Muhammad Pate, Former Minister of State for Health of Nigeria


Leadership Lessons Learned: Eradicating Polio in Nigeria
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate served as Nigeria’s Minister of State for Health from 2011-2013. Prior, he was the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), in Abuja, Nigeria. Dr. Pate is currently a professor at the Duke University Global Health Institute. He also serves on the agenda committee of the World Economic Forum and is a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Vaccination and Humanitarian Emergencies at the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva. Dr. Pate is an American Board-Certified MD in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and holds an MBA (Health Sector Concentration) from Duke University, and a Masters in Health System Management from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. In fall 2016, Dr. Pate is serving as a Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.