AfOx Fellow
Senior Lecturer
Department of Philosophy and Classics
University of Ghana

Research interests

  • Philosophy (Medieval, Existentialism, African)
  • Health ethics
  • Research Ethics
  • Mental Health
  • African decolonization perspectives

Awards/ Prizes

  • Visiting Fellowship (2020-2021) at All Souls College, University of Oxford.
  • Visiting Professor (Spring 2021) Saint Gallen University, Switzerland.
  • Member, Ethics Working Group of the World Health Organization's Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A)

Dr Caesar Atuire


I am a philosopher who works on the dialogue and overlaps between African and Euro-American philosophy. My research draws on various traditions of African philosophy to address global ethical issues. I have worked on the frameworks informing the understanding of mental health in the African context, the principles surrounding research and healthcare ethics in a communitarian context, and how African conceptions of solidarity can contribute to conversations around the right to health and global health. I have also worked on models of decolonization in global health and contributed to the conversation around Black Lives Matter and the removal of statues of racists from the public space. In short, I am a philosopher who is concerned about ethics and frameworks of equity in the generation, dissemination, and sharing of knowledge and resources in the health and healthcare spaces.

Outside academic life, I lead an NGO, Amicus Onlus, that operates in healthcare, basic education, vocational skills training, and re-integration of returned illegal migrants to Europe in Ghana ( Our work is mainly among rural communities and the underprivileged. This dimension informs and compliments my philosophical commitment to a more ethical world. 

AfOx Fellowship

Caesar was an AfOx-Collaborative Fellow in 2018.

During his 8 week AfOx fellowship in 2018, Caesar was hosted by the Department of Psychiatry and All Souls College.

Key publications

  1. Jecker, N. and Atuire, C.A. 2021. Out of Africa: a solidarity-based approach to vaccine allocation. Hastings Center Report.
  2.  Atuire, C.A., Kong, C. and Dunn, M., 2020. Articulating the sources for an African normative framework of healthcare: Ghana as a case study. Developing World Bioethics. DOI: 10.1111/dewb.12265
  3.  Atuire, C.A., 2020. Black Lives Matter and the Removal of Racist Statues. 21: Inquiries into Art, History, and the Visual, 1(2), pp.449-467. DOI:
  4.  Atuire, C.A., 2020. Pursuing nation-building within multi-partisan fragmentation: the case of Ghana. National Identities, 22(5), pp.533-547.
  5.  Frimpong-Mansoh, Y.A. and Atuire, C.A. eds., 2019. Bioethics in Africa: Theories and Praxis. Vernon Press