Celebrated Ghanaian inventor, Veronica Ayele Bekoe, is the genius brain behind the life-saving Veronica Bucket.
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Her innovation is in high demand due to the raging coronavirus pandemic which has caused a major social, financial, and economic shifts across the world.
The Veronica Bucket, which was first invented to reduce cholera, diarrhoea, among other diseases, has become pivotal in the fight against the novel coronavirus in Africa.
The creative Ghanaian woman introduced the bucket while she worked at the Public Health and Reference Laboratory of the Ghana Health Service from 1972 to 2008.
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The idea to innovate the Veronica Bucket erupted after she identified a gap in her field of work.
Veronica Ayele Bekoe has become noted as the personality behind the Veronica Bucket.
While her image is associated with the innovation used in providing running water for effective handwashing, very little is known about her.
Briefly.co.za has compiled seven facts about Veronica Ayele Bekoe, including where she was born, the schools she attended, and where she began her career.
1. Veronica Ayele Bekoe is a biological scientist from the Greater Accra Region in Ghana who manufactured the popular Veronica Bucket.
2. She is from Jamestown in Accra but was born at Swalaba, which is also in Accra.
3. Veronica received her basic education at the then government school at Makola and later at Aburi Girls' Senior High School.
4. Veronica attended Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biological Science/Biology between 1968-1972.
5. She worked at the Ghana Health Service (GHS) from 1972-2008 where she worked in the Public Health and Reference Laboratory. While at the GHS, she worked as the prime person for the National AIDS/STI Control Program.
6. Veronica Bekoe has over 40 years of experience in medical laboratory practice.
7. She was given an award by Ghana's First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, for her social innovation.
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