Sovereign Military Hospitaller
Order of St John of Jerusalem of
Rhodes and of Malta

Humanitarian & medical works

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Ebola emergency in DR Congo. Malteser International working to prevent the spreading of the disease

On Thursday 17th May the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo was detected in Mbandaka, a city of more than one million people, prompting fears from medical experts that the outbreak will be harder to deal with than anticipated


Migrants and Refugees: Rome meeting between Order of Malta’s European Project Managers

In the meeting held yesterday and this morning in the Magistral Villa, operation managers of the Order of Malta’s projects in Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary discussed the main challenges and best practices for long-term interventions aimed at migrants and refugee

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The Order of Malta intervenes with emergency relief for Venezuelan refugees fleeing to Colombia

With over a million refugees now on Colombian soil, Malteser International - the Order of Malta’s worldwide relief agency - is providing emergency relief along the Colombian-Venezuelan border


Syria’s civil war – Another grim anniversary after 7 years

“The desperate situation in Eastern Ghouta is a horrible and predictable recurrence of the states of siege in towns like Homs and Aleppo,” says Janine Lietmeyer, Country Group Manager for Syria and Lebanon at Malteser International, the Order of Malta’s worldwide Relief Agency.

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World Leprosy Day: French volunteers take to the streets. 650,000 euro raised in 2017

Every two minutes a new case of leprosy is diagnosed in some part of the world. Contrary to common belief, Hansen’s Disease – the bacterial infection generally called leprosy – is present in 140 countries and continues to infect people, especially in some areas such as Asia and Africa, where half the world’s cases are recorded.


Holy Family Hospital: over 75,000 babies born since 1990

The hospital, situated a few metres from the Church of the Nativity, has the only neonatal intensive care unit in the entire West Bank.

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Health crisis looms on Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria

Malteser International and the Order’s delegation joint efforts