Women in STEM advent calendar: Day 15 – Professor Honoria Acosta-Sison

This winter, we are celebrating the festive season by honouring 25 amazing women in STEM, some of which you might not know of!

Professor Honoria Acosta-Sison

First Filipina doctor
30 Dec 1887 – 19 Jan 1970

Honoria Acosta-Sison was the first Filipina physician, surgeon and obstetrician. At the University of Manila, she helped establish obstetrics and gynaecology as a specialty. She improved medical care for pregnant women and new mothers, and was an internationally renowned expert on trophoblastic disease and pre-eclampsia. She received many awards, including the Presidential Medal.   

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Posted in Advent 2018.