July, 2020

CHAMPS findings published in Lancet Global Health
Findings from a multi-site analysis of CHAMPS cases were published in The Lancet Global Health. "Initial findings from a novel population-based child mortality surveillance approach: a descriptive study" highlights the value of CHAMPS' laboratory and diagnostic approaches, namely minimally invasive tissue sampling (MITS), in identifying specific causes of stillbirth and child death in Africa and Asia. Link to publication

May, 2020

Welcome New Grantees
We welcome and congratulate the four newest members of the MITS Alliance:
Abdul Momin Kazi, MBBS, MPH, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
Marcus Lacerda, MD, PhD, Fundação de Medicina Tropical (FMT), Manaus, Brazil
Stephen Obaro MD, PhD, FWACP, FRCPCH, FAAP, International Foundation Against Infectious Diseases in Nigeria (IFAIN), University of Nebraska Medical Center
Prof. D.E. Darlington Obaseki, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin City, Nigeria
For more information on the grantees, please read more.

November, 2019

MITS at TropMed 2019 Conference
Congratulations to our MITS Alliance partners on the important research being conducted that will be presented at the TropMed 2019 conference (November 20-24, 2019 in National Harbor, MD). In addition to presentations by our partners in the CHAMPS Network, here is a listing of MITS-related presentations at the conference. It’s great to see how much work with MITS is being presented this year!

New Grantee Spotlight
Learn how the DECODE-MAUN project is breaking new ground on the study of MITS in Nepal.
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October, 2019

New MITS Blog Posted.
When pathology and global health collide: RTI's Norman Goco and ISGlobal's Jaume Ordi discuss how we can learn from death to improve health around the world on RTI's Insights blog.
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September, 2019

New MITS Training Center Opening.
The Alliance recently conducted a Training of Trainers workshop to help launch a MITS training center in Nairobi Kenya. The center will be a hub for pathologists and pathology technicians to learn the latest techniques and best practices on the MITS procedure.
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May, 2019

In May 2019, we held our 2019 annual meeting in Seattle, Washington, USA.

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New Grants Awarded.
We recently announced the awardees of the Alliance’s latest round of incentive grants. Congratulations to all those who received grants — we look forward to following your work!
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February, 2019

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.