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.

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News

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
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.