Centro Rosarino de Estudios Perinatales (CREP) was created by a group of obstetricians in the city of Rosario in 1984. The aim of the institution was to improve maternal and child health through the research, the planning of health-care related activities and the training of human resources.
To produce information and knowledge through the conduct of research and the critical and systematic review of literature in order to contribute to the improvement of maternal and perinatal health from a human rights, social equity and gender perspective.
To improve the quality of life of women and their children through research, the production of knowledge, the planning of health policies and the dissemination of valid and updated scientific information in the field of health of women and their children and within the framework of respect for human, sexual and reproductive rights.
CREP maintains strong bonds with municipal, provincial and national health authorities. It was designated coordinator of the research activities conducted in all hospitals in the city in the field of maternal and child health by the ministry of health of the municipality of Rosario in 1993. In 1994, taking into account the extensive experience and work carried out by our institution, the World Health Organization designated it a collaborating center for maternal and child health.
CREP’s office is located in Rosario, Argentina, and consists of four areas: teaching, epidemiology, clinical investigations and translation. Other areas of support are: the virtual library, systems and administration.