In Remembrance 2017: Ten Notable Lives that We Lost

December 28, 2017


Ruth Pfau
(Nun / Doctor )


Ruth Pfau (9 September 1929 – 10 August 2017) was a German-born Pakistani physician and nun of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. She moved from Germany to Pakistan and devoted more than 50 years of her life fighting leprosy in Pakistan. Known as “Pakistan’s Mother Teresa”, Pfau contributed in establishing 157 leprosy clinics across Pakistan, that treated over 56,780 people. (via Wikipedia)

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