11th July, recognized as the World population day, an annual event initiated by the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. The event aims to create awareness on various population issues such as human rights, family planning, gender equality, poverty, and maternal health.
As of June 2020, there are 7.8 billion people in the world elaborated by the Worldometer of the United Nations.
The theme of the 2020 World Population Day is to safeguard the health and rights of women.
Empowering women in the field of Blockchain technology.
This year’s theme focuses on Women’s rights and healthcare !
Women are contributing both in the Financial and tech industries and yet are finding difficulties to start their careers in the Blockchain and Crypto industry. At a conference held in Japan in 2018, only 2 women were seen out of 42 participants.
This gender gap was largely observed in the year 2018.
Though amidst this discrimination, Women are seen empowering in the field of Blockchain Technology.
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There are women who proved their potential and expressed their passion towards the industry despite the odds and inspired many around the world, for example :
Seema Khinda Johnson, the co-founder of the blockchain-based payments and ID platforms was selected as the Entrepreneur of the year by Booking.com in the year 2017.
Faith Chimerem Titus, the co-founder and Regional Directordirector of the Blockchain Nigeria user group who educates people on Blockchain technology and also helping her country to eradicate corruption. She believes that Blockchain has the potential to do all this.
Laura Shin, the leading journalist researches on Blockchain technology and hosts the Unchained podcast briefing the blockchain technology and how it can be used as an innovation.
And many more in the list, its high time that society recognizes their potential and chooses to be unbiased.
Moving on to Healthcare
Blockchain Technology has outshined its implications in the healthcare industry by providing solutions to tracking and tracing the Database of the patients. It helps the medical practitioners to provide efficient healthcare treatments to their patients by accurately checking their health records on the open-source ledger.
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Another application of Blockchain in the healthcare industry is its universally applicable Supply Chain Management that monitors the transaction initiated on the transport of the pharmaceuticals and also traces the location of the drugs during transport and maintains a track on its supply chain.
Blockchain is Cryptographically secure and avoids any breach in the healthcare official data system. The main purpose of the blockchain in healthcare is to not compromise with the patient’s health record.
Blockchain’s security assures data portability and interoperability of records of the medical data and minimizing various other challenges in the healthcare unit.
A survey led by Deloitte last year revealed that 53% of 1,386 senior executives say that Blockchain technology is very important for their organization and is amongst their top 5 priorities.
Many countries worldwide are accepting the technology. The United Arab Emirates is looking forward to having a Blockchain-based government around 2021.
Estonia is the first country to accept blockchain in their healthcare.
There are projects implementing blockchain technology in healthcare.
A startup named Solve. Care aims to build a healthcare delivery platform from Insurance businesses to government agencies.
Solve.Care has been actively taking part in and bringing innovative blockchain solutions for the healthcare industry. They are undoubtedly gaining fame and winning awards and nominations.
Health Verity is a blockchain-based platform that provides database solutions to the healthcare facilities to manage and store the information collected. It was considered by Tracxn as a “soonicorn”.
The benefits of Blockchain technology are getting more and more attractive and Innovative in the healthcare sector globally. Big international companies are coming forward in partnership with medical organisations.
Hope this year’s theme will empower women, unlock financial inclusion, and increase their economic participation. Such initiatives will definitely contribute to women’s autonomy and their success in the tech and finance industries.