Filipino Doctor Fe Del Mundo – Inventor:
Doctor Fe Del Mundo is credited with studies that lead to the invention of an improved incubator and a jaundice relieving device. She has dedicated her life to the cause of pediatrics in the Philippines.
Fe Del Mundo – Awards:
- In 1966, Fe Del Mundo received the Elizabeth Blackwell Award for “outstanding service to mankind”.
- In 1977, Fe Del Mundo received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for outstanding public service.
- She also received the 15th International Congress of Pediatrics award as most outstanding pediatrician and humanitarian in 1977.
Fe Del Mundo – Biography:
Fe Del Mundo was born in Manila on November 27, 1911. She was the sixth of eight children. At age fifteen, Fe Del Mundo entered the University of the Philippines and received an Associate in Arts and later a medical degree with highest honors. In 1940, she received a M.A. in bacteriology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.