Google Doodle pays tribute to Dr. Ruth Pfau: Our Lady of Teresa of Pakistan

Today, Dr. Ruth Pfau is honored by Google Doodle on the occasion of its 90th birthday. She was dubbed the Mother Teresa of Pakistan.

Dr. Ruth Pfau is a Pakistani Pakistani . She was born in 1929 and died in 2017. She was born in Germany and suffered greatly when the house was bombed during World War II. After the Soviet Union took over East Germany, she fled to West Germany with her family and studied medicine here.

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Google Doodle pays tribute to Dr. Ruth Pfau.

In the 1950s, Dr. Ruth Pfau studied at Mainz University. During this time, Dr. Ruth Pfau met a Dutch Christian woman living in a concentration camp and missionary. The meeting inspired her to become a Protestant in 1951. In 1953, she turned to become a Catholic lamb.

"I cannot believe that humans can live in such conditions," Dr. Ruth Pfau once said, recalling his first impressions of Pakistan.

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Due to the efforts of Dr. Ruth Pfau, leprosy was controlled in Pakistan in 1996.

Today's Doodle celebrates Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau, born in Leipzig, Germany on this day in 1929. She dedicated herself to eradicating leprosy from Pakistan, saving countless lives.

In 1960 she traveled to India. But due to visa problems, she was trapped in Karachi, a city in Pakistan. This is also the fateful trip of her life. She made a life-changing visit to the Marie Marie Leprosy Clinic in Karachi.

Also known as Hansen 's disease, leprosy is a disease caused by a bacterial infection. This is a treatable disease. But in history, leprosy caused the boycott of a boy, stigmatized by complications causing human body deformation.

In Pakistan, Dr. Ruth Pfau has raised funds to renovate clinics, build a network of more than 150 modern medical centers. Includes physical therapy centers, prosthetic workshops and homes for people with disabilities. In 1965, Dr. Ruth Pfau began Pakistan's first leprosy technician course, educating the public against the stigma associated with the disease.

Due to the efforts of Dr. Ruth Pfau, the World Health Organization declared leprosy in Pakistan in 1996, earlier than most other Asian countries. Often compared to Mother Teresa in Calcutta, Dr. Ruth Pfau has received many national and international awards for his lifetime dedication to humanity.

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