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

Year 2009

  • 01/12/2009

    World AIDS day: in India HIV is fought on the trains

    Tamil Nadu is one of the Indian regions with the greatest number of AIDS victims. According to the latest United Nations statistics, some 2,500,000 Indians have HIV and 80% of them do not know they have contracted the virus nor how it is passed on. This is why Malteser International, the Order of Malta’s International […]

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  • 29/11/2009

    Ivan can hope again

    For Ivan Voloder, born nine years ago in Bosnia-Herzegovina, there weren’t many hopes of being able to live a normal life: Ivan was born with Hirschsprung’s Disease, a rare congential disorder that affects one in 4,000 children worldwide. Missing nerve cells in his intestine meant he couldn’t expel his waste normally. He needed surgery to […]

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  • 16/11/2009

    Disaster prevention activities awarded twice

    Preparing communities for disaster situations becomes more and more crucial in regions highly vulnerable to reoccurring natural disasters like in Pakistan: for its efforts to work with the local communities on this topic, the Malteser International field office in Muzaffarabad has now received an award from the government of the State of Jammu and Kashmir. […]

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  • 07/11/2009

    The Grand Master in Lebanon

    In the first, historic visit of a Grand Master to Lebanon, Fra’ Matthew Festing was received by the Head of State, met all the leaders of the different religious groups and toured the Order’s health and welfare centres in the country. A cooperation agreement was signed to strengthen the Order’s work in Lebanon. The meeting […]

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  • 06/11/2009

    The Grand Master received by Italian Senate Speaker Schifani

    The visit of the Order of Malta’s Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing to the speaker of the Italian Senate Renato Schifani, culminating with a lunch in Palazzo Giustiniani, took place in an atmosphere of great cordiality. During the meeting, the Grand Master recalled the ‘excellent and constructive’ relations existing between the Order and the Italian […]

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