Precious Lunga

Founder / CEO, Baobab Circle


Dr Precious Lunga is the CEO and Co-Founder of Baobab Circle. Her company developed the award-winning health platform Afya Pap which delivers personalised management of chronic health conditions such as diabetes and hypertension across the African continent via mobile phones. She was previously at Econet Wireless where she established Econet Health, launching several services including the HealthTips platform which acquired more than 750,000 users within a 6-month period.

Previous roles have included working in biotechnology research and development, clinical trials and policy implementation. She has held positions as an advisor at UNAIDS Geneva and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.

Dr. Lunga trained as an epidemiologist and sits on the boards of the UKRI-Medical Research Council, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Malaria Consortium. She has a PhD in Neuroscience from Cambridge University and is a Yale World Fellow.

1. Best piece of advice you’ve been given 

As long as you adding something positive to the world just give it your best shot.

2. Worst piece of advice you’ve been given 

I can’t remember.

3. What would you tell your younger self? 

Follow your ambitions and be bold. I told myself often when I was younger and it helped me to take the leaps.

4. What excites you most about the future of your industry? 

Using data and digital to improve health for all.

5. Who or what is your biggest inspiration?

Maya Angelou

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