Ruth Pfau


Age: 87

German physician and nun known as "Pakistan's Mother Teresa" who devoted her life to the eradiction of leprosy in Pakistan (leprosy remained a problem in Pakistan from the 1950's until about 1996), who played a key role in efforts by Pakistan and the World Health Organization to bring the disease under control.

Cause of Death: Old age ailments

Born: September 9, 1929

Died: August 10, 2017

Karachi, Pakistan