Blockchain-based VXPASS selected to manage and verify digital records for deployment of COVID-19 vaccination for Kingdom of Lesotho
MIAMI, Florida – May 11, 2021 – VXPASS, a blockchain-based platform designed to manage, store and verify records of global COVID-19 vaccination programs, today announces that it has reached an agreement with the Sesiu sa Tšoele the beta Poho Fund (SESIU), the public-private partnership responsible for rolling out COVID-19 vaccinations in the landlocked African country of Lesotho, to provide the digital infrastructure needed to manage administration, record keeping, validation and verification of Lesotho’s COVID-19 vaccination program. Under the terms of the agreement, VXPASS was tasked with managing the first 560,000 vaccines administered by SESIU in Lesotho, with plans to vaccinate and verify 1.2 million people by the end of 2021.
VXPASS offers a blockchain-based vaccine administration and verification platform with the digital infrastructure needed to manage both the administration of COVID-19 vaccination programs – including the administered vaccination course, type and timing – as well as subsequent validation and verification of a completed vaccine. Classes. All data is stored on the public Bitcoin SV Blockchain (BSV), allowing governments and public agencies to evaluate and monitor immunization programs in real time, while ensuring transparency and personal control for the general public. Citizens always retain access and ultimate control over their personal vaccination record, with their personal information easily accessible via their smartphone.
SESIU is a public-private partnership operating under the mandate of the Prime Minister of Lesotho, the Rt. Hon. Dr Moeketsi Majoro, to accelerate the national deployment of vaccinations against COVID-19. The partnership includes 11 private companies based in Lesotho who have collectively pledged more than 25.5 million LSL (US $ 1.8 million) for the purchase and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, with the program scheduled to begin late. May 2021.
Speaking on today’s announcement, Zachary Weiner, Founder of VXPASS, said:
“We are delighted to be working with SESIU in its important efforts to effectively and reliably deploy a COVID-19 vaccination program in the Kingdom of Lesotho. We strongly believe that good data is essential for a successful immunization deployment, especially given the scale of effort and investment required. By using VXPASS, the Kingdom of Lesotho ensures from the outset that all data generated and captured is not only of the highest quality, but is accessible to the public on the blockchain in real time – ensuring the highest standards. transparency, validity, personal control and ultimately confidence on this road to recovery.
Also speaking, Phafane Nkotsi, Executive Secretary of the Sesiu sa Tšoele le beta Poho Fund (SESIU), said:
“ Data management is a critical part of our immunization deployment strategy, ensuring that we make the best and most efficient use of all the resources available to our Kingdom, as we combat the lingering effects of the pandemic. global COVID-19. As part of these efforts, VXPASS has provided an out-of-the-box, cost-effective solution to manage the data and digital requirements of our immunization program – both for the deployment and administration period now, as well as for validation and verification phases going forward – as we embark on this major undertaking for Lesotho and focus on taking over our Kingdom, our community and our economy.
Also speaking, Jimmy Nguyen, founding president of the Bitcoin Association – the global industry organization that works to advance business with the Bitcoin SV blockchain, said:
“ When blockchain technology is allowed to demonstrate its full spectrum of capabilities beyond simply activating digital currency, it illustrates the game-changing potential that blockchain offers for businesses and governments – and ultimately, society as a whole. The BSV blockchain, which powers VXPASS, is ideally located to meet the demands of government and business projects of this scale and offers truly revolutionary technology to help countries advance their digital transformation – which is a top priority in Africa. Born out of a global pandemic, VXPASS represents an important opportunity for the Kingdom of Lesotho to show the world the tangible benefits that blockchain technology offers today, as well as the new data integrity and efficiency created along the way. . ”
Also commenting, Dr Catherine Lephoto, current advisor and former Deputy Director General – Basic Operations of the National COVID-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC) in Lesotho, said:
“The risk posed to Lesotho by the COVID-19 pandemic is immense for the country’s 2.3 million citizens. At the same time, with a little imagination and innovation, there is also room for new opportunities to emerge. I firmly believe that the VXPASS and Lesotho blockchain-based approach to managing our vaccine program will demonstrate the level of digital innovation evident in our country and help us take the lead with this technology across the African continent. ”
Executive Director – International Affairs, VXPASS
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VXPASS offers a blockchain-based vaccine administration and verification platform with the digital infrastructure needed to manage the administration of COVID-19 vaccination programs, as well as verification of a completed vaccination course, including type vaccine and the date, or dates, of administration. All data is stored on the public Bitcoin SV blockchain, allowing authorized users to access and monitor immunization programs in real time, while providing personal control for the general public – which retains ultimate access and control of their personal vaccination record.
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Bitcoin Association is the global industry organization based in Switzerland that works to advance business on the Bitcoin SV blockchain. It brings together essential components of the Bitcoin SV ecosystem – companies, start-ups, developers, merchants, exchanges, service providers, blockchain transaction processors (miners) and others – working alongside them, as well as in a representative capacity, to drive the use of the Bitcoin SV blockchain and the adoption of the BSV digital currency.
The Association’s Blockchain for Government initiative provides education and encourages the global adoption of blockchain technology by government bodies, NGOs and public sector agencies to accelerate digital transformation and trigger economic growth. It aims to advance the large-scale implementation of blockchain technology for the benefit of citizens, including through the provision of e-government services, the provision of tools for greater financial inclusion and improved transparency. , as well as apps that promote the public good for municipalities and entire countries.
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