Malta is a southern European country in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies 80 km (50 mi) south of Sicily, 284 km (176 mi) east of Tunisia, and 333 km (207 mi) north of Libya. The country covers just over 316 km2 (122 sq. mi), making it one of the world’s smallest and most densely populated countries. The capital of Malta is Valletta, which is also, at 0.8 km2, the smallest capital in the EU. Malta has two official languages: Maltese and English.
Malta has a long history of providing publicly funded health care. The first hospital recorded in the country was already functioning by 1372. Today in Malta we have both a public and private healthcare system, the public is known as the government healthcare service, where healthcare is free at the point of delivery.