Healthcare Warfare and Africa's Technology Advantage

It has always been a battle to save or preserve life at hospitals and other healthcare facilities around the world, therefore, healthcare can be classified as the most important warfare to be engaged by any society if such community desires to progress.

Although honest and dedicated in their practice, health workers in their various battlefronts are prone to errors in service delivery. Professor Ashish Jha, an associate professor at the Harvard School of Public health reported in an interview seven years ago that, after a survey of over one thousand hospitals in the United States of America, of the lowest-performing hospitals, the board of directors didn't consider performance to be below average which is alarming feedback from the supposed leaders of our first battlefront.

Seven years have passed and the United States has improved on healthcare practices thanks to the likes of Chasing Zero initiative but, in Africa, specifically Nigeria where due to substandard equipment and infrastructure, even basic operating procedures are viewed from an unusual life and death standpoint thereby leading to unstable judgments which invariably presents huge survival risks to patients, we can't say the same about healthcare meeting average requirements.

It is no news that Nigeria is the most populous black nation in Africa and her population continues to surge rapidly with a growing youth population which presents both negative and positive results in the areas of great unemployment and insecurity in contrast to a reliable workforce and asset for social and economic development respectively either of which is dependent on actions taken by the Nigerian people and her government.

Around the globe, the Nigerian youths' impact has been felt more positively than the media cares to share with the public. Some examples of outstanding Nigerians doing great things in the diaspora are Adebayo Alonge, a Nigerian pharmacist and co-developer of the artificial intelligence (AI) that detects fake and bad drugs in less than 20seconds for pharmacies in Ibadan. Dr. Samson Arigbamu, a US-based medical expert who invented a stethoscope equipped with components capable of immediately identifying an adventitious lung such as Covid-19 infected lungs and immediately announces its findings. John Amanah, the hyper-realistic prosthesis artist that manufactures replacement parts for victims of accidents in Nigeria, a graduate of the University of Uyo. Dr. Badero Olurotimi, the world’s first combined heart and kidney specialist.

These are only a few of the multitude of potential exemplified by the Nigerian community and with the advantage that technology brings, Nigeria as the “Giant of Africa” will once again lead Africa's advancement toward its maximum potential if her community speedily adopts these growing technologies. China was once listed among countries ridden with poverty but today, China is a leading economy; what changed? Technology adoption in the global economic war.

In the case of Nigeria’s healthcare delivery, the youth population of Nigeria can be harnessed for positive social and economic growth with technology but, it can only be achieved on a system of trust. Will the old system work with new technology? We will not be able to answer that because the technological advancements of the incoming 4th industrial revolution are changing every system on adoption. The battle of healthcare dominance and dependence will now be decided by the first adopters just as we saw with Bitcoin and its first buyers, unfortunately, there are very many lingering healthcare challenges in Africa and these have to be well addressed if any of her nations hope to become healthcare industry leaders and sadly, Nigeria currently spends about $1.9 Billion on foreign healthcare; a billion-dollar loss to the nation's economy.

Now, let’s talk about the interesting part where the NiMEDix team which is comprised of some of the brightest minds in the world have developed a circular economy based ecosystem on Burstchain; a special kind of blockchain, in combination with artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA) which is currently looked at as the world’s best bet to reducing brain drain and increasing efficiency of work in various industries both of which are among Nigeria’s biggest healthcare challenges.

The NiMEDix project is such that provides everyone the opportunity to profit from healthcare as an investor with a minimum of $0.10 initial exchange offering for its cryptocurrency that also serves as a digital payment currency for all transactions on the ecosystem. Providing and connecting Nigerians to world-class healthcare while bringing industry profits to investors from around the world is one of NiMEDix's many strategies and Africa's biggest advantage in current healthcare warfare.

Africa has the brains and manpower to drive exponential economic growth with technology like blockchain, AI, and RPA and is already on track with NiMEDix.