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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

  • 28/04/2012

    Holy Family hospital mark successful partnership in Bethlehem with USAID

    A seven-year venture between the Order of Malta’s Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem and the United States Agency for International Development was launched in September 2005. It’s aim was to help improve the quality of care given to Palestinian mothers and infants in the region. Joint projects have included the training of professionals, provision of […]

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  • tomograph hospital Djougou

    22/03/2012

    A tomograph for the hospital in Djougou

    The St. John of Malta hospital in Djougou, 460 Km from Cotonou, a town set in the intersection of six major roads, will soon be able to make use of a tomography service offered by the French Government to Benin. The 16-layer tomography system entrusted to the hospital by the Order of Malta will meet […]

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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

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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]