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MITS in Action

Learn more about the use of MITS in the field and its use in informing pathology-based cause-of-death (CoD) ascertainment

The use of data and findings stemming from surveillance programs facilitate contributions to larger initiatives aimed at improving global CoD information. This evidence-in-action work results in MITS-informed CoD research used to develop, implement interventions, or inform policy addressing public health challenges in order to prevent mortality globally.

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Lessons from a Study of Under-Five Deaths in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Learn about a program using MITS supplemented by verbal autopsies to define the causes of under- five (U5) mortality at home, in a vulnerable peri-urban community in the outskirts of Buenos Aires. There, infant and child mortality rates exceed those in middle-class communities – situated just 20 miles away – by severalfold.
Kasturba Medical College Manipal. Images of the Research Team.

A Study of a Tertiary Care Center in India (MITS BiNS)

Read about the validity of minimally invasive tissue sampling in determining the cause of death in stillbirths and neonates due to neurological insults in the brain.
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Cause of Death Study at Tertiary Hospital in Northern Tanzania (EMECaD)

Learn more about the effectiveness of MITS in establishing the Cause of Death among patients after short-term hospitalizations at a tertiary hospital in northern Tanzania.
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Determining Efficiently the Cause of Death among Adults and Generating Mortality Evidence at MITS Alliance Unit Nepal (DECODE-MAUN)

Read about a Nepalese study called DECODE-MAUN at Gandaki Medical College and Teaching Hospital in Pokhara looking at how MITS can help overcome autopsy-related objections from relatives in Nepal.