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

Order 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. Some medical interventions are unique: healthcare for inmates in Nairobi’s prisons, while others are pioneering: advanced therapy to treat dementia. 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

  • 15/11/2014

    The Czech Foreign Minister visits the Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem

    An agreement provides new medical equipment for the Order of Malta’s hospital Thanks to an agreement signed in Prague last month between the Czech Republic and the Sovereign Order of Malta, the Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem will soon be receiving a new neonatal cardiology unit. This equipment will further improve the services of a […]

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  • 30/10/2014

    Ebola: “We must join forces and act together – the time is now!”

    Interview with Dr. Marie Benner, Malteser International expert in Public Health. So far, the current Ebola outbreak has caused 5,000 deaths, and the number of new infections continues to rise. What makes this virus so difficult to stop?  So far, there is no vaccine against the Ebola virus (at least none that is approved for mass […]

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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 | info@orderofmalta.int