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.
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