Madonna is one of the biggest philanthropists of the planet. On July 11, in Malawi to be opened a new paediatric unit built by star’s foundation Raising Malawi in the city of Blantyre.
Madonna loves Malawi, this African country is the homeland to her adopted children, so the pop diva is doing her best to help Malawian kids with the quality and reachable medical assistance. This year, the children’s wing at a hospital in Malawi singer has been building for two years completed its first surgery last week and will officially open July 11.
The Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, located at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in the city of Blantyre, had a soft opening and is the first of its kind in Malawi. It was built in collaboration with the Malawian Ministry of Health.
“When you look into the eyes of children in need, wherever they may be, a human being wants to do anything and everything they can to help, and on my first visit to Malawi, I made a commitment that I would do just that,”
Madonna said in a statement to The Associated Press.
Madonna’s foundation Raising Malawi is going to help local kids
In her statement regarding the new paediatric unit in Malawi, Madonna thanked every person who has joined her. This singer’s unbelievable journey started out as a dream but became a reality two years after, it is very fast as for Africa!
Madonna’s four children – David Banda, Mercy James, Stelle and Estere – were born in Malawi. The paediatric unit wing was named after 11-year-old Mercy. In 2016, the 58-year-old star visited the site of construction.
The pop star’s charity, Raising Malawi, has built schools in Malawi and has funded the new paediatric unit, which began construction in 2015.
The children’s unit includes three operating rooms dedicated to children’s surgery, a day clinic and a 45-bed ward plus a wonderful playroom, an outdoor play structure and inspirational murals curated by the creative singer and other artists.