Malawi’s Mercy James Centre For Paediatric Surgery And Intensive Care Now Open
On July 11, the Mercy James Centre for Paediatric Surgery and Intensive Care at the Queen Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, Africa, officially opened. According to “Variety,” the hospital was funded by Madonna’s charity, Raising Malawi, in collaboration with the Malawian Ministry of Health.
The new hospital, which will include an intensive care unit, will double the number of surgeries performed each year. According to Raising Malawi, the old hospital only had a four-bed intensive care unit for its 1,300 patients each day. The new hospital will also serve as a training center, allowing more local doctors to perform pediatric surgeries.