CEO and Co-Founder
Dr. Precious Lunga is CEO and Co-Founder of Baobab Circle, a health technology company delivering innovative health solutions via phones across Africa. Previously she was at Econet Wireless where she co-founded the mHealth business unit using technology to deliver health services using mobile money micro-payments. Whilst at Econet she established a mobile health platform, which has attracted more than 750,000 paying customers within its first year of launch. Prior to that, she worked at UNAIDS Geneva where she was involved in spearheading the implementation of HIV prevention programs. She was also strategic advisor to the UK’s second largest charitable foundation, funding programs across Africa and India. As a vocal advocate for the right to health and education, Precious has succeeded in bringing together diverse stakeholders, including government agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, and trial participants, who included approximately ten thousand African women in anti-HIV microbicide trials whilst she was at the UK Medical Research Council. Precious has been featured at the Women of the World festival and media programs including the BBC World Service Forum Programme and Sky News.