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Dr. Gerald Michael Ssebunnya

Primary care physician and a bioethicist. Founder and Executive Director of Africa Institute for Human Dignity
(AIHD). Medical Director of Padre Pio Medical Centre in Gaborone, Botswana.

Dr. Gerald Michael Ssebunnya is a primary care physician and a bioethicist based in Gaborone, Botswana. He holds an MB ChB degree from Makerere University in Uganda, and an MPhil (Applied Ethics) degree plus a DPhil (Philosophy) degree from St Augustine College of South Africa. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Africa Institute for Human Dignity (AIHD), which is a pan-African trust domiciled in Gaborone, Botswana. AIHD aims to articulate contemporary African thought on the dignity of the human person, human values and human flourishing, through a collaborative network of scholars and researchers. Dr. Ssebunnya is also the Medical Director of Padre Pio Medical Centre in Gaborone, Botswana, and a sessional lecturer in medical ethics and professionalism at the University of Botswana. His current research interests include: the dignity of the human person; moral agency and the moral imperative in contemporary medicine; bioethics in Africa; human genome editing; and appropriate anti-COVID-19 interventions in primary health care. He has published on bioethics in Africa, medical ethics education and philosophy of medicine.