Humanity has no religion, no boundaries, and no color. There are many of us who talk about humanity, peace, love but only a few of us have the courage to go beyond the boundaries. But Dor. Ruth Pfau had that courage. Humanity is not an asset of a single religion or person but it is the stem of all religion.
Humanity is not an asset of a single religion or person but it is the stem of all religion. ”I could have left Pakistan earlier if I wanted to but I will stay here” these words of Dr.Ruth make me her fan for life.
Dr.Ruth Katherine Martha Pfau is one of those great persons who dedicated their lives for humanity. She was a great humanitarian, who devoted 50 years of her life in serving our nation. She was a German-Pakistani nun who came here in 1960.
In her early career, she decided to study medicine at Mainz but she was not satisfied with her life so she decided to serve the humanity. She came to Pakistan in 1960 and stayed until her death while serving leprosy patients.
Dr. Ruth Pfau was the acting head of ‘Marie Adelaide Leprosy center’ which is serving the patients of leprosy. She was the initiator of National Leprosy Control Program. Her dedications are countless and full of love.
She was admitted to Aga Khan Hospital due to old age complications but unfortunately today she left us sobbing at the age of 87. She was a mother to those, who were left by their own relations.
Our words are nothing in front of her obligations and good deeds. People left us but their memories remain with us till our last breath.
Here we are sharing with you some precious moments of Dr. Ruth’s life:
Early years of Dr. Ruth Pfau:
When Dr.Ruth came to Pakistan:
Dr. Ruth with patients:
Receiving Award at Germany:
Dr. Ruth receives Halal-e-Pakistan award:
Dr. Ruth with Patients of Leprosy:
A mother for those, who were left by this world:
Receiving Order of Merit Award:
Receiving Quid-e-Azam award:
Receiving award from Germany:
On the convocation of Agha Khan University:
on 64th World Leprosy day:
You will be always in our hearts Dr. Ruth, you are the mother of our nation indeed.