Del Mundo, Fe (+)
M.D., M.A. Pediatrics
Dr. del Mundo dedicated her life to the cause of pediatrics in the country. She did not confine herself only to research in different aspects of pediatrics but she also trained physicians, paramedics and lay health workers in child care. She also went to the extent of doing extension services to remote rural areas in the Philippines and became the moving spirit behind the establishment of various pediatric institutions in the country.
Her untiring devotion to child care earned her a number of honors: Elizabeth Blackwell award for outstanding service to mankind, 1966; Ramon Magsaysay award for public service by a private citizen, 1977; Rotary International science award, 1960; and 15th International Congress of Pediatrics award as most outstanding pediatrician and humanitarian, 1977.