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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

  • 24/02/2004

    Letter from the sacre-coeur crudem hospital, Haiti

    In Haiti violence has escalated since armed opponents overran the northern city of Gonaives in early February. Anti government protests spiralled in late 2003 and turned increasingly fierce. Sister Ellen of the Daughters of Charity, CRUDEM hospital, Milot (65 beds and a Nutrition Centre), near Cape Haitien, which the Order’s American Association has been involved […]

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  • 09/02/2004

    New nursery inaugurated at the Order’s holy family hospital in Bethlehem

    ‘The deprived babies of Bethlehem,’ declared Director Dr Robert Tabash at the inauguration of a new nursery for the Holy Family Hospital there, ‘after their birth in this safe haven, can benefit from a beautiful and modern nursery during the first days of their lives.’ Dr Tabash thanked members of the Order worldwide who have […]

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  • 11/11/2003

    Healthcare programmes are stepped up in Angola

    Since the beginning of September, the Order of Malta German Emergency Corps (Malteser) has provided primary heathcare to 165,000 Angolans, including refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees, in Kuando Kubango in the southeast of Angola. Health facilities have been supplied with medicaments and medical equipment. Health workers have been trained and immunisation programmes are being […]

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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]