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Madonna Attends Opening Of Children’s Wing At Malawi Hospital

July 12, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee

The Washington Post reports that Madonna attended the opening of a Malawi hospital’s children’s wing Tuesday that was funded by her charity and named after one of the four kids (11-year-old Mercy James, David Banda, Stelle and Estere) she adopted from the area. Malawi is located in southern Africa.

President Peter Mutharika said: “You started by adopting four Malawian children, now we are adopting you as the daughter of this nation.

Madonna said taht she grew up without a mother and wanted to do right by the Malawian children. She added: “There are so many things I never imagined I will do. I never imagined one day I will build this kind of a hospital. Never give up on your dreams.

The wing, called the Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, is part of the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in the city of Blantyre. It was built with the cooperation of Malawi’s health ministry. IT’s already up and running, as Madonna revealed last week it finished its first surgery.

Madonna’s Raising Malawi charity was created in 2006 to help with poverty and hardship for the country’s orphans and children. So far it built schools and paid for the children’s wing. Construction on the section of the hospital started in 2015. It includes three operating rooms for children’s surgery, a day clinic and a ward with 45 beds. Madonna previously visited the site last year.

She said last week: “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.

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