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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

  • 16/12/2004

    Expansion of polio immunisation campaign in Darfur

    In November, the Order of Malta German Emergency Corps (Malteser) carried out stage two of its polio vaccination campaign in the north of Darfur, Sudan. Ralf Pahlmann, Malteser emergency expert and coordinator of this campaign, is convinced that the Darfur conflict with all the border crossings and failed vaccination campaigns is a main cause for […]

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  • 23/08/2004

    Turkey: new health centre for 3,000 people in former earthquake region

    At a festive opening ceremony to celebrate the new health centre co-financed by the Order of Malta German Emergency Corps (Malteser) with 75,000 EUR and the Turkish International Blue Cross (IBS), Muzaffer Baca, IBC’s vice-president, the governor of Izmit, the mayor of Yazlik and the regional representative in the Turkish parliament, all expressed their sincere […]

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  • 05/08/2004

    Assault in southeast Afghanistan: two malteser employees murdered

    Two local staff members of the Order of Malta German Emergency Corps (Malteser) were killed Tuesday 3 August in Southeast Afghanistan in an ambush. They were returning from the project area in Neak Nam in Zurmat District, Paktia Province, when at about 5 p.m. local time bullets were targeted at their car from a passing […]

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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]