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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

  • 30/05/2007

    Fighting tuberculosis, HIV, malaria in Africa

    – Order experts in fact finding visit to Kenya, Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo. – Kenyan Vice President praises Order of Malta support on the ground. A team of Order representatives inspecting Malteser International projects in Kenya, Sudan, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo, was met by the Kenyan Vice President, Moody Awori, who […]

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  • Credentials presented by Morocco, Chile, Uruguay and Slovenia


    European hospitallers review annual progress

    Fifty members representing the European, US and Canada Hospitallers of the Order met in Paris last week to review charitable projects to date and to plan future works in the field. The Order has projects running in 120 countries, many of them sponsored by the European group. Special focus was given to the Order’s rehabilitation […]

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  • 20/03/2007

    India: opening of first HIV/AIDS prevention project

    Malteser International’s comprehensive AIDS project in 33 tsunami affected villages in the Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu is aimed at making the community aware of HIV/AIDS prevention, and how to care and support its victims. The area ranks second in India for prevalence of the disease. The project is designed to enhance quality of life for […]

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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]