The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in a recent statement on Wednesday, Dec. 26th 2018, announced its partnership agreement with DOC.com, blockchain-based telemedicine, and telepsychology platform, to expand free basic healthcare services across Eastern Africa.
According to Amado Philip de Andres, Regional Representative for UNODC’s Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA), the organization will be cooperating with DOC.com. The platform will allow users to tokenize their personal data and sell it in return for access to the services.
DOC.com, via its partnership agreement with UNODC, plans to roll out both its platforms in the African market by the Q2 2019. Up until now, DOC.com has reportedly conducted operations in 20 countries and has recently opened an office in the United States. The firm’s data and healthcare service ecosystem use “MTC,” an ERC20-compatible token which is currently accepted for trading on several crypto exchanges, such as Coinbene and Kucoin.
DOC.com claims to have provided its telemedicine services to over 130,000 users and its telepsychology platform to almost 70,000. The firm has plans to expand its services network across the US, to launch its tokenized telemedicine service in the UK by the end of Q1 2019, and to expand its presence in the Asian markets, starting with India, by the end of 2019.
Apart from expanding its market presence, the company plans to launch its in-house mainnet by the first quarter of 2019, which will replace its existing Ethereum-based ERC20 token system. It will also launch “doc Pets,” a subsidiary blockchain-based veterinary services system, in the U.S. by the second quarter of 2019.