Particular focuses of our health projects include fighting and preventing malaria, tuberculosis and HIV. We offer patients in Africa, Asia and the Americas examination, diagnosis and treatment services for these diseases, as well as advice and support to their loved ones for helping with care, and preventing the spread of infection.
In acute crises, international, regional and local teams of Malteser International health experts and physicians from the Order of Malta's global network provide emergency medical care on the ground. We are currently in the process of scaling up our emergency response capacity to be better prepared for future epidemics.
Acute crises such as war and natural disasters are extremely traumatic situations. People who live through such events often suffer psychological consequences from their experiences. Our commitment to health is not confined to healing the bodies of people affected by disasters, and our projects offer a variety of psychosocial care and support measures to help them find their way back to a normal existence.
We are an active member of the following international health networks:
Deepening our engagement with the WHO Global Health Cluster
As the only aid organization in the World Health Organization's network of international aid organizations to be based in Germany, Malteser International supports the Global Health Cluster through a special partnership. It provides two health experts that are able to undertake coordination in crisis areas: gathering and analyzing data to help to plan, implement, and assess medical aid measures better. According to the WHO, 65 million people are affected by war, disaster and displacement in the 24 countries where organizations belonging to the Health Cluster are active. The international community and all actors in the field of health need to react better and faster to the rising level of need. More information on our cooperation with the health cluster is available in the flyer you can download here.
Global Health Cluster partners' statement at the World Humanitarian Summit: Special Session on Global Health
Malteser International Newsletter: Project - health in humanitarian emergencies