Caesar Atuire, PhD

Dr. Caesar Alimsinya Atuire, is a philosopher and ethicist at the Department of Philosophy and Classics, University of Ghana, Legon. He began his university education in Civil Engineering at Imperial College, London. He later went to study philosophy and theology, earning a PhD in philosophy and ethics in Rome with a dissertation on suicide.


Dr. Atuire has been instrumental in promoting the study of health and research ethics in the African context. His research and publications bring African voices and perspectives to the conversation on global health and ethical issues. In 2019 he co-edited the volume Bioethics in Africa: theories and praxis, (Vernon Press). Apart speaking at high profile academic platforms and contributing to policy documents, Dr. Atuire’s works have appeared in journals including the The Lancet, BMJ Ethics, BMJ Global Health, The Hastings Center Report, Developing World Bioethics, Transcultural Psychiatry and the Journal of African Cultural Studies.


Dr Atuire is a member of the WHO, Covid-19 Ethics and Governance Working Group and a member of the Steering Committee of the Global Forum for Bioethics in Research.


Since 2003, Dr. Atuire has been president of an NGO, Amicus Onlus (, that delivers healthcare to rural communities in the Central Region of Ghana, offers vocational skills training to marginalized young persons, and assists returned illegal immigrants from Europe to re-settle in Ghana.







Caesar Atuire, PhD

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University of Ghana, Legon