South Korea Medical Tourism and Korea International Medical Association. KIMA is a government-private joint initiative founded to promote Healthcare in Korea internationally. KIMA was established in 2007 with the name of CKMP (Council for Korea Medicine Overseas Promotion) and changed its name to KIMA as it has become and association. As an official organization for Medical Tourism, KIMA is supported by the Government, and serves as the “acting body” for a series of national policies in regard to medical travel.
Korea International Medical Association. The primary function of KIMA includes promoting Korean healthcare to the international communities and fostering safe and reliable infrastructures. Currently over 30 hospitals and clinics are actively involved as KIMA members Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) and Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) are working with KIMA. In addition, The Ministry for Health, Welfare also supports KIMA activities.