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Google pays tributes to Dr Ruth Pfau

90th birth anniversary
ISLAMABAD: Google paid homage to Dr Ruth Pfau, the late physician and nun who devoted her life to fighting leprosy in Pakistan, with a doodle on her 90th birth anniversary on Monday. The doodle depicts the German-Pakistani doctor, who died at the age of 87 in Karachi in August 2017, tending to a patient. Describing the doodle, Google said she was being honoured because she “devoted herself to eradicating leprosy from Pakistan, saving countless lives”. “Also known as Hansen’s disease, leprosy is caused by a bacterial infection that can now be prevented and cured, but the disease has historically caused sufferers to be ostracised and stigmatised for disfiguration,” it said. Today’s #GoogleDoodle celebrates Dr. Ruth Pfau, a German physician and nun who was dedicated to getting rid of leprosy from Pakistan. In her many years of work, she established 157 clinics that went on to help more than 56,000 leprosy patients. Online



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