Veronica Bucket is a plastic bucket with a tap beneath it close to the bottom to allow one to wash their hands with soap “under running water” for hygienic purposes.
It is a creation of Veronica Bekoe a biological science professional who worked as a Public Health official with the Ghana Health Service.
It initially was used by laboratories and then later was adopted for schools and communities.
Madam Bekoe is a graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) who attended the university from 1968 to 1972 graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
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She invented the bucket at a time when Ghana needed to curb the spread of cholera and other water-borne diseases that had become a health hazard.
The bucket is currently used in other African countries following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
Madam Veronica Bekoe worked actively with the Ghana Health Service from 1972 to 2008. Aside from being a Public Health official, she also has expertise in Laboratory Management, the developing of guidelines for laboratory diagnostics, and microbiology procedures.