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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

  • 23/03/2005

    Cambodia: self-help initiatives to support referrals to health centres and hospital

    The Order of Malta’s German Emergency Corps is implementing a Village Emergency Referral project, supported by the Cambodian Canadian Health and Nutrition Initiatives Fund, in Oddar Meanchey Province in north-west Cambodia. Since 1st February 2005, volunteers in the 45 remotest villages have been trained in basic first-aid and referral plans are being set up. Due […]

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  • 04/01/2005

    The Order’s relief operations in south and South-East Asia: latest

    The situation in general has not changed in the last three days. As of 3 January, the estimated death toll has reached 150,000. A great humanitarian effort is underway in all affected countries to help the surviving victims and to bury the dead. Clean drinking water remains a major issue in most countries. The severity […]

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  • 30/12/2004

    Sudan: emergency expert describes the situation in Darfur

    ‘During the last four months the security situation in the crisis area has become even worse,’ says Birke Herzbruch, emergency coordinator of the Order of Malta German Emergency Corps, recently returned to Germany from Darfur. ‘Attacks on refugees, looting and banditry, clashes between the Sudanese Liberation Army and militia/government are causing death and injury, and […]

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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]