Runajambi is a Quichua (Inca) research institution devoted to the betterment of the Andean First Nations' physical and mental health.  Its mission is to: 

  • Contribute to the development of the Quichua society in general and to the improvement of Quichua health in particular.

  • Promote excellence in health research related to the study of the Quichuas’ health and medicine that could be of practical and direct benefit to the patients.

  • Assist in the design and development of primary prevention programs targeting the physical and mental health needs of the Quichuas and other First Nations of the Andes.

  • Participate in the development of culturally sensitive and culturally adapted health care programs.

  • Provide the necessary medical and technological assistance to the First Nations communities and organizations in their search for practical solutions to their health problems.

  • Promote the First Nations' control of their own health programs.

  • Disseminate the results of research and experiences gained from the work with the First Nations of the Andes.