Our foundation was established 25 years ago and both the foundation and our environment have changed. You only need to take a look and you will find changes that are imperceptible and not so imperceptible, that form part of our lives but seem to have been there forever. A good example of this is the means by which our INSPIRA bulletin reaches subscribers. Owing to this inquisitiveness that tends to happen on certain dates, we have looked back to understand what happened in 1984 and found a world immersed in a crisis that was perceived as enormous at that time, but is being surpassed by the present crisis, of which we still cannot see the end. Nonetheless, in this interval between one crisis and another, there were periods of everything, although the situation of children around the world has not improved substantially. Advances are always overpassed by new problems that are added to the former half-resolved ones and, all of this, despite the fact that non-profit organisations are also growing. And among the new problems affecting infancy in the developed world are undoubtedly those caused to the health by the environment.
This issue of INSPIRA will be different thanks to our birthday, and although not circumscribed within it, we haven’t been able to stop ourselves from offering you some thoughts on the evolution of children’s health around the world over the last 25 years. And we wanted this issue to have other opinions that could be added to our own. Thus, we invited two professionals of renowned prestige in their respective subjects, Doctors Ramon Folch and Jordi Sunyer, who offer us a transverse look at our core topic: children, health and the environment. You will not be disappointed.