Starting next year, residents of East Africa will begin to receive free remote medical care in exchange for the provision of personal data. The project is being implemented by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, together with the blockchain platform doc.com.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will work with a blockchain platform for providing telemedicine and telepsychology services called doc.com to provide free medical services to the poorest people in East Africa.
Doc.com provides access to a set of remote medical services in exchange for the “tokenization” of personal data. The intention to cooperate with the project was announced by UNODC Regional Director for East Africa Philip de Andrés. The launch of the platform in Africa is scheduled for the second quarter of 2019.
Today, doc.com operates in 20 countries and recently opened an office in the United States. The project token is called MTC, which is traded on several crypto-counters, including Coinbene and Kucoin. According to the company’s statistics, more than 130 thousand people used its telemedicine service, and almost 70 thousand people used the telepsychology platform.
By March 2019, doc.com expects to begin providing services in the United Kingdom, and by the end of 2019 to enter the Asian market – India will be the first country on the list.
In turn, by the first quarter of next year, the project team plans to replace the Ethereum platform with its own blockchain. Moreover, in 2019, a veterinary service will be launched.
Earlier, the United Nations Children’s Charity Unit (UNICEF) reported on the allocation of the budget for the development of six blockchain projects at once.
This summer, the UN formed a working group to explore the possibilities of developing its own blockchain network.