The purpose of this study is to use minimally invasive tissue sampling to ascertain the cause of deaths in stillborn, infant, neonates, and pregnancy-related deaths instead of post-mortem (autopsy) as is usually the case.
Objectives of the project are to:
- Administer MITS in the investigation of the causes of deaths in the following groups;
b. Neonatal deaths
c. Maternal/pregnancy-associated deaths
- Administer MITS in the investigation of deaths in children aged 1month – 18years
- Explore socio-behavioral factors that are associated with acceptance or refusal of MITS