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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

  • Credentials presented by Morocco, Chile, Uruguay and Slovenia


    The Order’s Embassy in Bosnia Herzegovina sends medical supplies to the Sv.Vinko Paulski centre

    The new Catholic hospital ‘Sv. Vinko Paulski’, whose construction was promoted by Cardinal Pulji, Archbishop of Vrhbosna-Sarajevo, recently received medical supplies for its orthopaedics division from the Ambassador of the Order of Malta in Bosnia Herzegovina, Lorenzo Tacchella. The centre has been provided with 20 adjustable beds, eight wheelchairs, a cardiac defibrillator, a sphygmomanometer and […]

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  • 15/01/2001

    Health-care and hospitaller activities in the Republic of Chad

    The Embassy of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta in the Republic of Chad has sent an overview of the country’s political and social situation and a report on the medical activities carried out during 2000. The condition of the population of Chad, notwithstanding economic progress, is still precarious, complicated by the diffusion of prostitution […]

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  • 21/12/2000

    The Order of Malta and Italy sign health agreement

    On 21 December, the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and the Italian Republic signed an international agreement on relations between the Italian National Health Service and the Order’s health structures, managed in Italy by the Order’s Italian Association, a public-law body, the hospital of St. John the Baptist in Rome, Magliana, and the numerous anti-diabetic […]

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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]