Hurone AI’s work in addressing the cancer care gap in Africa was featured in the recent White House Cancer Moonshot release. The release highlights our partnership with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Health Equity Initiative towards advancing health equity in Africa.

According to the White House fact sheet:

“Amazon Web Services (AWS) as part of its global $40 million Health Equity Initiative will bridge the gaps in cancer care outcomes in underserved regions. Through this program, AWS has supported Seattle-based startup Hurone AI, which is democratizing access to high-quality cancer prevention and care by building artificial intelligence-powered applications derived from data sources and algorithms from people of African descent.”

The press statement also shone a spotlight on Hurone AI’s Gukiza application, which enables oncologists to provide remote patient monitoring. The Gukiza app is currently being test-run in Rwanda with plans to scale to other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond in the nearest future.

“I am ecstatic about this endorsement and I’m so grateful for everyone who has worked hard to get Hurone AI to this point. This feature is pivotal for us as a company, and it’s also a humbling reminder of how important our vision is,” Hurone AI Founder and Chief Strategist, Kingsley Ndoh said in response to the release.

“Making cancer care accessible to people in Africa and all over the world is a necessary step in the right direction and I look forward to the great impact that Hurone AI will have alongside AWS and other organizations that are committed to reducing the world’s cancer burden and making high quality healthcare accessible to everyone,” he concluded.

The latest Cancer Moonshot update was published as part of the 2022 U.S.- Africa Leaders Summit to announce new actions from U.S. departments and agencies and the private sector to reduce the cancer burden in Africa and improve cancer outcomes.

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Floria Nyandaya

Research Fellow | Program Manager, Hurone AI

Floria Nyandaya is a physician-scientist dedicated to tackling health disparities in non-communicable diseases(NCDs) amidst Africa’s epidemiological transition. 

With a diverse background in primary clinical practice, healthcare management, infectious disease surveillance and NCD research, she has recently expanded her focus to digital health technologies. As a recipient of the Cardiometabolic Research Fellowship and the Thomas Francis Jr. Global Health Fellowship in her MPH program, Floria gained hands-on global health experience in the U.S., Nigeria, and Kenya. 

Her research endeavors have been multifaceted, from advancing women’s cardiovascular health to exploring the utility of artificial intelligence in enhancing renal and cancer care and addressing diversity gaps in clinical trial research. Continuously driven by her passion for making a tangible difference, Floria remains dedicated to improving the health and well-being of underserved populations.

Marko Stanojević

Engineering Product Manager, Hurone AI

Marko is the Engineering Product Manager at Hurone AI. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Belgrade Institute of Technology. His expertise in software engineering and product development plays a key role in Hurone AI’s success.

Marko’s ability to bridge technology and user experience has been vital in driving the launch of Hurone AI’s innovative products. His collaborative approach and adaptability ensure that the company’s solutions meet the highest standards.

Outside of work, Marko is passionate about technology and stays updated on the latest industry trends. His commitment to continuous learning makes him an invaluable asset to the Hurone AI team.