Scientist Profile


Estefania Aldaba-Lim

Clinical Psychologist, Most Outstanding Achievement award University Michigan

Expertise: Social Sciences, Clinical Psycology

Dr. Estefania Aldaba-Lim, Ph.D. (1917-March 7, 2006) is recognized for her important contributions in the field of Clinical Psychocologist was the first female secretary of any Cabinet of the Philippines, serving as Secretary of Social Services and Development from 1971 to 1977. She obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1942. She was also the first Filipino clinical psychologist of the Philippines. She played prominent roles as the former assistant secretary general of the United Nations Children's Fund's International Year of the Child. [2] Aldaba-Lim served as President of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. She also the founding president of Museo Pambata in Manila, [3] the founding member and president of Philippine Psychological Corporation, and founding member of SOS Children Village, Inc. of the Philippines. In 1948 she set up the Institute of Human Relations at Philippine Women's University . [4] Ms. Aldaba-Lim was the first woman to become special ambassador to the United Nations, with the rank of assistant secretary general during the International Year of the Child in 1979. She received the UN Peace Medal Award from then Secretary General Kurt Waldheim.


    • Mae Carvell Awardee during the 16th Regional Conference of the Ventures Club of the Americas , Montemar Beach Resort,, Bataan, 2002 Ag 15
    • Distinguished Fellowship Award , Thomas Aquinas Research Center, 2002