Dr Ruth Pfau, a German religious woman, who devoted her life to treating leprosy patients in Pakistan, passed on at 4 am today. She was admitted to the Agha Khan Hospital on Wednesday where she lost her life at 87 years old.
Dr Ruth Pfau, the creator of National Leprosy Control Program in Pakistan. She was only 29 when she came to the nation. When she saw the primary look at disease in 1958, she chose it as her purpose in life and remained in the nation. She put over the most recent 50 years of her life attempting to make the lives of infected leprosy patients better. Dr Ruth Pfau established the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Center. It began with Karachi. In the following couple of years, the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Center opened more branches in every other area of the nation, additionally in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Dr Ruth Pfau was born on 9th September, 1929
These focuses have spared the lives of more than 50,000 individuals to date.
She discovered peace and happiness in the lives she spared when she travelled the nation. Inferable from her endeavors, in 1996, Pakistan was viewed as one of the principal nations to have controlled leprosy infection. She didn’t confine her endeavors to treating leprosy patients but at the same time was of colossal help when Sindh confronted serious flooding.
The religious woman got the privileged honors of Hilal-e-Pakistan in 1989 and Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 1979 from the legislature of Pakistan. She was likewise granted with the Staufer Medal. It is the most elevated honor of the German territory of Baden-Württemberg – by the German delegate general to recognize the work she has done in putting a stop to leprosy. Her burial service will be on August 19 in St Patrick’s Cathedral, at 11 am. She will be buried in the Christian Cemetery.
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