Kevin Muragijimana uses artificial intelligence to improve healthcare in Rwanda

By : Melchior Koba

Date : vendredi, 10 mars 2023 13:44

He strongly believes that with technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, he can optimize the efficiency of healthcare services. This is why he joined forces with one of his colleagues to launch DoctorAI, a health tech startup that connects patients to healthcare professionals. 

Kevin Muragijimana (photo) is a Rwandan physician who graduated from the University of Rwanda in 2019. He is the CEO and one of the co-founders of DoctorAI, a medical technology company that wants to modernize healthcare services in Africa.

The company, founded in 2019, uses artificial intelligence to detect breast cancer, chest, and heart diseases, and malaria parasites (among other conditions) from X-rays and blood-smearing tests with accuracies exceeding 90%.  It plans to offer other services such as telescreening, telehealth education, telepharmacy, and telemedicine. Its app, which integrates all of its existing services,  allows laymen to voice their health concerns, doctors to improve community wellness, pharmacists to easily dispense drugs, and researchers to impact the world. 

We are offering other services that will be available later, like online consultations with specialist doctors and licensed pharmacists. The market will also include telemedicine and telepharmacy. We plan to go global. We have made our distribution channels so smooth in a way that our software programs within the DoctorAI app are available to everyone with a smartphone, anywhere in the world,” Kevin told  Disrupt Africa in March 2023.  

Aside from being the CEO of DoctorAI, the latter is also the coordinating medical consultant of AFRI-ONC, a cancer information and research institution. He is also a doctor at the Rwandan Ministry of Health. Before founding his company, he interned at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bicêtre in France in 2019.

Melchior Koba


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