The Medical Tourism Association (MTA; also known as Medical Travel Association or Global Healthcare Organization) represents the first membership based international non-profit trade association for the medical tourism and global healthcare industry. It is made up of the international hospitals, healthcare providers, insurance companies and medical travel facilitators, but other affiliated companies and members actively participate as well.
The common goal of all of them is to promote the highest level of quality of healthcare to patients in a global environment. According to this primary goal, the Medical Tourism Association is based on three principles: transparency in quality and pricing, communication and education.
This organization is also known by providing educational training, certification, as well as the other brand-development programs to a myriad of healthcare providers, hospitals and governments who are interested in developing a sustainable medical tourism program. It is also committed to raising consumer awareness of international healthcare options, hence specific initiatives are designed to increase the total volume of consumers who travel for healthcare.