S H A M U P A Y  -  W E L C O M E

Runajambi, Institute for the Study of Quichua Culture and Health, is a non-profit Quichua (Inca) organization created under ministerial agreement No. 3973, on January 10, 1990. It is the first Quichua health research institution in Ecuador devoted to the physical and mental health of the First Nations of the Andes. 

The institute  is located in Otavalo, in the province of Imbabura. The region is surrounded by magnificent volcanoes and lakes, and has a perennial temperate climate. The Quichua culture and traditions and the richness of handicrafts production have rendered Otavalo an appreciated place for national and international visitors.

Thank you for your interest,

Mario Incayawar, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.