A LEGEND PASSES AWAY! (Dr. Ruth Pfau – 1929 - 2017)
STATE FUNERAL ANNOUNCED
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of of Dr. Ruth Pfau, founder of the National Leprosy Control Programme in Pakistan and the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre in Karachi.
Dr. Pfau had been living in Pakistan since 1960 and came to the country at the age of 29. She had dedicated the last 50 years of her life to treating patients in Pakistan.
It was due to her endless struggle that Pakistan defeated leprosy and became free from it in 1996. Dr. Ruth Pfau received numerous accolades for her services; Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 1979, Hilal-e-Pakistan in 1989 and the German Staufer Medal in 2015.
Her services to humanity will always be remembered. #destinationsicons #drruthpfau #marieadelaideleprosycentre #malcpak