Dr. Caesar Atuire Wins £3.2 Million Grant to Lead a Global Project

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Dr. Ceasar Alimsinya Atuire, Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy and Classics, has won a 5-year grant worth 3.2 million Pounds (4 million USD or 33 million Cedis) by the Wellcome Trust Discovery Awards.  

The grant which is the first by the Trust is to finance academics from any discipline who can present a creative project to deliver significant understanding to improve human life, health and well-being.

Dr. Atuire’s Project titled, Moving Beyond Solidarity Rhetoric in Global Health: Pluriversality and Actionable Tools, seeks to explore how understandings and practice of solidarity in global health can play an active role in increasing equity and justice. He will lead a global team with co-investigators from Costa Rica, Canada, Austria, South Africa, India, and Australia.

The project will also design metrics and produce a solidarity index and ranking to measure the practice of solidarity among global health actors. Despite appeals for solidarity, during the Covid -19 pandemic, equity was lacking in the allocation of resources. This research could improve the theory and practice of global health and ensure all affected communities benefit. The Wellcome Trust Discovery supports innovations that could transform understanding of health and its social and political contexts.


Congratulations Dr. Caesar Atuire!