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Dr Perla Dizon Santos Ocampo
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Birth: Jul. 25, 1935
Pangasinan Province
Ilocos, Philippines
Death: Jun. 29, 2012
Metro Manila
National Capital, Philippines

of Metro Manila
died on June 29, 2012
at the age of 80
Funeral home: Santuario de San Antonio, Makati City
Interment: July 4 at Libingan ng mga Bayani, Taguig City.

Perla Dizon Santos Ocampo, MD ONS was a Filipino pediatrician. She pursued a medical degree at the University of the Philippines and graduated in 1955. She also pursued post-graduate pediatrics training at the UP-Philippine General Hospital, and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in the United States. The policy of the Philippine Department of Health on diarrhea-related health concerns was based on her research on diarrheal disease. Her research on the relation of malnutrition and child growth and developement was instrumental to the country's fight against child malnutrition.
She also served as the Chancellor of the University of the Philippines Manila where she was noted for developing academic programs to increase the quality of health education offered by the university. She was also instrumental to the establishment of the National Institutes of Health, the National Graduate School of the Health Sciences, and the National Telehealth Center.

She was honored as a National Scientist of the Philippines on 2011

She died of respiratory failure due to colon cancer 
Libingan ng mga Bayani
Metro Manila
National Capital, Philippines
Created by: Jack Williams
Record added: Nov 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101344842
Dr Perla Dizon <i>Santos</i> Ocampo
Added by: Jack Williams
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