Resources, And More
Are you a scientist, researcher or specialist interested in MITS or other relevant post-mortem areas in low-and middle- income countries? Learn how you can access the benefits of our Alliance.
From best practices to standardized procedures, we've compiled a list of must-have resources on the Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling technique.
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.
We've compiled stories about MITS in one location for your reference.
View our MITS stories here
MITS Mortality Surveillance Program Awards - Request for Proposals Available
The MITS Surveillance Alliance Secretariat has released a solicitation for Request for Proposals (RFP) to select MITS Surveillance Program sites. The initiative will focus on identifying up to five surveillance sites that will incorporate MITS into existing mortality surveillance programs. The RFP is available for download here.
MITS Alliance Supported Journal Supplement in Clinical Infectious Diseases Available
The journal supplement is a collection of methods, case studies, and findings from studies using MITS that was made possible from contributions from partners, members, and funding support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Link to the full PDF
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Recent Alliance Member Publications
Ultrasound-Guided Minimally Invasive Autopsy of Respiratory Muscles as a Safe and Cost-Effective Technique in COVID-19 Pandemic Era
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Post‐mortem biopsy of a patient with late exacerbation of COVID‐19 pneumonia
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Disseminated cryptococcosis in a deceased with HIV-1 diagnosed by minimally invasive tissue sampling technique
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What We Do
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.