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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

  • Hospitaller action across the globe


    Hospitaller action across the globe

    32 leading figures in the charitable activities of the Order – the Order’s Hospitallers – met in Dublin last week to discuss future strategies in their humanitarian aid and to review their work over the past 12 months. Hosted by the Order’s Irish Association, the Grand Hospitaller, Albrecht von Boeselager, presided over the 14th Conference […]

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  • 28/02/2006

    Sudan/Darfur: polio and measles vaccinations protect 30,000 youngsters

    The situation in Darfur is still tense: there is continuous fighting between Sudan Liberation Army and government troops and violence against the refugees inside and outside the camps. Due to the cold season, patients are increasingly suffering from acute respiratory diseases and diarrhoea; and small children and pregnant women face malnutrition. The population is very […]

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  • The Order of Malta's international medical and relief action


    The Order of Malta’s international medical and relief action

    CONFERENCE Rome, 5 December 2005, Palazzo Marini – Chamber of Deputies Ruins that before the tsunami were villages and towns in India, Cambogia and Vietnam. Villages in the deserts of Niger and Mali, the last outposts of people decimated by famine. Shelters for the homeless in Belgium, where so many victims of marginalization and poverty […]

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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]