Veronica Bekoe is a Ghanaian Biological Scientist. She is best known for her contribution to the invention and discovery of the Veronica Bucket, which is used to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.
Her invention of the veronica bucket stemmed from a problem or gap she identified in her field of work; she noticed that there was a problem with running water and they had to use a bowl of water in turns to wash their hands after medical work, which was very dangerous to their health because everyone had to use the same water until it became dirty; seeing the health implications, she created a prototype bucket.
The bucket was with a tap connected to an aluminum utensil used in the sale of Hausa koko, also known as Akorlaa gyae su, which has since become the internationally famous veronica bucket
Her career at the Ghana Health Service (GHS) stretched from 1972 to 2008, and she worked at the Public Health and Reference Laboratory, as well as as the primary contact for the National AIDS/STI Control Program. Mrs. Veronica Bekoe has worked in medical laboratories for almost 30 years. She has a wealth of experience in Laboratory Management, Mentorship, Development of training manuals, Development of guidelines and SOPs for laboratory diagnostics, managerial and QA processes, microbiology procedures, Laboratory Logistics Management, Laboratory Assessments/Audits, and infection prevention in laboratories, having worked as the Head of the National Public Health Reference Laboratory and the Laboratory focal person for the National AIDS/STI Control Program (NACP).