The primary function of RITM is two-fold: to undertake research in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of tropical diseases of public health importance and to produce vaccines for the control of vaccine-preventable diseases. To be of utmost relevance to the national health policy and strategy, the research efforts are directed towards the development of new diagnostic techniques as well as effective and efficient strategies for the control of infectious and/or tropical diseases. Its research efforts are disseminated through local and international publications, presented in various scientific meetings and submitted to the health policy-making bodies.
Since the merge of the two agencies expanded the research activities, a research and development group was formed in order to support the selection, development and production of biologicals. An example of this is the improvement of the locally produced anti-venom with less side-reactions. To facilitate this a chromatography design purification system instrument is being used.
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