Linet Otieno


Linet Atieno Otieno is the Senior Regional Communication manager at Drugs for neglected Diseases initiative. She is a highly skilled communications expert who has developed innovative communications strategies targeting various audiences and successfully implemented them. She has over 15 years’ experience working in international nonprofit organizations in various sectors (health, humanitarian, environment and research). Eight years out of this have been spent communicating complex scientific content to nonexperts and supporting scientists to communicate simply with different audiences.

She has experience in among others crisis communications, media relations, speech writing, event management, Training, strategic communications, public speaking, content collection and development of communication tools.

Previously, she worked with Centres for Disease Control where she was responsible for numerous
communication activities including development of audiovisual database, working with radio and
television stations to develop health and scientific programmes and training of staff members on
communication with nonexpert audiences.