Pakistan’s ‘Leprosy Fighter’ Dr. Ruth Pfau Passed Away!

Known as the Mother Teresa of Pakistan, Dr. Ruth Pfau took her last breath earlier this morning while she was admitted to Aga Khan Hospital. The Leprosy Fighter was in critical condition and couldn’t fight the fate as she passed away at 4 am. in the morning.

Dr. Pfau first came to Pakistan when she was 29 years of age in 1960. She was born in Leipzig and was a German nun. As a part of the Society of Daughters of the Heart of Mary, her devotion to doing something in and for Pakistan took her to become Pakistan’s leprosy fighter. For 50 years, Dr. Pfau helped the leprosy patients survive and founded the National Leprosy Control Programme in Pakistan.

The Funeral of Dr. Pfau will be on 18th August 2017

At first, she founded the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre in Karachi and founded the center in other provinces of Pakistan as well. She treated more than 50,000 families in her lifetime, adding more to the contribution towards the welfare of Pakistan.

Given her efforts and work for the community, Dr. Ruth was awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz and Hilal-e-Pakistan in 1979 and 1989 respectively. Additionally, she was also awarded Sitar-e-Quaid-e-Azam.

The Internet is Remembering Dr. Ruth while Mourning her Death

People like Dr. Ruth come once in a while and devote themselves to a cause which is bigger than their own preference. Indeed, Dr. Ruth was a national gem and she deserves the be remembered.

God bless Dr. Ruth!

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