Healthcare & Science Research

Healthcare & Science Research
A main block at the medical campus of the University of Hong Kong was named the William M. W. Mong Block.

Health is the most valuable asset to any individual. Dr. William Mong was always a strong supporter of medical development in Hong Kong. In 2001, Dr. Mong donated HK$17 million to Queen Mary Hospital for the setting up of the Mong Man Wai Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory and Coronary Care Unit. The Unit was equipped with modern and advanced facilities. The donation was made with the sincere wish that the community would be able to benefit from this establishment and breakthroughs in cardiovascular diseases could be achieved.

In addition, Dr. Mong's concern for the wellbeing of the society has been the motivating factor of his sponsorship of the "Tongue Acupuncture Centre", an institution that incorporates Chinese medical practice into modern scientific research.

With a view to improve the quality of local medical education, SHECF has made substantial donations towards medical research. The Fund's contribution to the Hong Kong Cancer Fund was motivated by the need to increase public awareness on cancer and develop better treatments and possible cures for the disease. In 1996, the Fund donated HK$5 million to set up the Mong Man Wai Chair of Otorhinolaryngology at the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong.

Dr. William Mong had always thought that education and technology are essential for a nation's development. An embodiment of this belief are donations made to the Purple Mountain Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Science in 1996 for the development of a telescope to observe the changing patterns of the universe. In recognition of Dr. Mong's support, the Purple Mountain Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Science named Asteroid 3678 as "Mong Man Wai Star"

The Purple Mountain Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Science named Asteroid 3678 as "Mong Man Wai Star".
The orbit model of Mongmanwai star.