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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

  • New hospital centre in Nzibira


    New hospital centre in Nzibira

    A new hospital centre was recently inaugurated in Nzibira, in the South Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. With the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Canadian government, Malteser International has renovated the health centre built three years ago by the population, providing it with a better facilities – […]

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  • Credentials presented by Morocco, Chile, Uruguay and Slovenia


    Sanremo, a free medical clinic for people without health insurance

    The doctors who provide free healthcare will all be volunteers and the patients won’t have to pay any prescription charges: the clinic the Order of Malta has recently inaugurated in Sanremo (Imperia) is similar to that already operating in Genoa ‘reserved for needy people and families without welfare assistance’. Both represent a comparatively unusual situation […]

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  • 30/03/2010

    Chile: one month after the earthquake the Order of Malta’s twelve-month plans

    One month after Chile’s devastating earthquake and the subsequent tsunami, Malteser International with the Order of Malta’s Chilean Association and the Ambulance Corps of the ‘Auxílio Maltés’ association is organizing further interventions to continue humanitarian aid for at least another year. On 27 February an earthquake of magnitude 8.8 on the Richter scale with epicentre […]

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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]