Dr. Ruth Katharina Martha Pfau was born on September 9, 1929 in Leipzig, Germany. She grew up observing the revulsions of the Second World War (1939-1945) amid which her city was besieged and her home annihilated. At the point when the war finished, a huge number of individuals had been executed or disappeared. Her nation, in a condition of remains was at last isolated into East Germany and West Germany. In 1948 she needed to cross the division line wrongfully from East Germany (at that point under Russian occupation) to West Germany to seek after her training as a therapeutic understudy. In the 1950s she examined pharmaceutical at the colleges of Mainz and Marburg in West Germany.
After her graduation she joined the catholic request of the’Daughters of the Heart of Mary’. She cleared out her local nation Germany and ceased in Karachi on her approach to India on eighth March 1960. She was being sent to a Mission Station in India by her Congregation however because of some visa issues she softened excursion up Karachi and here she was acquainted with the infection work. On her initially visit to the Leprosy patient’s settlement at McLeod Road (now I. I. Chundrigar Road) she got so discouraged with the circumstance that she settled on the spot to join the gathering and help the influenced Leprosy patients.
In 1961 she went to Vellore, South India to gain preparing in the administration of Leprosy. She at that point came back to Karachi to sort out and extend the Leprosy Control Program. In 1965, she and Dr. Zarina Fazelbhoy, a Pakistani dermatologist started the preparation program for paramedical specialists. 1971, she had, in participation with the Provincial Governments, finished the system of treatment and control units in the Leprosy influenced Provinces (Balochistan, Sindh, NWFP), Northern Areas and Azad Kashmir, heading out to each niche and corner of the nation. 1979, she was named Federal Advisor on Leprosy to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Government of Pakistan.
In 1996, she figured out how to control Leprosy in the nation. In 2006, she offered over to her successor, the Chief Executive Officer of MALC. She has composed four books in German about her work in Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan, where she initially went in 1984. One of these books, ‘To Light a Candle’ was converted into English in 1987.
On 23rd March, 2011 – “Nishan-i-Quaid-i-Azam” Award introduced by the President of Pakistan.
Dr Ruth Pfau is the German inception Lady, who by Profession a Dr, yielded as long as she can remember for battling again Leprosy in Pakistan. Presently a day’s Dr. Ruth pfau were exceptionally wiped out because of most exceedingly awful condition she sent to ICU ward and battling for live. Other than that she was under the supervision of very qualified specialists who were struggling to save her life.
Salute Dr Ruth Pfau
Get well soon and prayer’s for your good health.