Ordre de Malte France

Originating from the oldest charitable organisation in the world, the Order of Malta France (OMF) is an association formed in 1927 and recognised as a non-profit organisation since 1928. OMF has always been hospitalier, with a mission to accommodate, assist and care for those weakened by life, and to train their caregivers.

The association is represented all over France by its 106 delegations (local offices) in the country’s various départements and arrondissements.

The Order of Malta France performs healthcare, assistance and medical training work internationally with the aim of enabling access to good-quality healthcare for everyone in 27 countries.

“It is our mission to bring help to populations, both in France and abroad, affected by disease, disability, addiction, conflict, natural disasters and any other plight. The Order of Malta France protects life from its beginning to its natural end. It also intervenes in civil protection operations, acts of solidarity and assistance for migrants."
Art.1 of the Statutes

Our Roles
Our staff and volunteer teams take action every day in:

  • Fighting Exclusion: accommodating and supporting people who are facing hardship (homeless or reintegration into society).
  • Helping Migrants and Refugees: social and legal support for people who have been refused asylum and people held in Administrative Detention Centres and helping refugees (persecuted minorities in the Middle East).
  • First Aid: public service work, training for professionals and volunteers, prevention, field work, first aid posts and international emergency response work.
  • Healthcare:
    - in France: running social-welfare and healthcare institutions addressing the fields of addiction, autism, disability and infant healthcare.
    - abroad: running maternity clinics, hospitals and pharmacies and providing material and financial assistance for healthcare institutions, implementing programmes of measures to fight major epidemics.
  • Training:
    - in France: training paramedics on first aid, risk prevention and on the professions within the healthcare and social-welfare sector.
    - abroad: training on first aid, on the paramedic profession and on ophthalmology and training for healthcare staff.

Our Values
The Order of Malta France puts humans at the heart of everything it does.
It draws on Christian values of respect for others, helping those less fortunate and the vulnerable with a view to achieving genuine human development. The shared foundation, the basis for the engagement of the volunteers and staff of the Order of Malta France, is based on:

  • the inalienable dignity of the human being
  • considering the social and interpersonal dimension of every person
  • caring about the hardship of others

In order to preserve the trust of all, the Order of Malta France remains neutral, allowing it to act in accordance with the values and principles that drive it. The Order of Malta France is independent and carries out public service work within the framework and limitations of the law.

Visit Their Website Back To Partners View