Aga Khan University’s Honoree, German doctor and nun, Ruth Pfau passed away at the age of 87


Ruth Pfau, a German doctor renowned in Pakistan for treating leprosy and tuberculosis patients over half a century has died aged 87.

Ruth PfauIn 2004, on the authority of the Chancellor of Aga Khan University, His Highness the Aga Khan, and the Board of Trustees, honorary degree of Doctor of Science (DSc), honoris causa was conferred upon Dr Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau at the 17th Convocation in Karachi, Pakistan.

Dr Ruth Pfau, through her exemplary motivational and spirited leadership, made outstanding contributions in the field of leprosy, directed towards the eradication of this disease and effective rehabilitation of victims. She transformed the Marie Adelaide Centre into a hospital facility and established a full service leprosy treatment and rehabilitation centre. The moving spirit behind the National Leprosy Control Programme, Dr Pfau had been instrumental in activating a chain of leprosy control centres across Pakistan.

Recognising her dedicated services, inspiring leadership and her…

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