70 year-old Taiwanese nursing scholar received the 2008 Princess Srinagarindra Award

Professor Dr.Yu-Mei Yu Chao, a professional nursing scholar from Taiwan received the 2008 Princess Srinagarindra Award for her significant contribution to nursing and public health.

Professor Dr.Yu-Mei Yu Chao spoke after the ceremony, that it had been such an honor receiving the award from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn at the Grand Palace. Her research on Multiple Myeloma in adolescents was conducted to find out that the lack of health insurance in the past caused deaths from Multiple Myeloma in children. However, she noted that Thailand had excellent basic medication.

Her mission to improve children’s lives has been accomplished as her 25 years of research has reduced a great number of deaths in children. She and her husband also grant a number of scholarships for children with outstanding performance as well as supporting people in the final stage of cancer.

The Princess Srinagarindra Award Foundation was established in commemoration of the Centenary Birthday Anniversary of Her Royal Highness Princess Srinagarindra Mahidol, His Majesty the King’s mother on October 21, 2000. Since the award was first launched, nine nominees have been selected after a delicate screen and selection process, by a panel of world renowned experts within the South East Asian region. H.R.H. Princess Galyani Vadhana was the one who gave final approvals for the first eight years, this year the final approval has been made by H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. (NNT)