After an exploratory mission in September 2006, Médecins du Monde (MdM)
France decided to plan and to implement an international humanitarian mission concerning the
access to health care of asylum seekers in Malta for a duration of 5 months starting from April
2007. The main objective of the mission was to foster the right to access
health care among the migrants living in detention and in the Open Centres. The humanitarian
mission in Malta was started on April 18th 2007. The MdM team - consisting of a nurse and a
medical doctor with a Master of Science in Public Health - offered medical consultations between
June 1st and August 30th in the two biggest Open Centres.