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Disease & epidemics


New medical mission in the Dominican Republic by the Order of Malta Cuban Association

A team of 80 doctors, nurses, pharmacists and volunteers recently returned from a medical mission in the Dominican Republic where they treated some 800 patients at the ILAC Centre in Santiago.


Opening of new health facility in South Sudan

Malteser International has opened a new health centre in Yei River County, in the very south of South Sudan, a region where access to health care has been heavily limited due to the ongoing civil war.


Towards the 69th International Leprosy Day

On 28, 29 and 30 January, the Order of Malta will be taking part in the 69th World Leprosy Day. Leprosy, or Hansen disease, is one of the neglected diseases which is still present in many countries in the world.


Malteser International helps schoolgirls in South Sudan to protect themselves from Covid-19

Malteser International – the Order of Malta’s worldwide relief agency – has launched a project in 23 schools in South Sudan to raise awareness among schoolgirls on how to protect themselves from Covid-19 infections.


Vaccinations in St Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna

To counter the new wave of Covid infections, the Austrian government imposed a total lockdown on 22 November. At the same time the demand for vaccination increased exponentially. On the initiative of Cardinal Christoph Schönborn - Metropolitan Archbishop of Vienna and Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion of the Order of Malta - a Covid-19 vaccination centre was set up in St Stephen’s cathedral in Vienna.

Latest interventions

Covid cases continue to rise in Syria: Malteser International delivering oxygen and protective equipment

As Covid 19 cases continue to rise in Syria, supplies of testing kits and oxygen are beginning to run low while aid agencies are calling for a ceasefire to protect civilians.


Holy Family Hospital saving lives amid the Covid pandemic

Pregnancy is a special time full of excitement and hope, but for Marianne and George, the Covid 19 pandemic tainted this beautiful experience with fear, anxiety and uncertainty.


Ivory Coast: Saint-Jean Baptiste Hospital at the forefront of the fight against paediatric malaria

Every year, 400,000 people die of malaria worldwide and 67% are children. Since 2017, Order of Malta France has been running the paediatric department in its Jean-Baptiste Hospital in Ivory Coast, which has quickly become a regional reference point for children.


Covid 19: Malteser International warns on dangerous spread of virus in countries neighbouring India

In addition to India, its neighbouring countries are also reporting new peaks in coronavirus infections every day. In Nepal, the number has risen rapidly. Malteser International warns: “Last weekend alone, almost half of all coronavirus tests were positive.