Jackie Appiah refurbishes paediatric ward for children with sickle cell anaemia

Jackie Appiah

Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah has refurbished a paediatric ward at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana for children with sickle cell anaemia.

The 37-year-old shared a video from the well furnished and decorated ward on Instagram on Thursday.

She said it touched her heart to embark on the project after a friend of hers lost her life to sickle cell anaemia.

“I am pleased to be here to hand over a new daycare center called “Jackie’s Corner” for children suffering from sickle cell disease. Sometime last year my friend Jo-Anne Badu lost her life to sickle cell anemia.

“I hope this new ward gives them hope to keep living and keep fighting. I am honored to be here. I am privileged that I can smile and make others smile too. It is my pleasure to hand over ‘Jackie’s corner’ to the management of the Korle Bu Teaching hospital,” she wrote.

Jackie is known for caring for children.

In 2015, she celebrated her birthday with children from two orphanages in her home country.

She said, “This year, my management team and I decided to bring together over 60 kids from the Teshie and Osu orphanages to a kids play house at airport residential area to celebrate my birthday with them.”

Jackie was born in Toronto, Canada.

She has starred in many Nigerian movies including Black Soul and Bitter Blessing.