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Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics



STEVE BIKO CENTRE FOR BIOETHICS                                 
DIRECTOR: Professor Ames Dhai

“It is better to die for an idea that will live, than to live for an idea that will die.” – Steve Biko

The Steve  Biko Centre for Bioethics  is a university-based centre committed to the values of justice, dignity, respect and freedom – both intellectual and academic. The Centre is a Faculty Centre situated in the School of Clinical Medicine.

Staff at the Centre boast a wide  range of expertise in ethics and they are deeply committed to furthering the discipline of bioethics in South Africa and internationally. Centre staff  take  pride in advising and consulting for policy makers at national and provincial level, as well as in programmes like Good Clinical  Practise –and that  is just the tip of the iceberg.


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At national policy level, Centre staff provide advice and consultation in bioethics, human rights and health law for health sciences curricula, regulation,
development and ethics in research for the country.

At an international level,  Centre staff contribute to programmes in UNESCO, the European Commission and The National Institutes of Health (US) to name but a few. Centre staff also contribute to the development of bioethics and research ethics capacity on the different African regions.

The Centre expanded its postgraduate programmes during   the review and graduated its first PhD in 2014, and two more in 2015. Details of their research can be found on page 78 of the Biennial Report below:

Biennial Report (2014-2015)_School of Clinical Medicine