COVID-19 TRAININGS

Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), as a National Reference Laboratory is mandated to provide training and capacity building for clinicians, medical technologists, laboratory staff, researchers, research staff and other allied health care professionals to ensure that the knowledge and skills for the diagnosis, control and prevention of infectious and tropical diseases reach the country’s health responders.

Furthermore, the Department of Health (DOH) authorized Research Institute for Tropical Medicine to designate and certify training providers capacitating licensed COVID-19 testing laboratories, including training for new techniques such as pooled testing, and providing the requisite training for laboratories securing license-to-operate as COVID-19 testing laboratories.

RECOGNITION OF TRAINING PROVIDERS

List of RITM-recognized training providers for RT-PCR
  1. University of the Philippines-National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH)/Philippine Genome Center
  2. San Lazaro Hospital
  3. Lung Center of the Philippines
  4. Baguio General Hospital
  5. Bicol Regional Diagnostic Reference Laboratory
  6. Western Visayas Medical Center
  7. Vicente Sotto Medical Center
  8. Cebu TB Reference Laboratory
  9. Southern Philippine Medical Center
  10. ENDEC for the modular/pop-up laboratories
List of RITM-recognized training providers for Biosafety
  1. University of the Philippines-National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH) National Training Center for Biosafety and Biosecurity
  2. Certified Advanced Biosafety Officers (graduates of PhABOT course)
RITM-recognized trainings of the Philippine Society of Pathologists (PSP)
  1. Training for Pathologists on COVID-19 Molecular Laboratory management
  2. Training on pooled testing

Guidlines on the Recognition of Trainings Providers for COVID-19 Related Trainings (Infographics)