Conjoined twins separated at Queens


A team of local surgeons has today successfully separated conjoined twins at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, QECH, in Blantyre.

The surgery, led by pediatric surgeon Dr. Eric Borgestein, was done at the newly built Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care Unit.

Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care Unit

“Dr Borgestein and his pediatric surgical team have successfully separated the conjoined twins at Mercy James Centre #QECH. Operation went smoothly and the children are admitted in the Paediatric ICU,” the hospital tweeted.

Borgestein was born in Malawi and is a Professor of Surgery at the College of Medicine, a constituent college of the University of Malawi.

Pop star Madonna funded the construction of the Mercy James Institute which was opened in July last year. The unit is named after 11-year-old Mercy James whom Madonna adopted from Malawi.



  1. Zabwinodi zimenezi record brocken a round of applause indeed!!

  2. Congratulations to our team of Doctors lead by Professor Dr. Eric. who managed to patiently separated the conjoined twins, at Queens Elizabeth Hospital, in Blantyre Malawi.We do thank God for blessing you with His wisdom and knowledge. God bless you all. Amen

  3. Great work indeed. and thank you malawi24 for writing positive stories about our country. enough with negative stories!

  4. Zimenezo nde nkhani zabwibwino za malawi osati kutosana zala tsiku ndi tsiku pitiliza kukonza dziko lanu ndi kugwila ntchito yotamandika ngati imeneyi zikomo madotolo athu timakunyadilani

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