Operational Structure

All of the Order’s Centers operate according to the standards set by the Ministry of Public Health.


The SMCs are managed on a daily basis by a representative of the partner congregation, foundation or by the Order of Malta in Lebanon directly.



The Centers’ management is responsible for overseeing the day to day activities by:


- Ensuring that the patient's reception to the Centre is in line with the Order's values

- Ensuring that the quality of treatments and services are in compliance with the Order's regulations

- Coordinating with the Center's doctors and the medical committee

- Overseeing the delivery of the needed medicine from the Central Pharmacy

- Acquiring all the required medical and paramedical equipment

- Setting the required budget in order to guarantee the operation’s sustainability and review all expenditures and taxes

- Implementing, managing and/or supervising the donor’s specific request



The Executive Bureau:


The Executive Bureau is at the heart of the Order’s activities as it coordinates between all the Centers. It is in charge of validating key projects, supervising the activities of these Centers and running key departments: social, medical, technical, financial...

It is also in charge of the bi-lateral relations with the Lebanese Public Authorities and is responsible for submitting annual reports and budgets.


The Central Pharmacy:

All medical drugs are stored in a central storage facility from which they are dispatched to the centers according to their needs. The Central Pharmacy is located in the center of Ain El Remmaneh and is run by a pharmacist who is also in charge of the coordination with the suppliers and health authorities. A common list of medical drugs have been recently implemented by the medical committee to all the Centers, thus securing the quality and sustainability of the prescribed medicine.


Recent regulations in Europe governing the use and distribution of medical drugs have made things much more challenging for the SMCs here in Lebanon. The SMCs are constantly facing shortages of the necessary medical drugs, and are now obliged to buy them from different sources, hence raising substantially the budgets that the Order has to secure each year.