The first babies whose mothers had been a part of blockchain-based medical aid project of the Irish company AID: Tech and Dutch PharmAccess, were born in Tanzania during this month. The first “blockchain baby” was born on July 13, 2018, the second and third ones — on July 19, 2018.
The AID:Tech’s blockchain project aimed at improving the quality of medical care for mothers and newborns, as well as reducing the number of cases of fraud with the funds of charitable organizations.
Within the framework of the project, every pregnant woman receives a digital identifier that ensures free medication by an expectant and also records the data on Antenatal Care (ANC) in the blockchain.
According to Joseph Thompson, the CEO and Co-Founder of AID:Tech, he co-founded the organization to provide more transparency in the distribution of aid after his own bad experience with disorganization and charitable fraud.