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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


    Over 4000 lives saved in Milot

    With the highest rates of poverty and mother and child mortality in Latin America, Haiti finds support in Milot for its many needy through the Order of Malta’s three American Associations, which support the CRUDEM Foundation there, and its vital ‘Sacré Coeur’ hospital in Milot. With a nutritional centre linked to the hospital, 4,000 young […]

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  • Credentials presented by Morocco, Chile, Uruguay and Slovenia


    National award for the best tuberculosis treatment centre

    The Riruta diagnosis and treatment centre on the outskirts of Nairobi, financed by Malteser International, has won the 2007 national award as best tuberculosis treatment clinic. In the shanty towns of Nairobi – in which 50% the capital’s population live – the Order of Malta runs eight medical centres that assist 600,000 people. Their main […]

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  • Historic Papal visit Order hospital rome


    Historic Papal visit to the Order’s hospital in Rome

    The Grand Master: “The sick are at the heart of our mission”. “I should like to take this opportunity of my visit to your hospital, run by the Italian Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, to consign my Encyclical Spe Salvi to the whole Roman community, and in particular to those who, like […]

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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]