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KIMA

Why KIMA?
Choosing Korea as your medical travel destination.
“We provide the most advanced,
reliable healthcare services in the world.”
Leading Healthcare in Asia
+ In Asia, Korea is one of the most advanced countries in healthcare.
+ The number of publications in medical science has been outstanding over the years.
+ Around the globe, the largest number of clinical trials is carried out in Korea.
+ Numerous international community services are performed, including staff training programs for doctors in developing countries, and Korea-funded projects aimed at helping developing countries build modern facilities with ODA funds.
+ It is our belief that Korea has the capabilities to serve international patients who are looking for top quality treatment at an affordable cost.
The Most Advanced & Reliable Healthcare Services
+ World-class healthcare services accompanied by highly advanced facilities and cutting-edge technology.
+ The top-quality of care provided are monitored continuously by the government through hospital accreditation and strict evaluation programs.
+ All general hospitals in Korea are not-for-profit organizations. Therefore, patient safety and satisfaction comes first rather than profitability.
+ International medical societies highly respect our physicians, specialists, and surgeons.
Affordable Prices
+ The overall price is only 20-30% of the cost in the US.
+ The price is less expensive than international hospitals in China and similar to the price of private hospitals in Singapore.
+ No matter the cost, the quality of care provided will satisfy everyone’s needs.
Easy Accessibility
+ Geopolitically, travel to Korea has never been easier.
+ Less than 8 hours flight distance from all Asian and East European Countries.
+ Direct flights are available from major cities in North America and Europe.
+ Waiting time for making appointments is no longer than 2 weeks.
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Who We Are
Korea International Medical Association (KIMA) is a government-private joint initiative established to promote Korea’s healthcare around the world. KIMA was launched in 2007 under the name of CKMP (Council for Korea Medicine Overseas Promotion) and changed its name to KIMA as it has expanded to become an association. As an official organization for medical tourism in Korea, KIMA is supported by the Korean government and serves as the “acting body” for a series of national policies regarding medical tourism.
The primary function of KIMA includes promotion of Korea’s healthcare to the international communities and fostering of safe and reliable healthcare infrastructures in Korea. KIMA works in partnership with Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), Korea Human Resource Development Institute for Health & Welfare (KOHI), and Ministry of Health & Welfare (MOHW) of Korea supports its activities. Currently, over 32 hospitals and clinics are actively involved as members of KIMA.
What We Do
In order to accomplish our mission, we are executing a series of projects to present Korea’s healthcare to the international communities. These projects include promotional activities, infrastructure-related activities and environment-related activities.
+ Promotional activities include online/offline advertisement, publication activities, hosting and participation in international conferences, and hosting events such as familiarization tours to Korea.
+ Infrastructure-related activities are based on preventing malpractice disputes to protect patients and healthcare providers in Korea. In addition, KIMA helps to develop human resources and facilities to meet the international standards.
+ Environmental-related activities deal with regulations and international network development to establish an environment that better serves international patients.
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    TEL : +82-43-713-8353, 8453, 8753 FAX : +82-43-713-8930 email : kimakorea@khidi.or.kr
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