MANILA — Muhammad Ali Pate, Nigeria’s former health minister, is taking on new responsibilities.
Starting July 1, he becomes the World Bank's new global director of health, nutrition and population, as well as the new director of the Global Financing Facility. He was previously CEO at Big Win Philanthropy, a U.K.-based foundation investing in African youth development. He has worked in government and academia, and with the private sector. As of July 1, he also takes on the title of “Julio Frenk Professor of Public Health Leadership” at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.