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UN Launches New Healthcare Project in Eastern Africa

Denis Goncharenko

02-07-2020 13:13:00  |   Regulation
Africa amazes with new blockchain projects once again. According to Cointelegraph, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) announced a partnership with tech company Doc.com to create and develop a new healthcare project in Eastern Africa. The roll-out of the platforms is scheduled for the second quarter of 2019. Amado Philip de ANDRES, the Regional Representative for UNODC’s Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA), praised the initiative and expressed confidence in the success of the partnership.

The joint project of Doc.com and UNODC is aimed at launching telemedicine and telepsychology platforms. It allows users to tokenize their personal data and sell it in return for access to the services. Doc.com is already operating in more than 20 countries around the world, its data and healthcare service ecosystem uses an ERC20-compatible token “MTC”. According to the company, in 2019, a transition from ERC20 to its own in-house mainnet is also envisaged.

23-08-2018 19:33:00  |   News
This is not the first blockchain-based project launched in Africa recently. Earlier, the Kiva project attracted much attention in Sierra Leone. Throughout 2018, the utilization of digital assets has been on the UN agenda as well. The UN actively explores the possibilities of blockchain projects use-cases in developing countries, specifically paying more attention to humanitarian and social solutions.

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