Today, VXPASS announced that it has signed an agreement with the Sesiu sa Tšoele le beta Poho Fund (SESIU). The public-private partnership is responsible for the rollout of COVID-19 vaccination across Lesotho, the landlocked African nation. It will provide the digital infrastructure required to manage the record-keeping, administration, validation and verification of Lesotho’s COVID-19 vaccination program. The blockchain-based platform is built to store, manage and verify records for the global COVID-19 vaccination programs.

The terms of the agreement state that VXPASS will manage the first 560,000 vaccinations to be administered by SESIU in Lesotho. This is in terms of plans to have a full 1.2 million people getting injected and verified by the end of this year.

VXPASS provides a blockchain-based vaccine verification and administration platform. It comes with a digital infrastructure important to manage both the administration of COVID-19 vaccination programs. Further, it includes the type and timing, the vaccine course given and subsequent verification and validation of a completed vaccine course. All data is saved on the public Bitcoin SV (BSV) blockchain. This enables both public and government bodies to monitor and assess vaccination programs in real-time.

All this is done while securing personal control and transparency for the public at large. Netizens always retain ultimate control and access of their personal vaccination record along with their personal info readily available through their smartphone.

A public-private partnership, SESIU operates under the mandate of the Rt. Hon. DR. Moeketsi Majoro, the PM of Lesotho, to speed up the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations in the country. The partnership consists of 11 private, Lesotho-based businesses that have together pledged more than LSL 25.5 million ($1.8 million USD) towards the distribution and procurement of COVID-19 vaccinations, with the program expected to start in May end this year.