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.