The Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB) is a centre of excellence in scientific research. Its mission is to improve global health through research and training.
CRESIB was founded in 2006 as a response on the part of a group of Catalan institutions in the worlds of health and science to the challenges of international health. The supporting bodies are the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, the University of Barcelona (UB), the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS), and the Departments of the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan government) responsible for health and research.
The centre was founded in the firm belief that biomedical research—from molecular biology to clinical and epidemiological research—and the application of the resulting knowledge to the field of global health are key factors in improving the wellbeing of the world's most disadvantaged populations.
In 2010, the desire to extend the value chain from research to knowledge creation, management, transmission and application in the field, led to the creation of the Barcelona Institute for Global Health Institute (ISGlobal). Thereby, CRESIB is now the research centre of ISGlobal and the expertise provided by its scientific staff will allow both centres to promote excellence in global health research and contribute to its social impact.