Madonna visits Malawi for 1st anniversary of pediatric unit opening

2018-07-17 10:54

Malawi — Madonna has returned to Malawi to celebrate the first anniversary of a medical facility named after one of the four children she adopted from the southern African country.

READ MORE: Madonna opens pediatric unit in Malawi

The pop star on Monday visited the Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre. In an Instagram post, the 59-year-old revealed that there has been "1 639 surgeries this year".

Her charity funded the facility, whose highlights include the first successful separation of conjoined twins in Malawi.

Madonna met the mother and aunt of the twins. She says they have been through a lot and it was good to "give them hope."

The pop star is now considering a new project in Malawi, thanks to adopted son David Banda.

The plan? Establish a soccer academy. David says he dreams of Malawi making it to the World Cup.

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