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Fe V. Del Mundo

National Scientist (1980), NAST Academician

Expertise: Clinical Pediatrics, Maternal and Child Health, Pediatric Education, Outreach Community Pediatrics

Dr. Fe 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.

Affiliation

Chief Pediatrician/President of Foundation, Children's Medical Center, 11 Banawe, Quezon City

Association

    • Third World Academy of Science and Technology, Fellow
    • Medical Women's International Association, Member, sice 1950; Vice President for 12 years; Prsident for 4 years, 1962-66
    • American Academy of Pediatricz, Emeritus Fellow
    • American Pediatric Society, Member
    • American Pediatric Research Society, Member
    • Academy of World Arts and Sciences, Member
    • National Academy of Science and Technology, Member
    • National Research Council of the Philippines, Member
    • Philippine Medical Women's Association, First President
    • Philippine Medical Association, President, 1969-1970
    • Philippine Medical Association, Life Member
    • Maternal and Child Health Association of the Philippines, Life Member: First President, 1972-1979
    • Quezon City Medical Society, Member
    • International Association for Maternal and Neonatal Health, President of International Congress, 1981
    • Philippine Pediatric Society, President
    • PPS, Honorary President, 1983
    • PPS, Founding Member, 1949

Award

    • Medal for the Most Outstanding Scholar in Medicine, Colegio Medico Farmaceutico, 1933
    • Fellowship grant to the USA, Commonwealth of the Philippines, 1936
    • Newscoop Award of the Week, For pioneering work for medical service, Republic Broadcasting System, 1958
    • Plaque of Honor, The most distinguished alumnus for 1960, UP Medical Alumni Society, 1960
    • Presidential Award of Merit, Civic Assembly of Women of the Philippines, 1961
    • Distinguished Service Award, Philippine Medical Association, 1964
    • Most Outstanding Woman in Medicine, Federation International de Abogadas, 1968
    • Most Outstanding Filipino Today (Medicine), Weekly Nation on its 5th Anniversary, 1970
    • Most Distinguished Alumna for her Outstanding Achievement ( Pediatrics and Family Planning), Board of Director, UP Alumni Association, 1972
    • Ayala Science Award in Medical Science, , 1975
    • Outstanding Citizens Award for Medicine and Public Hhealth, City of Manila, 1979
    • National Scientist, MalacaƱang Palace, 1980
    • Joy Achievement Award, Soroptimist International of the Philippines
    • Honorary Fellow for her outstanding achievement in the field of Hospital Administration, Philippine College of Hospital Administrators, 1982
    • Pontifical Award, Holy Sacrament International Church, 1983
    • Gen. Carlos P. Romulo United Nations Award, United Nations Association of the Philippines, 1984
    • Elizabeth Blackwell Award for her Outstanding Service to Mankind, USA, 1966
    • Award as Fellow, World Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1967
    • WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Maternal and Child Health, Geneva, Switzerland, , 1967
    • Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service, Private Citizenn SEA, 1977
    • Outstanding Pediatrician and Humaniitarian, International Pediatric Association of India, 1977
    • Internationa Women's Day Awardee, , 1986
    • Bourguiba Award Outstanding Leadership in Primary Infant/Child Health Care, IAHANEH, 1987
    • Fellow, Third World Academy of Science, 1990
    • Rafael Salas Awardee, IMCH, 1991
    • Outstanding Professional Award in the Field of Medicine, Philippine Federation of Professional Association, 1991
    • Doctor Honoris Causa, PWU, 1968
    • Doctor Honoris Causa, Medical Women's College of Pennsylvania and Smith College, Northamton, Mass. USA, 1970
    • Plaque of Distinction as Founding Chair of FDM MED Cen Foundation, Dept. of Pediatrics, 2002
    • Madame Helen D. de los Santos Award, University of Manila, 2002
    • Most Outstanding Physician Award, Philippine Medical association, 2002
    • Most Outstanding centennial Physician Award, Manila Medical Society, 2002
    • Public Service Award, Ateneo de Manila University, 2002
    • Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa Award PhD and Public Service Award, Ateneo de Manila University, 2002
    • Most Outstanding Individual Health Provider, Council of Health Agencies of the Philippines, 2002
    • Outstanding Citizen Award in Medicine, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, 2002
    • Awarded as Honorary Member, Rotary Club of eastwood Quezon City`, 2002
    • Lifetime Ahievement Award in Medicine, NAST, 2003
    • Lifetime Achievement Award in Medicine, Orange Community, New Jersey, 2003
    • Award for Great Achievers of the World, Armed Forces of the Philippines Commissioned Officers' Club, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon C, 2003
    • FEU-N, Reyes Med. Foundation -New Jersey Chapter on Meritorius Award of Distinction, FEU-N. Reyes Medical Foundation, 2003
    • Gusi Peace Prize Award, , 2003 N 20
    • Conferred as National Scientist, NAST-DOST, 1980
    • Honored as the First President and Founder of PMWA 1949 - 50th, Anniversary, PMWA, 1999
    • The main Hall of PMWA Building was named after Fe Del Mundo, , 1999

Research

    • Primary PTB in rural communities.(TB Center of the Philippines) [ON-GOING]
    • PTB under 5 years. TB Center of the Philippines [ON-GOING]
    • TB direct observed treatment short course.(TB Center of the Philippines) [ON-GOING]
    • DOTS treatment in children in Tatalon, Quezon City [On-going]
    • Observations, diagnosis and treatment in TB in 3000 public school children in Old Balara Elementary School, Quezon City [On-going]
    • Diagnosis and treatments (DOTS) of TB in children in Libis, Quezon City [On-going]
    • A collaborative project of the Center for TB in children [On-going]
    • Diagnosis and treatment by direct observed treatment in children, Quezon City Health Centers in Old Balara and in Tatalon Health Center. [Completed]

Education

    • University of the Philippines, Manila, AA, 1928
    • University of the Philipines, Manila, MD, 1933
    • Boston University and Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, USA, M.A. Bacteriology, 1940

Publication

    • Del Mundo, F., (1952) how to develop healthful feeding habits in children
    • Nutrition News Volume 5:
    • Del Mundo, F., (1990) Roundtable Conference on Priority Pediatric Health Concerns in the Philippines.
    • NAST
    • Del Mundo, F., (1999) The Health Care of Children in the Philippines and Future Directions from Roving (Tiangge) Health Facilities to a Comprehensive Health Clinic, a Resource Health Development.
    • Del Mundo, F., (1999) Textbook of Pediatrics and Child Health 4th Edition.
    • del Mundo, F., (1941 Fe) Effect of ultraviolet irradation of air on incidence of infections in an infant's hospital
    • American Journal of Diseases of Children Volume 61(2):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1941 D) A pediatrician's training in the United States
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 21(12):
    • Del Mundo, F., Cenizal, R., (1946 Je) Fooled type O blood for transfusions in children
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 1(2):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1946 Je) Treatment of pneumonia in children
    • Journal of the Philippines Medical Association Volume 22(6):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1947 Mr) Address of the President of Manila Medical Society
    • Joural of the Medical Society Volume 23(5):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1947 My) Observations on the use of sulfamerazine in 200 children at the North General Hospital
    • Philippine Medical Association Volume 23(5):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1947 My) Problems of our public hospitals
    • Philippine of our public hospitals Volume 2(5):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1947 My) Welcome Address
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 23(5):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1947 Je) Pneumococcic meningitis in children
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 2(6):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1947 O) History of the North General Hospital School of Nursing
    • Filipino Nurse Volume 17(1):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1947 D) Ascariasis in children and the response to hexyresorcinol
    • Philippine Medical Association Volume 23(12):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1948 Jl) Complete situs inversus in a 13-year old boy
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 24(7):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1949 Ag) Preventive pediatrics in private practice
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 25(8);
    • Del Mundo, F., (1951 S) The present status of immunization
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 27(9):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1952 Ja) One good turn deserves another
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 13(1):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1952 Mr) Combined immunization against diptheria, pertussis and tetanus using the triple toxoid
    • Philippine Medical Association Volume 28(3):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1952 Mr) Educating our patients
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 13(3);
    • Del Mundo, F., (1952 Ap) Problems of the newborn
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 13(4);
    • Del Mundo, F., (1952 Je) The Philippine Medical Women's Clinic
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 13(6):
    • Del Mundo, F., Cruz-Adiao, A., Carretero, R., (1952 Jl) Measurements of Filipino newborns
    • Journal of the PPhilippine Medical Association Volume 28(7):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1952 S) Presidential address on the induction of officers of the philippines Pediatrics Society
    • MD Journal Volume 1(9):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1952 N) Reciprocal hospitality
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 13(11):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1952 D) A report on the Vichy Conference
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 13(12):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1952 D) On the completion of one year
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 13(12):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1953 Ja) A medical pilgrimage
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 14(1):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1953 Ap-Je) Roseala infantism
    • Philippine Journal of Pediatrics Volume 2(2):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1953 Ag) Children's disease commonly missed by general practitioners
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 14(8):
    • Del Mundo, F., Cruz-Adiao, (1953 O) Measurements of 10,839 newborn Filipino babies
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 29(10):
    • Del Mundo, F., Acosta-Sison, H., Tupas, A., Enrile., R., (1953 O) Panel discussion on infant mortality
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 29(10):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1953 D) Suggested solutions to common pediatric disorders
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 14(12):
    • Del Mundo, F., Cordero, L.S., (1954) Mongolism, an observation in Filipino children
    • Philippine Journal of Pediatrics Volume 3:
    • Del Mundo, F., (1954) Presidential address
    • Philippine Journal of Pediatrics Volume 3(3):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1954) Suggested solutions to common pediatric disorders
    • Journal of the Philippine Federation of Private Medical Practitioners Volume 3:
    • Del Mundo, F., (1954 Ja) Sympatology and diagnosis of rheumatic infection
    • Philippine medical World Volume 15(1):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1954 Ja-Mr) Sympatology and diagnosis of rheumatic infection
    • Philippine Journal of Pediatrics Volume 3(1):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1954) Sympatology and diagnosis of rheumatic infection
    • Philippine Heart Journal Volume 2:
    • Del Mundo, F., (1954 Ag) Towards a common goal
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 15(8):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1954 Ag) A word of thanks on the occassion of the turning over of the Association to the new president
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 15(8):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1954 O) The spirit of the Medical Women's International Association
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 15(10):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1955 Fe) Is medicine deteriorating
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 16(2);
    • Del Mundo, F., (1955 Mr) Roseala infantum in Filipino children
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 16(3):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1955 Mr) The Doctor is a health educator
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 16(3):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1955 Mr) The doctor is a health educator
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 16(3):
    • Del Mundo, F., Baleros, C., (1955 My) Observation on diarrheas at the Little Clinic
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 16(5):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1955 Je) Our medical students
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 16(6):
    • Del Mundo, F., Baleros, C., (1955 Jl) Acute diarrheas in infants
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 31(7):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1955 Jl) Hospitals and clinics of our women doctors
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 16(7):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1955 Ag) Health education to eradicate superstitions in child care
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 16(8):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1955 Ag) Hospitals and clinics of our women doctors: The Rebecce Parrish Memorial Clinic
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 16(8):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1955 N) Pre-eruptive Roseala encephalitis; a report of 2 cases
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 31(11):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1956) Early considerations in child care
    • Bulletin of the Department of Health Volume 28:
    • Del Mundo, F., et.al., (1956 Ja) Observations on the use of Alevaire in 359 children with different respiratory conditions
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 32(1):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1956 Jl) The choice of milk for artificial feeding
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 17(7):
    • Del Mundo, F., et.al., (1956 Ag) Meeting the basic needs of children
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 17(8):
    • Del Mundo, F., et.al., (1956 Ag) Problems in the diagnosis of cow's milk allergy; presentation of three cases
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 32(8):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1956 S) Health problems of children- one to six years old
    • Manila Chronicle, Woman and the Home Megazine
    • Del Mundo, F., et.al., (1956 D) Variations in the onset of measles
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 32(12):
    • Del Mundo, F., et.al., (1957 S) Vomiting in the newborn
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 33(9):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1958 Mr) A review in sudden deaths in children
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 34(3):
    • Del Mundo, F., et.al., (1958 Ap) Carcinomatosis in a child who presented a diagnosis problem
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 19(4):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1958 My) Incidence of rheumatic infections among childre
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 34(9):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1958 O) More reports on the 8th Congress of MWIA
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 19(10):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1958 N) A hypogastric ass which presented a diagnostic problem:, a case report
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 19(11):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1959 Ap) Rickets in two siblings
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 35(4):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1958 D) An epidemic of acute bronchiolitis in infants in 1957
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 34(12):
    • Del Mundo, F., et.al., (1959 Ja) Observations on herpangina
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 35(1):
    • Del Mundo, F., et.al., (1959 Ja) Observations on herpangina
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 35(1):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1959 Je) Simplying the management of children's diseases
    • Journal of the Philippine Federation of Private Medical Practitioners Volume 8(9):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1959 Jl-Ag) Cooperative efforts to eradicate prejudice and discrimination
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 20(4):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1959 N-D) A decade of PMWA achievement
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 20(6):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1960 Ja-Mr) Further observations of bronchiolitis and its management
    • Philippine Journal of Pediatrics Volume 9(1):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1960 Ja-Mr) Infant feeding in the Philippines
    • American Quarterly Review of Pediatrics Volume 15(1):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1960 F) Medicine a life long study
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 36(2):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1960 Mr-Ap) Gratitude on the occassion of an award as the most outstanding alumnus- U.P. College of Medicine
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 21(2):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1960 Je) Report of a collagen disease that presented a diagnostic problem
    • Philippine Journal of Pediatrics Volume 9(2):
    • Del Mundo, F., et.al., (1960 My-Je) Observations on acute brochiolitis in infants and its management
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 21(3):
    • Del Mundo, F., et.al., (1960 Ag) Clinical experience with piperazine hydrate in ascariasis
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 36(8):
    • Del Mundo, F., et.al., (1960 S) Reactions to some tranquillers as observed among children
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 36(9):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1960 O 30) Orphans of Technology
    • Sunday Times Magazine Volume 16(12):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1960 N) The health status of our infants and pre-school children
    • Philippine Health Journal Volume 7(4):
    • Del Mundo, F., Morales, A.C., (1961 Ja-Mr) An undiagnosed mediastinal mass
    • Journal of Pediatrics Volume 10(1):
    • Del Mundo, F., Gan, T.M., (1961 Mr-Ap) The Medical Women's International Congress of 1962 in Manila
    • Philppine Medical World Volume 22(2):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1961 Ap 30) The need for hospitalization
    • Sunday Times Magazine Volume 16(38):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1961 My-Je) A survey of hospital-born prematures in the Philippines
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 22(3):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1961 My-Je) The IXth General Assembly of the MWIA
    • Philippine Medical World Volume 22(3):
    • Del Mundo, F., et.al., (1961 Je) Clinical observations on the use of Pyrvinium pamoate in enterobiasis
    • Philippine Medical Association Volume 37(6):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1961 O) Simplifying the management of children's disease
    • Ideal Midwife Volume 6(4):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1962 Ja) Does sulphone theraphy in leprous mothers affect their offspring
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 38(1):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1962 Ja) A health record
    • Ideal Midwife Volume 7(1):
    • Del Mundo, F., et.al., (1962 Ap) Infantile cortical hyperostosis
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 38(4):
    • Del Mundo, F., et.al., (1962 Ag) The efficacy of oral penecillin in children by blood level determinations
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 38(8):
    • Del Mundo, F., (1962 O) The sick child's comfort
    • Ideal Midwife Volume 7(4):
    • Del Mundo, F., et.al., (1962 D) A study of iron depletion prophylaxis by the use of iron containing formulas
    • Journal Philippine Medical Association Volume 38(12):
    • Del Mundo, F., Barrion, L.E., (1963 Ja) Dengue and dengue-like fevers in children
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 39(1):
    • Del Mundo, F., Realica, A.B., (1963 F) The significance and etiology of epistaxis in children
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical Association Volume 39(2):
    • Del Mundo, F., et.al., (1963 Jl) An institutional outbreak of acute poliomyelitis in Novaliches
    • Journal of the Philippine Medical association Volume 39(7):