Web3 Funding Solutions for the Future of Global Health

Unexia is building a decentralized platform to meet the health challenges of the 21st Century

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NCD funders, implementers and innovators: if you are driving health impact for NCDs, we want to work with you! Contact Us

Health in the 21st Century needs an upgrade

Since the creation of the Millennium Development Goals, humanity has made huge progress against problems like HIV, TB and Malaria. Today, the burden of disease is changing. The health challenges of the 21st Century are complex and interconnected: chronic disease; mental health; antimicrobial resistance; ageing populations; pandemics; climate change and more. The solutions to these era-defining problems lie beyond the remit of our global health institutions alone.

Chronic diseases are chronically underfunded

Developing countries face a rising wave of chronic diseases (NCDs) related to tobacco, alcohol, industrially processed foods and fossil fuels. NCDs already account for over 60% of the global burden of disease, but they receive just 2-3% of development assistance for health each year.

Development Assistance for Health spending, 2019

NCDs - 2.8%

Other Focus Areas - 97.2%
Source: IHME

Burden of Disease, 2019 (All Countries)

NCDs - 64%

Other Focus Areas - 36%

Source: Our World in Data

It pays to tackle NCDs, when we connect the dots

In an interconnected world, we all stand to benefit from each other's health - and we are all paying a price for chronic diseases. NCDs are estimated to cost the global economy over $2 trillion per annum (World Economic Forum):

  • People living shorter, poorer lives
  • Businesses facing workforce shortages and reduced productivity due to long-term sickness
  • Health systems and insurers paying out for avoidable treatments
  • Governments with lower tax revenues and more demand on social programmes

Everyone benefits whenever someone reduces this problem. So let's connect the dots with a system that rewards funders and implementers for their positive impact.

How web3 and blockchain can help

Decentralized technologies can create a new class of public goods. Unexia will support emerging web3 innovations to nurture a vibrant ecosystem of decentralised Apps (dApps) for health.

Decentralized Finance

Defi - Decentralized finance

Decentralized Giving

Dephi - decentralized giving

Impact Verification

transparent tools for impact measurement

Markets for Prevention and Salutogenisis

Creating Markets for prevention & salutogenisis

carbon neutral technology

carbon neutral blockchain technology

Distributive Mechanisms for Health Equity

distributive mechanisms for health equity

Quadratic Voting

Quadratic voting FOR public goods

Equal Voice and Participation

Governance With Democracy + Voice by design

A blockchain built for global health

Unexia will be the world's first blockchain platform built for global health financing and impact.

Unexia enables greater transparency, democracy, and sustainability in global health decisions. This leads to more effective, efficient, and equitable resource distribution.  

Right time, right place, right scale funding for NCDs: By linking up financing, impact and governance innovations, the Unexia platform enables funders and implementers to jointly generate shared value and receive a return on investments in health.

Our Team

Des Tan

Headspace; Advisor to Australia Prime Minister's Strategy Division

Dr. Geordan Shannon

United Health Futures; Co-founder of Stema; UK Young Australian of the Year

Prof. Jeremy Lauer

WHO; Advisor to UN Secretary General Commission on Health Employment & Economic Growth, Advisor to G20

Dr. Rita Issa

Founded Planet.Health; Advisor to UK Parliament on Web3 + Metaverse

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