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Keeping track of health care records, keeping children in Africa healthy

Doctor giving drops to an infant

Mastercard works with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to boost immunization through a digital platform called Wellness Pass, which allows clinics to securely store and track patients’ healthcare histories on a card, even in areas where connectivity is erratic. It’s a much-needed solution for patients who lack a digital identity and may struggle to keep track of unruly paperwork.

Wellness Pass — which is expanding to Ethiopia later this year — is part of Mastercard’s Community Pass digital platform, which also helps governments, NGOs, banks, agritech companies, and other organizations boost access to critical services and lower costs for people living in remote communities. That includes digitizing agricultural marketplaces, ensuring farmers can get fair crop prices, helping cash-only merchants offer digital payments, and delivering humanitarian aid via e-vouchers.


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