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ABOUT KHIDI

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Welcome

As the President of KHIDI,

I will fully carry out my responsibilities so that Korea’s health industry can play a pivotal role in realizing the Creative Ecnomy I would deeply appreciate your continuous encouragement and support.

President LEE Youngchan

Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) is a government-affiliated institution which performs professional and systematic support to develop domestic health industry and enhance health services.

Since its establishment in 1999, KHIDI has led expansion of healthcare R&D investment and building competitiveness of Korea's healthcare industry, i.e., health services, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food and beauty-cosmetic. We are also witnessing rapid growth of global healthcare sector - especially in attracting foreign patients and exporting healthcare service providers along with healthcare systems. This is a valuable outcome we have earned through years of efforts on global advancement and outreach in this sector.Since its establishment in 1999, KHIDI has been playing a major role in the industry development as the nation’s only one organization responsible for fostering health industry. While we have striven to produce more successful research outcomes by means of greater investments in Health Technology (HT) R&D, KHIDI also took the initiative in increasing competitiveness in different areas of health industry, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, foods, and beauty & cosmetics businesses.

Healthcare is a promising service and IT convergent industry which can balance domestic consumption and exports. It is also the most adequate industry for the 'New Era of Hope and Happiness for All the People' heralded by current Korean administration, as it accomplishes both growth and distribution by allocating fruit of industrial development to the less privileged.

Now is the time we need to create visible outcomes through actions. As the President of KHIDI, I will fully carry out my responsibilities so that Korea's health industry can play a pivotal role in realizing the Creative Economy.

I would deeply appreciate your continuous encouragement and support.
Thank you very much.