Muhammad Ali Pate is currently the CEO of Big Win Philanthropy. He is the former Minister of State for Health in Nigeria where he provided direction and policy insight to Nigeria’s primary healthcare system. Prior to this appointment, he was the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), in Abuja, Nigeria where he launched the Midwives Service Scheme (MSS) and established a global coalition of private and public partners to support Nigeria’s improvement in basic health care services. Through the Saving One Million Lives Initiative, Dr. Pate is credited with Nigeria’s efforts to expand vaccinations and access to essential health care services for women and children. His bold vision and several innovative initiatives led to a record 90% drop in incidence of polio in Nigeria during his tenure. Dr Ali Pate is now a Professor in Duke University’s Global Health Institute, USA and serves on the agenda committee of the World Economic Forum. He is an American Board-Certified MD in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, with an MBA (Health Sector Concentration) from Duke University USA. Dr. Ali Pate also has a Masters in Health System Management from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.
You can download Dr. Pate's CV [here].