DOH, RITM, WHO establish subnational laboratories to expand the country’s capacity in detecting vaccine-preventable diseases

The Department of Health (DOH), through the leadership of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) and the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), is establishing seven subnational laboratories (SNLs) for the detection of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) in the Philippines. The SNLs, located in various regions of the country, lay the foundation of a continue reading : DOH, RITM, WHO establish subnational laboratories to expand the country’s capacity in detecting vaccine-preventable diseases

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 sentinel sites, six SARI sites, and the Department of Health’s Epidemiology Bureau (DOH-EB) took part continue reading : PNIC leads training on ILI, SARI surveillance

RITM hosts WHO-GHLC fellows

RITM hosted the field visit of 23 fellows under the World Health Organization – Global Health Learning Centre (WHO-GHLC) last September 13, 2019.  RITM Officer-In-Charge Director III Dr. Beatriz P. Quiambao welcomed and presented the Institute’s services and best practices to the fellows from Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, Philippines, continue reading : RITM hosts WHO-GHLC fellows

Global health leaders convene at the 72nd World Health Assembly

Dignitaries from various member states of the World Health Organization convened at the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) held in Geneva, Switzerland on May 20-28, 2019. “Let me commend you all on the ambition of this year’s theme Universal Health Coverage: Leaving no one behind. The work that we do on a day-to-day basis may be different continue reading : Global health leaders convene at the 72nd World Health Assembly

Questions and Answers on Immunization and Vaccine Safety

Immunization is the most effective way to save lives and prevent life-threatening infectious diseases. There is a an estimated two to three million deaths averted each year because of vaccines and immunization. Learn more about the frequently asked questions about immunization and vaccine safety here.