Madonna takes adopted kids back to Malawi to open hospital

American pop superstar Madonna (left) on Tuesday took her four adopted Malawian children - David Banda and Mercy James, both 11, and twins Esther and Stella Mwale, four - back to their home country for the opening of a children's hospital that her ch
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American pop superstar Madonna on Tuesday took her four adopted Malawian children - David Banda and Mercy James, both 11, and twins Esther and Stella Mwale, four - back to their home country for the opening of a children's hospital that her charity built. Named after her adopted daughter, the Mercy James Institute for Paediatric Surgery and Intensive Care located in Blantyre, Malawi's second-largest city, is the first such facility built in the country by Madonna's Raising Malawi charity.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 13, 2017, with the headline 'Madonna takes adopted kids back to Malawi to open hospital'. Print Edition | Subscribe