The International Peace Maternity & Child Health Hospital (IPMCH) of China Welfare Institute(CWI),which was founded in 1952 by Mme. Soong Ching Ling, one of the founders of new China, the Honorary President of the People’s Republic of China, the founder of CWI, now is an AAA grade hospital for gynaecology and obstetrics, maternal and children health care and Internet Specialist Hospital, integrating of medicine, health care, education and research. It has been honored as one of the affiliated hospitals of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, the national class “baby-friendly hospital”. IPMCH has insisted on the purpose of “being experimental and demonstrative, enhancing scientific research” and carried forward the guideline of “giving wholehearted service to women and children”, and it has been honored the “National ‘May 1st’ Labor Day” Medal, and “National Advanced Group Award” and so on.
IPMCH has 480 beds approved in Xuhui district and 500 beds approved in Fengxian district with above 1100 staffs (involving more than 130 experts above title in vice-high class) in all. Annually, about 1,350,000 outpatients and above 51,000 inpatients get the personalized medical service, including more than 32,000 operations. Both the maternal mortality rate and the perinatal mortality rate maintain at a very low level, which has approached advanced international standards. It has several clinical departments including Obstetrics, Gynecology, Reproductive, Reproductive Genetics, Family Planning, Breast Surgery, Neonatology and etc.
IPMCH was authorized the National Standardized Residency Training Hospital, National Training Institute for Midwife, The Fertility Center has been established as one of the earliest batch and the national training institute for gynecologic laparoscope technology authorized by the Ministry of Health. Especially, IPMCH is the national clinical application pilot unit for PGD and NIPT. It has 2 national constructing projects for characteristic specialties of pregnant and prenatal care, climacteric care among women. Its construction of the capability for Prophylaxis and Treatment for VTE has passed the national certification. IPMCH is also authorized the Shanghai Prenatal Diagnosis Technology Quality Control Center and the Shanghai Birth Defects Prevention and Healthcare Center.
In the fields of education and research, IPMCH provides Doctorate degree programs (Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics) and the Master’s degree programs (Clinical Pathology, Basic Medicine, General Surgery, Anesthesiology). As a postdoctoral training unit, it recruits postdoctoral students in Basic Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Biology, etc. IPMCH has excellent research team including the Leader of National Key Research and Development Program, the Principal of the National Natural Science Foundation International (regional) Cooperation and Communication Program, the Experts with State Council Special Allowance, Provincial Leading Talents, Provincial Outstanding Youths and a number of well-known academicians, professors and scholars.
IPMCH has a Shanghai Key Laboratory of Embryo Original Diseases, the Clinical Research Center for Birth Defects and Rare Diseases and sub-center of the Clinical Research Center, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. It also cooperates with Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of British Columbia, University of Hong Kong to establish the Medicine Joint Research Centers. IPMCH presides over major international cooperation projects (the leading unit), key projects of the state key research and development plan (the chief unit) and key national projects (project leader unit).
The key awards of achievements in scientific research include the second prize of the “National Scientific & Technological Advancement Award”, the first prize of the “Chinese Medical Science Award”, National Awards for major achievements for National Tackling Key Problems in science and technology, the first prize of “Shanghai Medical Science & Technology Award”, etc.
IPMCH will move towards the goal of becoming a hospital a “fisrt-class discipline, leading specialty, domestically renowned, internationally recognized, and competitive research-oriented hospital”, and strive to continuously create new chapters in Soong Ching Ling’s maternal and child health care service !