Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III

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Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III is a Filipino doctor in medicine whose work in promoting international health policies has been recognized both in the Philippines and around the world. Although he was born in Tacloban City, in the province of Leyte, his poor parents raised him in the neighboring province of Samar.



Lucero-Prisno III was a diligent student in his years of basic education. He was schooled through the Philippine’s public school system when he was in elementary and high school. He soon rose into prominence among the said schools when he gained the privilege to represent Eastern Visayas region in a national quiz show and won it.

He enrolled at the University of the Philippines for a Psychology degree in college through its scholarship program. After graduating as cum laude, he proceeded to take a degree in Medicine, again, through the university’s scholarship for students with less financial capabilities.

Advanced Studies

His hunger for education had not subsided even after finishing medical school. He decided to specialize in public health, which made him go abroad for further studies. He later obtained his Master of Public Health a school in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, which was the Royal Tropical Institute. Still not contented with his masters, he finished a Diploma in Social Science Research Methods at Cardiff University in Wales, United Kingdom. He continues to advance his studies for a doctor of philosophy in the same university.

Awards and Achievements

Lucero-Prisno III had gained recognition for his contributions in promoting the health and welfare of seafarers. He has made various studies in this field that had recommended certain measures for the health of seamen. In May 2009, He won an award for these studies during the 11th Conference on International Society of Travel Medicine held in Budapest Hungary. Earlier, he received the Shine 2008 International Student Award in Cardiff.




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