World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director-General, Dr. Hans Troedsson
I found Dida to be an excellent and highly competent communications officer and spokesperson. She worked with me as the Spokesperson and Communications Officer for the WHO country office when I was WHO Representative in Viet Nam. She contributed greatly to raising the profile of WHO and creating widespread recognition of WHO’s performance and work in Viet Nam both among the public and partners. She did excellent networking, showed innovative thinking and developed and maintained widespread and extensive coverage of WHO and our work in public health. Her work on risk communication during the avian influenza H5N1 outbreaks in Viet Nam and Lao PDR was particularly impressive. She also has an excellent adaptability to different cultural contexts and showed great sensitivity in dealing with the multicultural environment of an international organization such as WHO. Dida was also active in developing top quality, comprehensive and creative publications, communication strategies and action plans. It was always easy to work with her since her personality is characterized by openness, interest and engagement.