Mercy James Centre
The Mercy James Centre for Paediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, also Mercy James Centre, or Mercy James Hospital, is a specialized children's hospital in Malawi. The institute is located in the central business district of Blantyre, Malawi's second-largest city. MJC is located on the grounds of "Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital", the largest public hospital in Blantyre, to which it is affiliated. This is a brand new "state of the art" Pediatric Surgical Hospital with Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) facility. The only one of it;s kind in Central Africa.
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.