Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a sovereign country in South Asia. The territory of modern Pakistan was home to several ancient cultures. It is an ethnically and linguistically diverse country, with a similar variation in its geography and wildlife. Pakistan’s post-independence history has been characterized by periods of military rule, political instability and conflicts with neighboring India. The country continues to face challenging problems, including terrorism, poverty, illiteracy and corruption. (From Wikipedia) The socio-economic conditions are very unequal, e.g. inadequate health care for the poor and neglect of minorities.
In 1963 the first two Sisters came to KARACHI to work for leprosy patients. Over the years three hostels for destitute children and an educational support-project for disadvantaged poor families were started.
In 1967 another CTS team took over RAWALPINDI Leprosy Hospital and developed this place into a referral centre for leprosy, tuberculosis and dermatology.
Due to improved treatment strategies, better medicines, early case finding programmes and training of health professionals leprosy has widely lost its stigma in the country. Three Sisters together with Pakistani staff are running an extensive medical project besides being responsible for a social/educational project, which is run by two German volunteers attached to CTS.