90th birth anniversary of Dr Ruth Pfau being observed today

NNR -September 09, 2019

The 90th birth anniversary of renowned German doctor Dr Ruth Pfau,who dedicated her life to eradicate leprosy from Pakistan is being observed on Monday.

A symbol of selflessness Dr.Ruth Katharina Martha Pfau had been hailed as Pakistan’s ‘Mother Teresa’ who trained Pakistani doctors and attracted foreign donations, founding Pakistan’s National Leprosy Control Program.

She received numerous honors for her work, including the Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 1979, the Hilal-e-Pakistan in 1989 and the German Staufer Medal in 2015.

She breathed her last on August 10, 2017 in Karachi at the age of 87.

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