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Ruth Pfau

Pakistani physician and nun

Died when: 87 years 335 days (1055 months)
Star Sign: Virgo


Ruth Pfau

Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau (9 September 1929 – 10 August 2017) was a German–Pakistani Catholic nun of the , and a physician.She moved from Germany to Pakistan in 1961 and devoted more than 55 years of her life to fighting leprosy in Pakistan.

Pfau was honoured with the Hilal-i-Pakistan-, Hilal-i-Imtiaz-, Nishan-i-Quaid-i-Azam-, and the Sitara-i-Quaid-i-Azam award.Pfau contributed to the establishment of 157 leprosy clinics across Pakistan that treated over 56,780 people.

Fazaia Ruth Pfau Medical College and Dr.Ruth Pfau Hospital are named after her in Karachi.She was died in August 2017 and was buried with full state honours.

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