- The Galatea Foundation was created with the aim of acting fundamentally to the benefit of the health of doctors and other health professionals.
- Assuring the wellbeing of doctors is considered imperative, as a doctor with good psycho-emotional balance can better help his or her patients to overcome their sufferings.
- To encourage strategies of health related self defence amongst doctors against risk factors relevant to the practice of their profession.
- To encourage healthy lifestyles among health professionals.
- To prevent avoidable illnesses among health professionals.
- To ensure that health professionals receive adequate treatment when they are sick.