The world’s first blockchain system for registration of newborns launched in Tanzania. In this system, all newborns in the country are registered. This system monitors the entire state of a woman during pregnancy prior to childbirth, a digital ID is assigned to all women. A special digital certificate is issued to all pregnant women, with which they can obtain the necessary vitamins.
The project itself is aimed at improving the quality of medical care for mothers and newborns, as well as at reducing mortality, which remains high in the country. Tanzania depends on humanitarian aid and charitable organizations, but donations often do not reach those who really need it. According to the initiators of the project, the blockchain solution reduces the risk of fraud, and an electronic document allows humanitarian aid providers to verify information about the identity of the person in need.
The blockchain project was implemented with the help of AID: Tech, which uses blockchain technology to distribute international assistance in refugee camps.