The Maltese Islands are located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, just 96 km south of Sicily. The population is distributed on the Islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino which together make up around 400,000 people. Malta is also a member of the European Union. The countries strategic position, beautiful beaches, rich historical background and attractive climate have allowed Malta to develop into a popular tourist destination.
In the year 2000, the first ever official ranking of the performance of health services was launched in The World Health Report. The report looked into healthcare systems and health achievements on an international scale, in which Malta placed second in the world. Malta continues to progress its health standards by upgrading their existing medical facilities as well as opening new state of the art health centres.
Malta, although small in size is filled with culture, beautiful sights, entertainment, delicious food and warm, friendly locals known for their hospitality. The country is bi-lingual having English as a second language. This means that you may put your mind at ease that all staff, surgeons, nurses, hotel staff, taxi drivers – effectively anyone you will meet will be able to communicate fluently using the English language.