Madonna Opens World-Class Hospital for Children in Malawi

Madonna Opens World-Class Hospital for Children in Malawi - celebrity news
Malawi, President Mutharika with Madonna at the official opening. Photo courtesy
The President of Malawi, Prof. Peter Mutharika, called Madonna an adopted daughter of Malawi after the American celebrity yesterday opened a hospital hall for pediatric surgery and intensive care among children in the town of Blantyre.
Madonna Opens World-Class Hospital for Children in Malawi - celebrity news
Madonna Opens World-Class Hospital for Children in Malawi - celebrity news
"You started by adopting four children from Malawi and now we adopt you as a daughter of Malawi.You came to Malawi saw a need and looked after the children.This facility is a national pride," said President Mutharika According to local media reports.

Madonna named the hospital after her adopted Malawian mother Mercy James. The singer expressed frustration during the adoption process, saying it took nearly three years before the court allowed her to adopt Mercy; Explaining that Malawi makes it very difficult to adopt the single mother.
Madonna Opens World-Class Hospital for Children in Malawi - celebrity news
Madonna Opens World-Class Hospital for Children in Malawi - celebrity news
"I fought for Mercy and I won, we fought for this hospital and we won. Love conquers everything," said the 58-year-old celebrity.

Madonna adopted the Malawian children David Banda and Mercy James in 2006 and 2009 respectively and paired Esther and Stella Mwale earlier this year. She has two other children, Lourdes and Rocco, from previous relationships.

The state-of-the-art Mercy James Center for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. The children's wing has 56 beds, three theater halls, intensive care unit, high dependency unit, 46 main rooms and a recovery room. It is estimated that 700 surgical procedures will be performed each year.

"We will ensure that not only will it be a world-class children's hospital, but also a superior learning center, as much healing as it is empowerment," Madonna said at the opening The hospital.
Madonna Opens World-Class Hospital for Children in Malawi - celebrity news
Madonna Opens World-Class Hospital for Children in Malawi - celebrity news
11-year-old Mercy James, applauded and ululate the crowd after saying, "Many children and many lives will be saved. Thank you Mom, you're the bomb. "

Malawi's Health Minister Peter Kumpalume said the hospital will save lives of newborns in a country where infant mortality remains one of the highest in the world but is declining steadily.

"For our part, we will fully support the facility, we bring doctors and drugs," Kumpalume told Reuters.
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