Remember the days when you could stroll into a restaurant, have a seat, order a meal, enjoy your meal and leave without frantically wondering about the distance between you and another person, whether your face mask is adjusted correctly, and whether or not the food is sanitary as per COVID regulations? Those days may seem like they are well in the past, but a new era of living has now come into the grand scheme of things. Buoying us through this new era, is a Kenyan e-health startup known as Afya Rekod.
The start up recently launched its artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain based consumer-driven health data platform in support of global efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. The Afya Rekod portal allows people across the world to store their health data in real-time, with a special focus on COVID-19. The launch of the platform, which was built to help users store their own health data, access health information and connect to health service providers, was originally set for July, but has been brought forward.
Digitalised economies and infrastructures have lower epidemic risks because some channels of information about risks are more refined, allowing for an array of possible infection situations to be bypassed. Moreover, digital development is known as a key solution to helping Kenya gain the upper hand in her grapple against the virus.