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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

  • 27/07/2006

    Lebanon – urgent

    The text of the letter sent by Jean-Pierre Mazery, Grand Chancellor and Albrecht Boeselager, Grand Hospitaller of the Order to all the Order’s institutions: H.E. Marwan Sehnaoui, President of the Order’s Association in Lebanon, has just sent this information: “The situation in Lebanon is dramatic. The basic infrastructures, especially in South Lebanon and in the […]

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  • 26/07/2006

    Liban: brief overview of the general situation on the humanitarian level. 2nd report

    Situation Report from the President of the Lebanon Association of the Order of Malta H.E. Marwan Sehnaoui: As the military operations develop, the emergency problems Lebanon faces build up accordingly. Since 22nd / 23rd July, important factors were added to the disruption of ground communications as relay antennas for communications became war targets and trucks […]

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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]