KARACHI : KCCI President Haroon Agar has paid tribute to Madam Dr Ruth Pfau, Founder of Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre (MALC) who gave her entire life to Pakistan and for the cause to eliminate leprosy in the country. During his visit to Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre (MALC) Haroon Agar met Dr Ruth Pfau and her team who apprised the President KCCI and his colleagues Ateequr Rehman and Zafar Saeed that Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre is one of the largest NGO in the country.

 running Leprosy elimination, TB & Blindness Control Programme and has its headquarters in Karachi.

MALC serves as a secondary referral facility for Leprosy patients from all over Pakistan who are treated free of charge irrespective of caste or creed. The Leprosy programmes now increasingly developing into community health services, with emphasis on Leprosy Elimination, Tuberculosis and Blindness control (TM – Triple Merger) and comprehensive care of patients thus served at 157 sub-centres spread across the country, through around 700 trained staff countrywide.