Ruth Pfau

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Full NameRuth Katherina Martha Pfau
Born9 September 1929
BirthplaceLeipzig, Weimar Republic
Died10 August 2017 (aged 87)
Place of DeathKarachi, Sindh, Pakistan
NationalityGerman, Pakistani
Occupation– Roman Catholic Nun – Physician – Writer
Alma MaterUniversity of Mainz
Known for– Founder of Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre – National Leprosy Control Program in Pakistan
Awards– Hilal-i-Imtiaz – Ramon Magsaysay Award – Hilal-i-Pakistan (1989) – Nishan-i-Quaid-i-Azam (2010) – Sitara-i-Quaid-i-Azam
Contributions– Established 157 leprosy clinics across Pakistan – Treated over 56,780 people for leprosy
Notable HospitalDr. Ruth Pfau Hospital
Resting PlaceGora Qabaristan, Karachi, Pakistan
MonumentsDr. Ruth Pfau Hospital

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