1. We want to initiate and implement undergraduate and postgraduate education and training programmes for health
  2. And other professionals to meet the needs of rural and other underserved areas.
  3. Provide a knowledge service to rural health practitioners.
  4. Foster and facilitate research into diseases that particularly affect rural and disadvantaged communities,
  5. As well as issues of access, equity, accountability and quality of the health services in rural and disadvantaged communities.
  6. Advocate appropriately for equity in the distribution of resources for health care in the country, through policy development and implementation.
  7. Foster and encourage networks of rural health practitioners and learners.
  8. Provide innovative leadership in inter- and transdisciplinary community interaction initiatives