Dr. Borgstein is one of only four pediatric surgeons in the country, where an estimated 7.5 million children reside. Madonna's state-of-the-art facility opened its doors on July 11, 2017. It is the first of its kind in the country and was created to help "double the number of surgeries performed on children each year" while also increasing the chance of survival after critical surgeries, according to a post on the singer's charity website, Raising Malawi.
Malawi is a place close to Madonna's heart, as its where all of her adopted children (David, Mercy, Estere and Stelle) were born. The singer made her first visit to the country 12 years ago, and plans to next establish a soccer academy there, the Associated Press reports.