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Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta

Year 2009

  • 28/12/2009

    The Order involved in significant developments in leprosy research

    The Order of Malta’s programme in France, consisting of financial support for laboratory research and clinical trials for leprosy, has provided important results. Launched in 2006, the programme refutes the World Health Organization’s declaration, in reply to the question of whether “leprosy has been eradicated”, that “only research has been wiped out” (WHO January 2007 […]

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  • New diabetic clinic for pregnant mothers at Holy Family Hospital


    Emergency aid in the north of the country

    Malteser International has started relief measures in the districts of Marsabit, Samburu and Isiolo, the most severely affected north of the country with a population of 365,000 people. In co-operation with the local Catholic dioceses Malteser International will provide six health centres, two hospitals and one hospital dispensary with drugs and medical consumables for the […]

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  • 18/12/2009

    The pro-patron’s message to the Order of Malta’s members

    I wish all the Dames and Knights of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta my best wishes for a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year, a year which will be distinguished by a coherent Christian testimony in all situations. With simple and profound words the Holy Father Benedict XVI recalled that at Christmas the […]

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  • 10/12/2009

    Meeting with the President of Gabon Ali Ben Bongo Ondimba

    During the meeting, President Ondimba expressed his appreciation for the Order’s humanitarian work. He stressed the prestige it enjoys and hoped that it will be able step up its presence in his country. The Grand Chancellor confirmed that the Order was willing to commit itself further in Gabon and set up a round-table to pinpoint […]

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  • 09/12/2009

    The Grand Master receives the Foreign Minister of Georgia Vashadze

    This morning the Foreign Minister of Georgia Grigol Vashadze was received by Fra’ Matthew Festing in the Magistral Palace. Minister Vashadze conveyed to the Grand Master the people of Georgia’s great gratitude to the Order of Malta for the medical assistance given in August 2008 during the conflict with Russia. During a work meeting held […]

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  • New diabetic clinic for pregnant mothers at Holy Family Hospital


    The Order of Malta in the Swine Flu Vaccination Campaign

    The Order of Malta’s volunteers in France have offered their services in the vaccination campaign against the AH1N1 virus infection, working in teams of nine to staff the Eure prefecture’s call centre. During their four-hour shifts they reply to the 600,000 people who have been called for vaccinations, booking them an appointment in one of […]

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