MITS Surveillance Alliance Announces Site Selection for Three-Year Grant Awards
The MITS Surveillance Alliance (MITS Alliance) has awarded five grants to new surveillance sites that support the integration of the Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling (MITS) approach into existing mortality surveillance site systems. Read more 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
CHAMPS' Social-Behavioral Sciences Presentation and Discussion
CHAMPS will be hosting a presentation and discussion highlighting CHAMPS SBS related activities and objectives. Importantly, the webinar will also include presentations from across the network about conducting qualitative rapid assessments, which members of this group may be especially interested in.
You can find more information and register for the webinar here.
The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, November 2nd at 9am ET.
Pilot Research Program: 2022 Call for Applications
The CREID Network Pilot Research Program supports, trains, and mentors the next generation of emerging infectious disease researchers. This program will help develop capacity for emerging infectious disease research around the world through the performance of scientific research projects. For questions and to register for the informational webinar: email@example.com
Apply to Join the CHAMPS Network
CHAMPS is growing. We are accepting applications for a new CHAMPS site to be located in Nigeria, Pakistan, or Democratic Republic of the Congo. The first phase of the application process is the completion of the CHAMPS Site Assessment Survey. The completed survey is due Friday, September 10, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. EDT.
MITS at TropMed 2020 Conference
Congratulations to our MITS Alliance partners on the important research being conducted that will be presented at the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) 2020 conference.
All will be presented through an ePoster platform during poster sessions on Monday, November 16, Tuesday, November 17, and Wednesday, November 18. In addition to posters by our partners in the CHAMPS Network, here is a listing of MITS partner posters at the conference.
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
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.
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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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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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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In May 2019, we held our 2019 annual meeting in Seattle, Washington, USA.
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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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.