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

Medical Facilities

Healthcare as a fundamental human right

Despite the universal right to health, thousands of people across the world live without basic healthcare. Too often in situations of war, violence and poverty the people with greatest needs are deprived of adequate medical treatment and drugs.

Our doctors try to bridge this gap in mobile clinics, hospitals and day-care centres. The Holy Family Maternity Hospital in Bethlehem is the only place for women of the region to give birth under good medical conditions. Its mobile clinic reaches isolated villages in the West Bank, caring for women whose medical needs would otherwise go unmet. The hospital is the only one in the area to have a neonatal intensive care unit and has become a benchmark for the entire region. Over 4,500 babies are born here every year.

In Africa there are some 20 hospitals with various specializations such as orthopaedics, gynaecology, general medicine, and others. In Great Britain. there are over 70 facilities for patients suffering from dementia. The Order also manages hospitals and ambulance services in Germany.

Across Lebanon the Order of Malta runs 28 medical facilities that serve both the local population and refugees. In California people unable to afford health insurance receive free healthcare in our clinics. Further south, in Bolivia dialysis treatment is available in the country’s second largest city, El Alto, for those who cannot afford it.

Medical Facilities - Latest Interventions

  • Credentials presented by Morocco, Chile, Uruguay and Slovenia


    Signature of an agreement with the Ho-Chi-Minh City hospital

    An agreement has been signed on 23 March between the Ho-Chi-Minh-City hospital of dermatology and venereology and the Ordre de Malte France. This signature occurred during the visit of the mission led by Arnaud de Viviès, director of international activities, and by Bernard Chabaud, surgeon, director of the leprosy elimination programme in this part of […]

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  • 20/05/2012

    Assistance to pilgrims en route to Fatima

    For thirty-six years the Order of Malta’s voluntary corps in Portugal (CVOM) has been offering medical assistance to pilgrims travelling to the sanctuary of Fatima. This year has been no exception and from 5 to 12 May over 250 volunteers – doctors, nurses, first-aid experts and rescuers – set up and ran six assistance centres […]

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  • Credentials presented by Morocco, Chile, Uruguay and Slovenia


    Guinea: a cooperation agreement signed with the Ministry of Health

    The President of the Ordre de Malte France, Thierry de Beaumont-Beynac, visited Guinea-Conakry from 10 to 14 April to sign a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Health. A technical agreement was also signed for the Pita surgery, point of reference for central Guinea, run by the Ordre de Malte France. During this mission, the […]

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The Order of Malta’s activities in 120 countries

Map indicates capital cities of countries where the Order of Malta runs medical, social, or humanitarian projects

The Order of Malta’s activities in 120 countries


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

Magistral Palace, Via Condotti, 68 Rome - Italy

Tel. +39.06.67581.1 | [email protected]