UN Will Use Blockchain To Help Africa

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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will team up with doc.com, a blockchain-based telemedicine and telepsychology company, to extend the access to free healthcare in Eastern Africa.

Last week, we reported on using the blockchain technology by Red Cross to bring transparency in donations. Now, we’ve just found out that another international organization will use the tech to help people.

Health aid in Eastern Africa

Amado Philip de Andres, Regional Representative for UNODC’s Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA), wrote in a letter to CoinTelegraph that his organization is “willing to cooperate in new partnership”.

Doc.com is a tech company, providing blockchain-based 24/7 telemedicine and telepsychology services, allowing users to tokenize their personal data using MTC (a cryptocurrency created by the company), and sell it in return for access to the platforms.

According to doc.com, MTC is now available on 13 cryptocurrency exchanges. The company operates now in 20 countries, recently launching its activity in the United States. Over 130,000 users have used the telemedicine platform and over 70,000 have used telepsychology platform to date.

Now, the company will try to spread its services across Eastern Africa. doc.com plans to accomplish the task by the second quarter of 2019 with UN partnership.

Right now, the company operates mostly in Latin America, Spain and the United States. The firm has announced that it will extend its services over the United Kingdom by March 2019, and India by the end of 2019. doc.com also plans to launch “doc Pets”, a blockchain-based veterinary services system, in the U.S. next year.

 

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