Thursday, December 15, 2022
Sydney, Australia, December 15 2022
Immunify.Life,the transformative and self-sustaining healthcare ecosystem secured byblockchain, is pleased to announce a significant milestone has been reachedwith the screening of over 100 patients in its ground breaking HIV study.
A team of nurses and social workers from MasindeMuliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) have been screening“defaulting” HIV patients to enrol in its ground breaking HIV study in WesternKenya. A ‘defaulting” patient is one who has not been in active care for morethan 12 months or more!
There are approximately 20,000 HIV-related deathsand 40,000 new infections in Kenya every year. All in all, over 1.5 millionpeople are living with HIV in the country. 30% of these people do not uselife-saving treatments that are available to them, even though these treatments(antiretroviral drugs, or ART) can substantially reduce AIDS-related death.
The HIV treatmentoutcomes study is an elegant application of this technology to facilitate datacapture, data consolidation and evaluate improved treatment adherence via tokenrewards to ultimately empower patients, communities and ultimately entirecountries.
This ground breaking study will contribute tothe future Strategic Direction on HIV in Kenya, thereby improving healthoutcomes and wellness of all people living with HIV, through a trackingmechanisms for referrals, improve on access to and equal distribution ofservices and human resources so as to avoid loss in the cascade of care,increased advocacy on anti-retroviral treatment (ART) uptake and adherence andscale up interventions to improve quality of care and improve health outcomes.
Using a cryptocurrency-based rewards system,Immunify.Life hopes to improve patient adherence rates to available treatments.The project is being delivered in partnership with local science and technologyuniversities and the regional Kenyan government. With the latest funding round,the study has commenced patient recruitment and the successful use ofcryptocurrency to save lives is now even closer to becoming a reality.
To help fund the expansion of these types ofcritical healthcare and data collection projects in Kenya and Zambia,Immunify.Life is now commencing a strategic round of fundraising. For moreinformation on funding and how to contribute or participate, please send anemail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immunify.Life isa transformative and self-sustaining healthcare ecosystem secured byblockchain. Its vision is to use blockchain technology to address the world'sbiggest health issues by strengthening health systems and access to health datavia an incentivized health management data capture tool.
It provides an all-in-one platform and ecosystem tocapture full, transparent health records of secured patient medical informationand offers the patient direct access to personal data via a unique healthidentification tag with the ability to consolidate this data to enable captureand utilization of Big Data for Health.
In this context, the organization intends to scalerapidly from the implementation and growth of its patient base throughcollaborations with relevant government health ministries and subsidiaryentities, as well as non-governmental organizations, partner healthorganizations, and for-profit partners, sponsors, and donors.
About MasindeMuliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST)
Masinde Muliro University of Science andTechnology (MMUST) is the premier science, technology and innovation universityin Kenya. It has approximately 17,000 students across its branches, with themain campus located in Kakamega Town.
The university has a focus on internationalcollaboration and has previously executed agreements with Save the ChildrenFund, a world leading NGO with 25,000 dedicated staff across 117 countries, andas such is an excellent research partner.