When Covid-19 started from China to the world, the world health organization (WHO) quickly introduce preventive measures to save lives. In Sierra Leone, Veronica Bucket was made public as one of the tools used to prevent cross-contamination. With time, we began to realize that this prevention tool doesn’t properly prevent. Veronica Bucket is used to dispense water by turning on the tap – using this product for private or public use is more dangerous as many hands are used to touch the tap to dispense water to wash hands, so the likelihood of infection is possible, the evidence of spreading the virus is possible amongst users of this facility in homes, communities, and Schools.
The effects of Coronavirus is more visible than the virus in Africa, especially within poor and war-torn nations like Sierra Leone, where 60% of its population living on less than a dollar a day. So buying hand sanitizer and other equipment that prevent Covid19 and other diseases through cross-contamination remains a challenge, therefore, the most cost-effective way of prevention is Handwashing. This facility should be effective and accessible at all stations, schools, and within communities to help prevent the spread of the virus in Sierra Leone.
The CPI Hand Basin is a creative innovation by the youth of the Movement for youth and Children’s Rights organization in Sierra Leone. It is used through the two-foot pedal system to dispense soap and water. A drive-by young people to support government and other institutions fighting to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and other diseases through cross-contamination in Sierra Leone – this innovation also helps to boost youth employment and entrepreneurship.