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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

  • 01/09/2003

    Sudan: new Order of Malta clinic treats sleeping-sickness patients

    In the southern Sudanese town of Yei, the Order of Malta German Association has opened a new clinic for sufferers of trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness), a widespread disease in the Sudan. Government officials, representatives of the diocese of Yei and local dignitaries, together with the German Ambassador, took part in the opening ceremony. Since 1997, the […]

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  • 30/07/2003

    Zimbabwe: extension of healthcare programme

    With financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office, the Order of Malta was able to extend the basic healthcare programme in Zimbabwe. In cooperation with the “Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst” (German Development Service, DED) and the Diocese of Mutare, the Order of Malta Malteser Hilfsdienst, Germany provide several hospitals in Manicaland with drugs and medical equipment. […]

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  • 18/06/2003

    Red cross gold medal conferred on the Order’s italian military corps

    The 126th anniversary of the founding of the Sovereign Order of Malta’s Italian Military Corps was celebrated on June 14th at the Cecchignola Military Base. During the celebrations the Commander in Chief of the Italian Army, Lieutenant General Gianfranco Ottogalli, bestowed the Red Cross Gold Medal upon the Flag of the Military Corps in recognition […]

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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]