Emili Bargallo 2019Allow me to welcome you to Fundació Privada per a la Recerca i Docència Sant Joan de Déu (Sant Joan de Déu Research Foundation), which was created in 2002 to provide a framework for the research activity which is carried out in the biomedical and social spheres at Sant Joan de Déu Maternal and Children's Hospital in Esplugues, at Sant Joan de Déu Healthcare Park in Sant Boi de Llobregat, and in other healthcare centres of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God – Aragon-San Rafael Province.

The Foundation's fundamental aim is to contribute to the improvement of people's health and welfare by fostering, supporting and coordinating research and innovation. We strive to achieve efficiency and to strengthen our networked activities while always bearing closely in mind our institutional values and ethical commitment.

The scope of the Foundation's research is organised around our Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu, a medicine general research and a social research. You can find more information about these groups on this website. Our research covers seven areas of knowledge, primarily within the fields of maternal and children's health and mental health. We also have research groups working in other spheres, notably including that of socially vulnerable populations.

On this website you can find information about the activities which we carry out to spread the knowledge of some specific disorders, and information on all the actions we promote to win the support of everyone who, like us, is convinced that we can improve people's health by generating new knowledge.

Please let me bring these brief words to a close by encouraging you to become better acquainted with the Foundation and to actively cooperate with us. We also wish to express our most sincere thanks for the support which many of you are already providing us.

Emili Bargalló
Director of Fundació Privada per a la Recerca i Docència Sant Joan de Déu