Mrs. Veronica Bekoe, Former head, National Public Reference Laboratory, Accra
Mrs. Veronica Bekoe has over 30 years’ experience in medical laboratory practice. 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), 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, infection prevention in laboratories, Technical support for guidelines for Quality Assurance in HIV testing and evaluation of HIV test kits and Structuring, training and implementation of proficiency testing in HIV serology.
Mrs. Veronica Bekoe is well known in Ghana for her ingenuity in inventing the VERONICA BUCKET. The “Veronica Bucket” has significantly improved hand-sanitation and general hygienic practices and helped reduce diarrhoea cases in Ghana and other African Countries.