The future technology is being relied on by the word Blockchain for organizations to roll-out novel projects in the African continent. Indeed, this technology can help in alleviating the developmental activities going in the African region. The United Nations has officially commenced several pilot projects based on this form of distributed ledger technology. One of the departments of UN dubbed as The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has collaborated with blockchain enabled telemedicine and telepsychology firm Doc.com in order to expand basic healthcare services Eastern Africa without any charges.
The Regional Representative for UNODC’s Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) Amado Philip de Andres officially signed the deal with Doc.com a few days back. He stated that UNODC is enthusiastic about this partnership. The projects will be rolled out in the African market by the second quarter of next year.
The tech firm Doc.com facilitates the future technology enabled 24/7 telepsychology and telemedicine platforms. In the combined project with UNODC Doc.com will permit the users to tokenize the personal information and data. In addition to this, they will be able to sell their data against the access to their services. Doc.com is already operating in about 20 countries across the globe and will be expanding their business in 2019 beginning from India. They have a huge database of over 130,000 users who have been using their used its telemedicine services and about 70,000 users for telepsychology platform, “Emotions” as mentioned by Cointelegraph.
UN Blockchain Pilot Projects
According to CCN, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the humanitarian agency and one of the parts of UN, has already identified six blockchain start-ups which will receive funds support from them. These are all budding or early-stage technology start-ups which were registered in the countries wherein the UNICEF programmes are run. The future technology looks very promising and reliable for a longer run.[The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and/or the official policy of the website. ]