Precious Lunga

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Precious Lunga
Born1974 (age 44–45)
OrganizationEconet Wireless
Jon Snow (m. 2010)

Precious Lunga (born 1974 in Bulawayo, Rhodesia[1]) is a Zimbabwean-born epidemiologist. She is currently Head of Health at global telecommunications company Econet Wireless.[2] Prior to taking up this post, she worked with UNAIDS Geneva, and participated in anti-HIV microbicide trials led by the UK Medical Research Council for African women.[3] She also worked in countries such as Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique and South Africa.[1]


Precious Lunga was born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe), and grew up there until the age of 17, when she went to Britain to study. She attended Edinburgh University, graduating in 1998 with a first-class degree in neuroscience.[1] She went on to earn a PhD in neuroscience in 2003 from Cambridge University, where she was also captain of the women's karate team.[1]

In 2010, she married Jon Snow, the journalist and Channel 4 news anchor.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d Lewis, Helen (9 June 2011). "The NS Interview: Precious Lunga, epidemiologist". New Statesman. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  2. ^ "TED x Eastend". Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Yale World Fellows". Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  4. ^ Langley, William (26 June 2010). "Jon Snow: married in Mustique". The Telegraph. Retrieved 5 December 2018.