AID:Tech, a firm that uses Digital Identity and Blockchain technology to revolutionize how governments, enterprises and NGOs deliver digital entitlements has partnered with PharmAccess Foundation to monitor pregnancies through blockchain technology.
Through an initiative called Chain of Trust (CoT), the firm saw their first baby from the initiative delivered June 1, 2018, marking a significant milestone for both companies involved, and the Tanzanian healthcare system as a whole.
Niall Dennehy, COO of AID:Tech in a statement said: “From a lack of healthcare funding to high child and maternal mortality rates, there are a number of challenges present within the healthcare system in Tanzania, all of which can and will be combated.”
Launched on April 25th, the CoT project is already providing evidence leading to informed decision making. It tracks the journey of pregnant women from their first hospital visit at 16 weeks, monitors their antenatal care throughout, the delivery, and subsequent postnatal care at the trial clinic.
AID:Tech facilitates the collection, identification, and verification of digital health data. The two aim to ensure that patients receive their medical entitlements in an efficient and transparent way, as well as supporting the care provider with tools to gather data quickly on the information of each patient’s journey and manage appointments.
Monique Dolfing, CEO of PharmAccess said, “As an organization we are dedicated to using technological innovation to provide access to better healthcare for as many people in Africa as possible. Our partnership with AID:Tech allows us to address the challenges associated with current practices while improving the lives of the patients. This project demonstrates a transparent, innovative, performance-based financing model for healthcare.”
Founded in 2014, AID:Tech was the first company in the world to deliver international aid using blockchain technology. AID:Tech’s platform enables entitlements like aid, welfare, remittances, donations, and healthcare to be digitized and delivered through blockchain technology in a completely transparent manner.
“Offering financial and medical solutions to people in need not only has the potential to transform lives but to ultimately save them. The results we expect to see will have untold impact on the lives of these individual women and their children, and we are delighted to welcome the first baby born from this program,” concluded Dennehy COO of AID:Tech.