Pakistanis remember the contributions Dr. Ruth Pfau on her 90th Birth Anniversary
On account of her 90th birthday, Google has paid tribute to the ‘Mother Teresa’ of Pakistan Dr. Ruth Pfau who will always be remembered for her selfless contributions to eradicate leprosy from our country.
Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau, the German doctor first came to Pakistan at the age of 29 back in 1960. After witnessing leprosy in Pakistan, she returned here to set up clinics and help others.
She dedicated her life to serve those who were suffering from this deadly disease and confined to caves and cattle pens for years. She rescued disfigured children who were terrified that they were contagious.
To remember her services, Google has paid tribute to Dr. Ruth Pfau with a Doodle. The tech-giant often honors prominent personalities and marks world events by replacing its standard Google image with sketches. Today’s doodle features a nun who is treating a child suffering from leprosy inside a clinic.
Have a look at the picture below!
— German Embassy Islamabad (@GermanyinPAK) September 9, 2019
Born in 1929 in Germany, Dr. Ruth Pfau was a Catholic sister who was inspired to become a nun after meeting a concentration camp survivor. She spent the rest of her years devoting her life to the care of others till her death.
She died in Karachi on 10th August 2017 at a local hospital aged 87.
Her death was announced Pakistan’s prime minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi who paid tribute to Pfau’s work healing his people.
In recognition of Dr. Ruth Pfau’s services, the Sindh government also changed the name of Civil Hospital of Karachi to Dr. Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital, Karachi after her sad demise.
Happy Birthday Dr Ruth Fau ❤❤ pic.twitter.com/QzbdwzrPfC
— ملنگی (@1SamPk) September 8, 2019
The whole nation paid tribute to her for her selfless devotion and she’ll always remain a prominent name in the history of Pakistan.
Pakistanis Pay Homage to Dr. Ruth Pfau on Her 90th Birth Anniversary
ڈاکٹر رتھ کی خدمات ہی کی وجہ سے آج پاکستان ان ممالک کی فہرست میں شامل ہے جہاں کوڑھ کے مرض کا تقریباً خاتمہ ہوچکا ہے۔ ڈاکٹر رتھ فاو کی انسانیت کی خدمات کو بھلایا نہیں جا سکتا۔ #DrRuthPfau
— Dr. Shaista Lodhi (@IamShaistaLodhi) September 9, 2019
— Zargul_Zubair (@ZargulBaloch5) September 9, 2019
Happy Birthday #DrRuthPfau.A german-pakistani physician.She devoted more then 55 years fighting with leprosy in Pakistan.We salute you Mam.Such a kindhearted lady. #DrRuthPfau #Humanity pic.twitter.com/tXbyt0hjmR
— Shariq Hussain – 卓越 (@shariq092) September 9, 2019
— Ghulam Abbas Shah (@ghulamabbasshah) September 9, 2019
'Mother Teresa of Pakistan' 🇵🇰
Her efforts helped Pakistan control leprosy disease four years ahead of the deadline set by the World Health Organisation.
She is the real savers of HUMANITY, world need people like this and Absul Sattar Edhi#DrRuthPfau pic.twitter.com/Zb4698hIOu
— Hussain Somani (@HussainSomani86) September 9, 2019
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