Muhammad Ali Pate serves as the Global Director of the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank and the Director of the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents. He was formerly Minister of State for Health of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from July 2011 to July 2013, and after this was Chief Executive Officer of Big Win Philanthropy. He was on the visiting faculty at the Duke Global Health Institute and in 2014 he founded the Chigari Foundation, a community engagement foundation in northern Nigeria. Dr. Pate is a founder and a co-chair of the Board of the Private Sector Health Alliance in Nigeria, which aims to catalyze innovation and synergy between public and private sectors to improve health outcomes. Dr. Pate has a medical degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria, an MBA from Duke University and an MA in Health System Management from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.