Why Ubricoin Ubricoin will support design, development and implementation of Ubrica project to decentralize global health. Ubrica project involves building world class capability for high quality life-science and health-production (LSHP) in the world. We will build a model physical project. Ubrica project will create nodes for highly advanced biomedical research and development, and highest quality health care services. The project will ensure sufficient support for discovery of solutions to most vexing health problems in the world, particularly those emerging from the African continent and other developing parts of the world. Ubricoin supports the Ubrica project which focuses on three vexing fundamental problems in health in Africa: access, quality and cost.
Ubrica will create access to health by increasing earning power of local people, and building a series of centers throughout the country. Increasing earning power occasions realized access. Building a series of centers occasions physical access.
To earn money, people have to sell what they produce. This calls for creation of smart markets for local produce, products and services. Soko Janja, Ubrica’s online market place, built on blockchain will help to increase selling power of among local people. People with increased selling power also have increased buying power to purchase nutritious food, shelter, and other necessities of life, that will improve their biology.
Physical access will involve building health services centers in every ward around the country. Local people will attend the local health services center to learn about how to prevent diseases incident locally. Local people will also visit the local health centers to receive curative and secondary prevention services. The health services centers will also have a local produce value addition workshops, and a retail store. The local produce value addition workshops will collect primary produce in local communities to enhance value for export markets. Such value enhance products will be displayed in the onsite retail store and the online Soko Janja, for everyone on the world to see. The complete structure comprising the health services center, the produce value enhancement workshop and the retail store comprise the Ubrica Retail Clinical Center (URCC). Purchases from the onsite and online stores will checkout through Ubrica’s blockchain payment gateway, the Ubricoin (UBN). The payment gateway will fractionate the payments to send to a health escrow account a small fraction of money to create a pooled smart contract for paying for health services, effectively, creating a pre-pain health financing program for everyone in the community.
Quality of health is extremely low in hospital in Africa. When quality is extremely low, it really does not exist. Health system is thus harmful to millions of people due occurrence of never events, near misses, and adverse events. Quality problems arise when the level of knowledge available in the local setting, does not match the knowledge required to execute, or to solve a problem. Health and clinical problems are not properly investigated in Africa. Solutions to health problem are generally imported from the West; Western Medicine. Knowledge generated for solving problems among the westerners certainly does not fit, neither does it have working capacity in local conditions in Africa. Working knowledge in local conditions has to be grounded in the local state.
Ubrica will support local level research and development through its University Science and Technology Parks Programs (USTPs). USTPs are knowledge conversion and transfer organizations. The USTPs will promote exploration, research, publication, translation and commercialization of university and community knowledge. This will bring into being, new knowledge technologies and services of great quality. The USTPs will facilitate production of commercial products based on local knowledge collected from the local people. The USTPs will focus on the quality of knowledge, promote innovation and advance research to viable commercial products in the universities. A USTP will be built adjacent to each university. Information collected from the local people through the URCCs will be used in the USTPs to generate products that have relevance, fit and working capacity in solving local problem.
Cost of healthcare in Africa is very high and unaffordable to many local people. It is cheaper to travel abroad for medical care than to seek medical care in the local medical facilities throughout Africa. The high cost of care is as a result of lack of biomedical manufacturing in Africa. We import medical products that have been developed in other countries with knowledge from other countries. Specialized manufacturing in biomedicine requires specialized real estate project specifically design to serve as a place for generating, gathering, concentrating bio-scientific knowledge. The Ubrica One Biomedical Industrial City will be a 4,000 acre property with multiple land uses, designed for expresses purpose to promote high-tech manufacturing on biotechnology, and health care. At Ubrica One, knowledge will be socialized, exteriorized, combined, and internalized (see, e.g., Nonaka, 1998) to generate surprising new models for dealing with problems in medicine and health. Surprise is key to entrepreneurship (Gilder, 2014). Conditions to bring about disruptive innovations will prevail at Ubrica One. This will enable the participants to introduce brand new, less expensive and appropriate technologies for preventing, curing diseases, creating comforts of life. Technologies emerging
from knowledge concentrated from local communities in Ubrica One’s catchment area will be relevant to local conditions. Locally developed technologies are much cheaper, and will help to reduce the cost of care across the board in Africa. For example, the cost of locally manufactured medical devices will be significantly lower compared to imported versions. Similarly, hospital supplies manufactured locally will be far much cheaper compared to imported versions. These cost savings will translate into overall reduction in cost of producing health and giving health. In addition, Ubricoin will help gather intelligent data about health, nutrition information and diseases. Artificial intelligence will facilitate the presence of global health. Data gathered will help us develop smart community health decision support system, smart public health decision support system and smart clinical decision support systems. The implication of artificial intelligence will include:
- Early disease detection algorithm built on International Classification of Diseases (ICD)
- health and diseases monitoring
- Effect and impact evaluation of health programs
- Improved data security, accuracy and speed of diagnosis
Blockchain technology will create cash incentive tokens for supporting development of scientific products and the commercialization of products in the online marketing and retail platform called Soko Janja. We will use Ubricoin to create incentives for research and development and commercialization of complete research products. This involves building world-class capability and capacity for health and clinical research in African countries. It also involves research reporting through peer-to-peer reviewed papers by creating incentive token to the authors. This will lead to more people taking part in growing scientific knowledge in Africa.