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.
Birthdate: 27 November 1911
Died: 6 August 2011
- A.A. - University of the Philippines Manila 1928
- M.D. Most Outstanding Scholar in Medicine in the Philippines - University of the Philippines Manila 1933
- M.A. in Bacterology - Boston University, Boston Massachusetts 1940