Ruth Pfau

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Sister Dr Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau[1] (9 September 1929 – 10 August 2017) was a German-Pakistani[2] physician and nun of the Society of Daughters of the Heart of Mary. She devoted nearly 50 years of her life to fighting leprosy in Pakistan. She was born in Leipzig, Germany. She founded the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre.

In 2015, Pfau was awarded the Staufer Medal - the highest award of the German state of Baden-Württemberg.[3]

Pfau died at a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan on 10 August 2017 from complications of heart disease at the age of 87.[4][5]

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