Blockchain-based mobile app that will simplify disease diagnostics in Kenya

Nurse in Hand, a Kenyan startup that geo-maps accidents and emergencies in Kenya and alerts the registered paramedics, ambulances and air rescue services available, police stations, and classified hospitals within the vicinity has signed a partnership that will see it embed blockchain technologies in its platform.

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Founded by Lucy Njuguna and Stanley Gitau, the application aim to reduce the rate of fatalities caused by slow response of paramedics and ambulances at road and home accidents.

Nurse in Hand recently signed Memorandum of understanding with Apla Tech Company during Trescon World Blockchain Summit in Narobi to integrate blockchain in mobile app to help store critical patient data and would enable accurate diagnostics of diseases.

Apla Tech Company uses “Smart Law” technology that operate above the level of protocols. Unlike Smart Contracts, Smart Laws can evaluate and rectify errors where there are program contradictions or flaws in the algorithm. Apla’s blockchain platform has an intuitive interface coupled with simple syntax, which allows to use it easily by non-technical staff.

As of 2012 Kenya had just 1.03 health workers (doctors, nurses, midwives, and clinical officers) per 1,000 population, while the World Health Organization of UN recommendation is 2.30 per 1,000 population.

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