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Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC)

Guest Faculty - United Kingdom - Dr. Luciano E. Mignini

Research Training Fellow, UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank Special Program of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction

Department of Reproductive Health and Research

World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Birmingham Women's Health Care NHS Trust

Birmingham, B15 2TG, (UK)

Dr. Luciano E. Mignini has extensive experience in conducting research in reproductive health especially the role of homocysteine in mapping the theories of preeclampsia. His work is widely published in various journals and books. He is also on the faculty of Centro Rosarino de Estudios Perinatales (CREP), WHO Collaborative Center in Maternal and Child Health, Rosario 2000, Argentina.

This Center was founded in 1984 by a group of obstetricians from the city of Rosario with the aim of improving maternal-infant health of the population through research, the training of human resources and the planning of activities related to health care. CREP's constitutional act states how these actions will be achieved. It includes research and teaching activities enabling the design of guidelines for perinatal care, publication of research papers, participation in and organization of scientific meetings on perinatology, organization of pre- and post-graduate teaching programs and fellowships and also the creation of a specialized library as well as a perinatal database.

The Center became a civil association with legal status N 10.265 in 1984 and was registered at the National Public Registration Office for Non-Profit Institutions under N 302 on August 21st, 1987. In February 1993 it was designated by the Ministry of Health of the Municipality of the City of Rosario as Co-ordinator of Research Activities conducted in all of the citys hospitals in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology. In July 1993, under resolution N 928/93, it was approved an Agreement of Collaboration in Research and Post-graduate Education between the Center and the Post-Graduate School of the School of Medicine of the National University of Rosario.

In April 1994, taking into account CREPs extensive expertise, the World Health Organization designated it as Collaborative Center in Mother-Child Health and Population.

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