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Fé Primitiva del Mundo y Villanueva

Filipino: Fé Primitiva Villanueva del Mundo
Birthplace: 120 Cailbdo St., Intramuros, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Death: August 06, 2011 (101)
Dr. Fe del Mundo Medical Center, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines (Cardiac arrest)
Place of Burial: Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Bernardo del Mundo and Paz Villanueva del Mundo
Sister of Salvador V. del Mundo; Maria del Mundo; Carmen Belmonte; José Patricio del Mundo; Private and 1 other

Occupation: Pediatrician
Managed by: Private User
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About Fe del Mundo

Fe del Mundo was a Filipina pediatrician. The first woman admitted as a student of the Harvard Medical School, she founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines. Her pioneering work in pediatrics in the Philippines in an active medical practice that spanned 8 decades won her international recognition, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service in 1977. In 1980, she was conferred the rank and title of National Scientist of the Philippines while in 2010, she was conferred the Order of Lakandula.


  • Wikipedia,. 'Fe Del Mundo'. N. p., 2015. Date published: 16 October 2015. Date accessed: 26 Oct. 2015.
  • "Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-1984," images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 October 2015), Birth Certificates > 1909 > Mar, #2118-2363 > image 278 of 383; Civil Registry Office, City Hall of Manila.
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Fe del Mundo's Timeline

November 27, 1909
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
August 6, 2011
Age 101
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
August 11, 2011
Age 101
Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines