Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate.

Chigarin Misau


Global Health Expert



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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].

Recent Updates:

  • 05|Sep|2018 - Bellagio Declaration on high-quality health systems: from a quality moment to a quality movement. - Click here
  • 05|Sep|2018 - High-quality health systems in the Sustainable Development Goals era: time for a revolution. - Click here
  • 10|Oct|2017 - Addressing Major Challenges in the Governance of Global Health PPPs - Click here
  • 03|Nov|2017 - Delivering 3rd Distinguished Guest Lecture of Unimed Ondo (Video 1 - 3) - Click here
  • 21|Apr|2017 - Yes, some states in the north are failing - Click here
  • 26|Mar|2017 - Pate: How i lost global fund headship - Click here
  • 02|Mar|2017 - Pate misses leadership position at Global Fund for AIDS - Click here
  • Health Policy - Will Ebola change the game? - [pdf]
  • NPHCDA - IDA Credit Buy-Down for Polio Eradication in Nigeria - [pdf]
  • Health in Action - The Midwives Service Scheme in Nigeria - [pdf]