Muhammad Ali Pate, incoming World Bank global director for health, nutrition and population and director of the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents. Photo by: World Economic Forum / CC BY-NC-SA

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.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.