Helping people...
live a healthy life with dignity

Malteser International Americas is an affiliate of Malteser International, the global humanitarian relief organization of the Order of Malta. Through our U.S. headquarters, Malteser International Americas provides immediate disaster response and preparedness, as well as vital health care, nutrition, clean water, hygiene, and sanitation to vulnerable people in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Malteser International Americas operates major projects in four countries: Colombia, Haiti, Mexico and Peru. With the help of community-based partners and local Order of Malta Associations, children and families live healthier lives with dignity. We work closely with the three U.S. Associations: American , Federal and Western.

With over 100 projects annually in 25 countries worldwide, we provide emergency relief after disasters and support recovery efforts, bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and sustainable development. For nearly 60 years, we have been standing by those affected by poverty, disease, conflict and disaster.

Our Mission

  • Provide relief in the world’s major emergencies and forgotten crises, helping communities rebuild and recover;
  • Establish and promote primary health care services and contribute to better health through improved nutrition and food security;
  • Contribute to better health and dignified living conditions by providing access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene;
  • Create and operate social programs which help people secure their livelihoods and earn an income, thereby making them less vulnerable and reducing structural poverty;
  • Develop and support initiatives that reduce the risks of disaster, especially at the community level.

Our Values

We are committed to helping all peoples in all parts of the world, without distinction of religion, race or political persuasion. Our work is guided by Christian values and based on the humanitarian principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality. We follow strict, internationally recognized guidelines for humanitarian aid, such as the Sphere Project, Core Humanitarian Standards, and the Code of Conduct of the International Red Cross.

In everything we do, our priority is to ensure high quality standards through accountability and transparency.



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