The Order of St John, working to improve the health and wellbeing of people across the world
The Order of St John is a major international charity, accredited to the United Nations, whose organisations provide first aid, health care and support services in over 40 countries around the world. The Order's charitable work is carried out by the St John Eye Hospital Group in Jerusalem and St John Ambulance organisations worldwide - with volunteers and staff of over 400,000.
The Order of St John traces its origins back 900 years to the Knights Hospitaller from whom St John today derives its inspiration and maxims – Pro Fide Pro Utilitate Hominum, 'For the Faith and in the Service of Humanity.'
The Order of St John itself is an Order of Chivalry of the British Crown with 25,000 members around the world. The full name for the Order of St John is The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem.
"St John’s focus on primary health care, especially amongst the poorest of the poor, and its capacity to tap the most generous and caring human impulses, gives it a special place in our hearts"
Nelson Mandela, Bailiff Grand Cross of the Order of St John
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