The Foundation’s work is set within the frame of the activity of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God which, based on the concept of hospitality for all, seeks to welcome, attend to and help people and especially those who are most vulnerable or who suffer social-integration or health problems.
The mission of the Foundation is to contribute to the improvement of the health and welfare of people, fostering, supporting and coordinating research and innovation in the centres operated by the Order of Saint John of God in accordance with its values, seeking to achieve efficiency and to carry out its tasks through networked operation, bearing in mind at all times our ethical commitment and our scientific and social orientation.
The Foundation’s research is organised around its consolidated groups, on which further information may be found in this report, and around its emerging groups and those under formation, which are also listed in this document. Our research embraces 7 areas of knowledge, mainly in the fields of maternal and child health and mental health, although we also have groups involved in research in other spheres, notably including that of socially vulnerable populations.
In the year 2012, a total of 141 research projects were conducted, 130 of which received financing from Spanish entities and 11 from international entities. Likewise, 70 clinical trials and 52 post-observational studies were carried out.