Awarding Ceremony of 9th Soong Ching-ling Pediatrics Award Held in Beijing

2015-11-02 10:18:03   China Soong Ching Ling Foundation

Hosted by China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (CSCLF), supported by the Department of Maternal and Child Health of the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), and organized by the Capital Institute of Pediatrics, the awarding ceremony of the 9th Soong Ching-ling Pediatrics Award was held at the Soong Ching-Ling's Former Residence in Beijing on October 15, 2015. Altogether over 120 participants attended the ceremony, including CSCLF Chairman Hu Qili, CSCLF Standing Vice Chairman Qi Mingqiu, Qin Geng, director of NHFPC Maternal and Child Health Department, as well as representatives of health and family planning commissions, pediatric experts, and representatives of medical organizations from different provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities.

Leaders and guests attending the ceremony pose for a group photo with representatives of award winners. 

CSCLF Chairman Hu Qili awards the prizewinners.

The photo shows the awarding ceremony of the 9th Soong Ching-ling Pediatrics Award.

CSCLF Standing Vice Chairman Qi Mingqiu delivers a speech.

Qin Geng, director of the Department of Maternal and Child Health of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, delivers a speech.

Zhu Zonghan, director of the judging panels of the award, introduces the award winning achievements.

Chen Jing, representative of award winners, delivers a speech.

Wang Tianyou, secretary of the party committee of Beijing Children Hospital, delivers a speech.

The Soong Ching-ling Pediatrics Award was launched by CSCLF together with the Maternal and Child Health Care and Community Health Department in the Ministry of Health in 2006. It aims to award and encourage the outstanding research achievements in the pediatric field. It also aims to boost the scientific research in this field, and promote the continuous development of pediatrics. The award has brought great influence in the pediatric field, attracting high-level medical talents to devote themselves in the study of this field.

CSCLF Standing Vice Chairman Qi Mingqiu delivered a speech. He said the award had become the most influential award in China's pediatric field under the attention and support of NHFPC and various circles of the society, showcasing the new experiences, developments and achievements of Chinese pediatric field.

Qin Geng, director of the Department of Maternal and Child Health of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, fully affirmed the developments and achievements of the award. Its academic level is high, fully showcasing the positive exploration spirit in western regions and local organizations. It also plays an important role in improving the health level of children. Awarding these people is an acknowledgement to their innovation and devotion, which will encourage them to climb to the peak of scientific technologies.

CSCLF Standing Vice Chairman Qi Mingqiu awards the organization award.

The training class of maternal and child health management was held later. The class explained in many fields including public hospital reform, media literacy of maternal and child health care organizations, and prevention of medical risks. Students also share the problems happening in their daily work at the same time. The training class had very good effects.

Introduction to the Soong Ching-ling Pediatrics Award

The Soong Ching-ling Pediatrics Award was launched by CSCLF together with the Maternal and Child Health Care and Community Health Department in the Ministry of Health in 2006. It aims to award and encourage the outstanding research achievements in the pediatric field. It also aims to boost the scientific research in this field, promote the continuous development of pediatrics, as well as train and encourage medical staff's innovation and devotion in pediatric basic medicine, clinical medicine and preventive medicine fields. The award is reviewed every two years, awarding 5 to 10 winners.

The target of the award is to boost the development of pediatric medicine, and promote the exchange in pediatric medicine between eastern and western regions. Through publishing new technologies and promoting awarded programs in time, the medical ideas and level of pediatricians in the western regions have been improved effectively.

The award has brought great influence in the pediatric area, attracting high-level medical talents to devote themselves in the study of this field. It has also contributed to strengthening the work on maternal and child health, and improving the quality of new-born population.

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