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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

  • 30/07/2004

    Sudan: healthcare and midwifery kits reach health centres in Darfur

    Support for the 40,000 people who live in northern Darfur comes in the form of Primary Healthcare and Midwifery kits, distributed by Birke Herzbruch, Aid Coordinator of the Order of Malta Emergency Corps (ECOM), in cooperation with UNICEF. The kits, given to three health centres in Shingil Thobaya and in Thabit in rural regions in […]

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  • 01/07/2004

    Special delivery at the order’s holy family hospital in Bethlehem

    On Saturday 26th June, at 6:20 in the morning, Huda Ali Rashid, a 33 year-old patient from the village of Za’atarah, East of Bethlehem, gave birth to quintuplets, 4 girls and a boy. Huda had been hospitalised under observation at Holy Family Hospital for the previous two months. Together with her doctor, she chose the […]

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  • 22/06/2004

    Three new units inaugurated in the St. John the Baptist hospital

    The St. John the Baptist Hospital, managed by Acismom (Association of Italian Knights of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta), has enlarged and inaugurated three new units: the Outpatients’ Pavilion, the Day Hospital and the Leisure Centre. The Baduel pavilion is now ready to house specialist outpatients’ departments for ophthalmology, surgery, dermatology, ear, nose 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]