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Veronica Bekoe

Veronica Bekoe

Veronica Bekoe is a Ghanaian biologist, invented Veronica bucket to reduce communicable disease spread.

1943

Born
07 July 1943

Born

She was born in 1943 and she attended Aburi Girls Secondatry School and Kwame Nkrumah Univesity of Science and Technology

1968

Education
10 July 1968

Education

Veronica attended Aburi Girls SHS and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at KNUST

1971

Veronica bucket
30 June 1971

Veronica bucket

Veronica invented the Veronica bucket in 1971 to reduce disease spread through handwashing cross-contamination. The device was developed to address the challenge of running water in medical work, causing health risks. The prototype, known as Akorlaa gyae su, is now widely used globally to combat COVID-19.

1972

Ghana Health Service (GHS)
29 June 1972

Ghana Health Service (GHS)

She has Over 30 years of experience in medical laboratory practice, including Public Health and Reference Laboratory, National AIDS/STI Control Program, and laboratory management, training manuals, mentorship, and diagnostic guidelines.

2021

Awards
06 July 2021

Awards

Mrs. Akufo-Addo awards her for social innovation in combating infectious diseases.


 

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