Welcome to the MITS in Malawi Pathology Portal!

Researchers and clinicians from the MITS in Malawi study are working together to apply the technique of minimally invasive tissue sampling (MITS) to help determine cause of death for deceased pediatric patients engaged in inpatient care in Blantyre, Malawi. This study is currently a sub-study of the Childhood Acute Illness and Nutrition Network (CHAIN) Network, which seeks to identify clinical, social, and behavioral characteristics of children at risk of death during admission and after discharge from hospital to guide clinical trials and target interventions for high-risk children.

Additionally, MITS in Malawi is assessing the feasibility of post-mortem endoscopy and biopsy and examining intestinal pathophysiologic mechanisms via these samples.

MITS in Malawi includes robust social sciences research to determine parental, community, and health care worker perceptions and attitudes about MITS.

The WUPAX Telepathology Platform is a reliable, secure, and controlled-access resource that permits local and distance review of scanned whole slide images, photographs and endoscopy videos by study pathologists and collaborators.

This work is generously supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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