Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika on Monday hailed American pop star Madonna for the projects which she is carrying out in the country.
During a meeting with the pop star at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe, Mutharika commended her for the progress made on construction of a paediatric surgery and intensive care clinic she is funding at Queens Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre saying that the project shows her commitment to Malawi hence government will support her.
“I believe the project shall have an enormous impact on government programmes aimed at saving lives of children in the country as well as on improving health delivery services in general,” Mutharika said.
During the meeting, Madonna briefed the Malawi leader about other projects she intends to carry out in Malawi.
“Construction works for the project are almost complete and I will now be moving to the second phase of the project which is procurement of equipment and furnishing of the clinic,” Madonna told Mutharika.
She further said that the hospital will mainly offer free services with a small section for paying patients. Once operational in early 2017, the clinic will be the first intensive care unit for paediatric surgery in Malawi.