Gift Gana is a Zimbabwean entrepreneur who got this first degree in Applied Physics from National University Of Science and Technology and also went on to get a masters degree in Business Administration from the same institution in 2014.
About Gift Gana
He is a tech-entrepreneur and founder of Avelgood apps which was established in 2008, few years after he completed his Bachelor’s degree. Avelgood apps has hit over 9 million downloads after been established in 2012. The establishment has developed and published mobile apps for IOS, Windows mobile and Nokia S40/Asha.
The Birth Of Dr CADx
In 2016, Gift Gana was encouraged by promising results in adapting the image recognition technology from his bird species recognition application to interpreting medical images, therefore establishing Dr CADx in August 2016. He invited Tatenda Madzorera to contribute her medical imaging expertise in diagnostic radiography.
What Is Dr CADx
Dr CADx is a software package that assists doctors and healthcare workers diagnose medical images more precisely and accurately.
Due to the meagerness of radiologists in the continent, a lot of medical images are interpreted by general doctors or other healthcare workers who lack proficiency and end up failing to appropriately diagnose over 30% of the illness that they review. Due to this incompetence, millions of patients fail to get the required treatments for their illness or the correct treatment is delayed resulting in a more severe complication and sometimes death.
Dr CADx is created to work in low scheme settings with bad internet access making it possible for it to be used by rural settlements in Africa. Using art deep learning algorithms to interpret medical images, Dr CADx achieves an amazing 82% accuracy, more than the 70% average for radiologists in distinguishing chest X-rays of healthy people from those of patients with TB or lungs cancer. Deep learning is a technology that stimulates how the human brain works recognizing disease patterns in images.
Awards And Honors
Gift Gana won the Opera Top Apps Awards 2013 for top-downloaded apps. In 2016, Dr CADx won Seedstarts World Zimbabwe and will go on to represent the country at the finals in Switzerland after beating 12 other impressive startups that erected their ideas in Harare. Dr CADx will have a chance to pitch at the global summit in Switzerland where they stand a chance to compete to win up to $1 million in equity. He was announced as one of the top 10 nominees for the Innovation Prize For Africa (IAP) 2017.