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About The Alliance

With more accurate data about causes of death, governments and health institutions can better plan and prioritize efforts to improve health outcomes.

A relatively simple technique called Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling, or MITS, can help provide important data about potential causes of death, similar to the information obtained with a complete autopsy.

The MITS Surveillance Alliance aims to improve cause of death ascertainment through the expansion of the use of MITS globally. We facilitate the use of MITS by interested institutions and researchers and help grow the network of partners using pathology-based surveillance in various populations, geographies, and contexts.

News

JUST RELEASED: Incentive Grants The MITS Surveillance Alliance Secretariat has released a solicitation for small grants to expand the use of MITS. This includes funding and MITS kits for approved studies. The Request for Applications (RFA) process is open. To apply, please download the RFA   here

NOW AVAILABLE: Questions/Clarifications for the MITS Incentive Award Program - Updated on February 19, 2019
To review the responses from the MITS Surveillance Alliance please download the document  here

Reducing Infant Mortality An article published by the Gates Foundation's The Optimist newsletter discusses how CHAMPS, an Alliance member, is using MITS to help determine cause of death in newborns and ultimately reduce infant mortality in the future. read more

New Paper from the PURPOSe study published click here to read the paper

Recent Alliance Member Publications

Determining the Cause of Death Among Children Hospitalized With Respiratory Illness in Kenya: Protocol for Pediatric Respiratory Etiology Surveillance Study (PRESS) read it here

Exploring family, community and healthcare provider perceptions and acceptability for minimal invasive tissue sampling to identify the cause of death in under-five deaths and stillbirths in North India : a qualitative study protocol
read it here

What We Do

 

 

Collaborate

We drive the collaboration needed for high-quality and rapid learning on determination of cause of death with MITS by facilitating sharing and discussion of lessons learned, tools, and resources.

 

Expand

We help scale up the use of MITS globally by supporting a growing network of members to use pathology-based surveillance in various populations, geographies, and contexts.

 

Join Us

 

Improve

We improve the precision of cause of death information with MITS-generated data through the continuous assessment and adaptation of procedures.