2017 was an important year for the Sovereign Order of Malta’s Colombian Association: besides celebrating its 60 years of medical and social assistance to the sick, the disadvantaged, rural communities and the elderly, the year ended with a positive balance in terms of projects carried out and humanitarian aid distributed. In 2017 some 110 thousand people benefitted from the activities organized in 22 departments of the country – which counts 32 in all – and medicines were distributed to the needy.