Pate, Muhammad Ali

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Last updated January 31, 2023
Dr. Muhammad Pate holds a position of Julio Frenk Professor of Public Health Leadership in Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Until July 2021 served as the Global Director, Health Nutrition and Population, World Bank Group, and Director of Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents Dr. Pate previously held several senior positions, including as the Chief Executive Officer of Big Win Philanthropy, based in the UK, and the Minister of State for Health in the Federal Government of Nigeria. Dr. Pate is an MD trained in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, with an MBA from Duke University. He also has a Masters’ in Health System Management from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK.

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    Walking the Talk: Reimagining Primary Health Care After COVID-19
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2021-06-28) Barış, Enis ; Silverman, Rachel ; Wang, Huihui ; Zhao, Feng ; Pate, Muhammad Ali
    Almost half a century ago, policy leaders issued the Declaration of Alma Ata and embraced the promise of health for all through primary health care (PHC). That vision has inspired generations. Countries throughout the world—rich and poor—have struggled to build health systems anchored in strong PHC where they were needed most. The world has waited long enough for high-performing PHC to become more than an aspiration; it is now time to deliver. The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has facilitated the reckoning for that shared failure—but it has also created a once-in-a-generation opportunity for transformational health system changes. The pandemic has shown policy makers and ordinary citizens why health systems matter and what happens when they fail. Bold reforms now can prepare health systems for future crises and bring goals such as universal health coverage within reach. PHC holds the key to these transformations. To fulfill that promise, however, the walk has to finally match the talk. Walking the Talk: Reimagining Primary Health Care after COVID-19 outlines how to get there. It charts an agenda to reimagined, fit-for-purpose PHC. It asks three questions about health systems reform built around PHC: Why? What? How? The characteristics of high-performing PHC are precisely those that are most critical for managing the pressures coming to bear on health systems in the post-COVID world. The challenges include future outbreaks and other emergent threats, as well as long-term structural trends that are reshaping the environments in which systems operate in noncrisis times. Walking the Talk highlights three sets of megatrends that will increasingly affect health systems in the coming decades: • Demographic and epidemiological shifts • Changes in technology • Citizens’ evolving expectations for health care. Reimagined PHC systems will be equipped through optimized system design, financing, and delivery to ensure high-quality services, care to address patients’ needs, fairness and accountability, and resilient systems.
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    The Water in Which We Are Swimming: Introduction to the Special Issue - Developing a Common Understanding of Networks of Care
    (Taylor and Francis, 2020-11-17) Chopra, Mickey ; Pate, Muhammad Ali
    This special issue of Health Systems & Reform on Networks of Care helps us understand the water in which we are swimming. First, it presents a definition of a Network of Care: “a group of public and/or private sector service delivery sites deliberately interconnected through an administrative and clinical management model which promotes a structure and culture that prioritizes client-centered, effective, efficient operation and collaborative learning, enabling providers across all levels of care, not excluding the community, to work in teams and share responsibility for outcomes.” Defined thus, this concept offers the promise of a pragmatic approach to managing service delivery that can be applied throughout a health system, identifying ways for multiple sites to work together, adapt to new challenges, better ensure integration of care, and promote the more effective use of resources throughout. The subsequent papers in the series offer a practical evidence-based vision—based on lessons from experts, literature reviews, and direct case study observations—that can lead us from knowledge to action in building transformative Networks of Care in diverse settings around the world.