Blockchain Technologies in Global Health

Blockchain Technologies in Global Health


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Blockchain technologies offer tremendous opportunities to build secure & transparent mechanisms in global health.

This project convenes a coalition of research & implementation actors to explore the feasibility & appropriateness of distributed ledger technology in pharmaceutical supply chain management, including its ethical, governance & oversight implications.


Project Lead

Aria Ilyad Ahmad, Research Fellow, Global Health Foresighting

Since 2014, Aria Ilyad Ahmad has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization's Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products. Aria is a past TEDMED Scholar, Duke University Global Health Fellow and the inaugural Médecins Sans Frontières Access to Medicines Fellow in India. He has testified before the Canadian Senate on Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime, consulted for Public Health Ontario, and served on the board of directors of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines. Aria received his MSc in international pharmaceutical policy from the University of Toronto, and is completing his PhD in global health governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada.


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