Google doodle is honoring Fe Villanueva del Mundo, Filipino pediatrician born on November 27, 1911. She was the first woman admitted as a student of the Harvard Medical School and founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines.
A leading pediatrician and distinguished scholar, humanitarian and exemplary citizen has been the moving spirit behind the establishment of various pediatric institutions in the Philippines. A medical researcher and writer, Dr. del Mundo has produced numerous articles and treatises on various scientific subjects, especially on pediatrics. These works have either been published or read before many scientific fora here and abroad.
Her achievements in the fields of pediatrics, public service, and other community endeavors have earned for her well-deserved awards, honors and decorations affirming her qualities and accomplishments. Among the awards and distinctions, she has received are, the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service by a Private Citizen, 1977; XV International Congress of Paediatrics award for Outstanding Paediatrician and Humanitarian, 1977; award as Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, 1967; and the Elizabeth Blackwell Award for Outstanding Service to Mankind, 1966.