SMC and Good Neighbors Sign Partnership Agreement for Medical Assistance in Disaster Relief

On August 10, Samsung Medical Center and Good Neighbors, an international humanitarian and emergency relief NGO, signed a partnership agreement for medical assistance in emergency aid.


At a time when the importance of disaster relief is becoming increasingly pressing due to the rapid increase in the incidence of disasters worldwide, SMC and Good Neighbors decided to enter into the partnership agreement for stronger cooperation and systematic collaboration that are necessary for prompt and professional medical aid in emergency relief home and abroad.


President Kwon O Jung, Director of the Office of External Affairs Lee Joon-Hyeok, Chief of Social Contribution Team Kim Hyung Jin, and Head of Disaster Relief Division Yoon Hee attended the signing ceremony from SMC. From Good Neighbors, President Jin Ok Yang, International Development Division Director Sun Kim and International Relief Team Leader Kim Sung Jin joined the ceremony.


Under the new partnership agreement, SMC will provide medical staff and equipment at disaster sites and Good Neighbors will organize emergency relief teams, coordinate with the international society and provide logistic assistance. 


When the severe earthquake hit Nepal in April 2015, SMC sent an emergency relief team in cooperation with Good Neighbors and established a mobile clinic in the Gorkha region, which lost access to medical service due to the damage on roads, providing care for about 10,000 people in total.