Chen Zhili, vice chairperson of the National People's Congress Standing Committee and president of the All-China Women's Federation, sent on September 12 a letter of congratulations on behalf of the All-China Women's Federation to Tu Youyou, winner of the 2011 Lasker Medical Research Award in recognition of her successful extraction of artemisinin from Artemisia apiacea.
Tu Youyou [File Photo]
Chen commended Tu Youyou's achievements in anti-malaria medication, saying that her success is not only the pride of Chinese medical workers but of Chinese women as well.
Pharmacist Tu Youyou, 81, was also yesterday awarded the GlaxoSmithKline Outstanding Achievement Life Award in Beijing.
(Source: people.com.cn / Translated by womenofchina.cn)
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