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The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) had its humble beginnings soon after the culmination of over a decade of negotiations between the governments of the Philippines and Japan for the establishment of a tropical medicine research center. RITM was tasked to plan and implement research programs for infectious and tropical diseases.
To be relevant to the national health policy and strategy, the research efforts of the Institute have been directed towards the development of new diagnostic techniques, and effective and efficient strategies for the control of infectious and/or tropical diseases. Its research efforts are being disseminated through local and international publications, presented in various scientific meetings and submitted to the health policy-making bodies.
Locally and internationally recognized leading institution for research, training, clinical and diagnostic services, and biologicals production in infectious disease by 2022.
Protect Filipinos against infectious diseases through the conduct of globally competitive research, training, clinical and diagnostic services and production of biologicals.