AID:Tech is a company that seeks to revolutionise how governments, corporates and NGO’s deliver digital entitlements across the world. PharmAccess is an international non-profit organization with a digital agenda dedicated to connecting more people in sub-Saharan Africa to better healthcare by providing loans to healthcare providers and generally making the quality of healthcare services better.
The main aim of this partnership is to tackle the issues faced in the Tanzanian health care system. The COO of AID:Tech Niall Dennehy, stated that
“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. By utilising AID:Tech’s Blockchain platform, we are facilitating the collection, identification, and verification of digital health data to make women’s antenatal care a far safer and effective process. All the time protecting the women’s data and allowing them to have full control of their health records.”
The partnership intends to take advantage of technological innovations especially using the blockchain to attack major health challenges in Africa. The COO of PharmAccess, Monique Dolfing made this known in a statement where she stated that
“As an organisation 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.
The idea is to build on the blockchain, a trust network that will track the progress of women with children from early pregnancy through to delivery. All stages of pregnancy will be closely observed and postnatal care will also be made available. Thus, building an efficient and transparent process of healthcare services for expecting women. Medical institutions are thereby encouraged to have a means of storing data properly on the blockchain to ensure that the journey through appointments and antenatal to the delivery stage will be a smooth process.
Niall Dennehy further stated that “Offering financial and medical solutions to people in need does not only have 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,”
This is meant to serve as a proof-of-concept for the positive results of the use of blockchain technology in making healthcare services efficient.