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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

  • 23/10/2002

    Extended facilities for patient care in rome’s historic centre

    Every day, more than 250 outpatients are treated at the Outpatients’ Clinic run by the Order in the heart of historic Rome, and the demand continues to grow. Last week, the Order’s head, Fra’Andrew Bertie, opened refurbished and extended premises for the Centre, funded by the Order’s own Association of the west coast of America. […]

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  • 13/04/2002

    Will babies still be born in Bethlehem?

    Over recent days, the dramatic situation in Palestine has focused media attention on the Holy Family Maternity Hospital in Bethlehem. This establishment, managed by the Order of Malta, is modern, well equipped and includes a neonatal unit. It is the only institution in the region. It is also the only place that offers expectant mothers […]

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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

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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]