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RITM hosts WHO-GHLC fellows
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...

RITM Chief backs TDR direction, urges WPRO participation
RITM Chief backs TDR direction, urges WPRO participation
RITM OIC Director IV, Dr. Celia Carlos, calls for regional action from the World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Region following the 42nd Joint Coordinating Board (JCB) session of the WHO Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) on June 25-26, 2019...

Global health leaders convene at the 72nd World Health Assembly
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...

NPL aids PNG in polio outbreak response
NPL aids PNG in polio outbreak response
WHO Temporary Adviser Dr. Merja Helena Roivanen demonstrates the concentration method for processing sewage samples to RITM and PNG laboratory staff. “We will be receiving sewage samples from Papua New Guinea (PNG) on a weekly basis to support them in...

RITM-DOH contributes to the world’s fight against Polio
RITM-DOH contributes to the world’s fight against Polio
MANILA- Another milestone in the Philippines’ fight against polio happened on 11 August 2016 at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine – Department of Health (RITM-DOH), as the National Task Force on the Laboratory Containment of Poliovirus destroyed all the...