The World Bank has appointed Muhammad Ali Pate as global director for health, nutrition and population.
Pate served as minister of state for health during the administration of former president, Goodluck Jonathan.
Pate was also appointed as director of Global Financing Facility (GFF) of the World Bank Group, which seeks to raise “trillions of dollars” to ensure the sustainable development goals are achieved before 2030.
Tedros Ghebreyesus who is the director-general of the World Health Organisation congratulated Pate on Wednesday, May 15. He said they were looking forward to working closely with him to achieve health for all.
Read his tweet below:
Pate resigned as Nigeria’s minister of state for health to take up the position of Professor in Duke University’s Global Health Institute, USA in July 2013.
Pate received the Harvard Health Leader award for his immense contribution to health in developing countries in 2013.
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Meanwhile, Nigeria’s minister of health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has expressed sadness with the way doctors are fleeing the country in search of greener pastures abroad.
He further lamented the inability of several state governments to recruit and keep medical doctors, specialists, in care hospitals.
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