Madonna to meet President Mutharika on Friday
Madonna will meet Peter Mutharika, the new President of the Republic of Malawi, at his official Kamuzu Palace in the capital, Lilongwe on Friday, according to reports from the local media.
In the second day of her new visit to Malawi Madonna launched a 50-bed pediatrics ward at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in the city of Blantyre.
Sarah Ezzy, Director for Raising Malawi explains:
The new facility will double the number of surgeries for children performed at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital and will provide the first dedicated pediatric intensive care unit in the country.
Madonna’s was not exactly getting along with former president Joyce Banda but things changed under the new administration. State House Press Secretary Frederick Ndala issued this comment on Madonna’s visit:
We welcome Madonna as guest of the government and people of Malawi. The President appreciates the charity work she is doing for the people of Malawi.
Madonna with Dr. Eric Borgstein at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, where he launched a new project with Ministry of Health to construct a pediatric surgery and intensive care unit at the hospital. November 27, 2014.
Photo credit: Stringer/Getty Images via the Huffington Post.