Biology Laboratory (MBL) trained on the use of Multiplex PCR assay for the detection of Influenza and SARS-CoV-2, under the supervision of experts from the California Department of Public Health on July 18, 2022 to July 22, 2022. The United States Centers for Disease continue reading : RITM trains on using multiplex PCR assay for Influenza and SARS-CoV-2 detection

RITM, ANU, UQ, and CU train DOH staff on geospatial data management

In collaboration with the Australian National University (ANU), University of Queensland (UQ), and Curtin University (CU), the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), through its Parasitology Department, rolls out its geospatial data management training course for Department of Health (DOH) personnel this May to June 2022 in order to capacitate staff on Geographic Information Systems continue reading : RITM, ANU, UQ, and CU train DOH staff on geospatial data management

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