Welcome to MALC
A well-knitted network of 157 control centres nationwide mostly in remote areas is functioning in close collaboration with provincial governments and providing services to the patients and communities free of charge.
Another year has passed – a year with much worry and suffering and defiant and determent continuation of our service – a year in which Pakistan and with it Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre has struggled amidst all law and order problems, refusing to lose hope.
Leprosy remained controlled; the last remaining Leprosy problems are further decreasing, and the first signs of Leprosy elimination are visible:
• Majority of cured patients are comprehensively rehabilitated,
• An increasing number of new patients are being diagnosed in the first stage, before lasting deformities have developed (deformity rate below 10%), similarly the diagnostic delay has decreased, though here, still considerable work has to be done. . more....
When Dr. Pfau said at the Bambi Awards ceremony in Germany in October 2012 “ Your world is not mine” she meant every word of it, and it made us proud of being in a program that is different but not indifferent to human miseries.
The year 2013 brought along many challenges, but this did not deter us. The significant achievements were the successful launching of the Community Development projects, with main focus on informal education and Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) for the disabled, and our work in the Disaster Risk Reduction focusing on the Flood Reconstruction and Rehabilitation activities in Sindh and KPK. more...
The Zakat you pay makes a big difference in the lives of many under privileged and deserving people. Last year, your Zakat has enabled us to carry out following services:
5,293 Leprosy patients received free treatment for Leprosy and general diseases along with comprehensive care facility to prevent deformity and aid rehabilitation.
9,470 precious lives were saved from TB and they received free treatment from MALC. 54% of them were women and children.
3,035 patients received free surgical treatment to prevent blindness. 146,883 people received free consultation and 20,645 children were treated for common eye conditions.
Deformed and homeless Leprosy patients received free day care and medical services at MALC’s Home for Disabled Patients.
16,690 Leprosy patients with ulcers received free indoor nursing care and surgical treatment in the wards.
184,231 patients suffering from skin conditions received free consultation and treatment. more...
Matter of Today...
Over a period of last 56 years, MALC’s Leprosy programme has won laurels by controlling Leprosy in 1996, keeping it controlled over the years and now having achieved elimination status in most of the provinces.
These landmarks could only be achieved because of financial support by German Leprosy & TB Relief Association and other European supporters in the early years and later also by our local corporates and Pakistani philanthropists. Currently more than 35% of our expenses are being borne by Pakistani supporters.
However, now we fear that over time our international support will decline and we need to quickly build our local resource by increasing our supporter base and for a long term sustainable solution establish our Endowment Fund. This will make MALC programme sustainable and self reliant.
To ensure progressive growth of our Endowment Fund we expect our friends/supporters to come forward and donate generously in the Endowment Fund to help Leprosy, TB and Preventive Blindness programme sustain and stand on its own two feet.
Dr. Ruth Pfau receives Europe's most prestigious BAMBI 2012 Media Award:
We proudly announce that Dr. Ruth Pfau, M.D., D.Sc. (Nishan-i-Quaid-i-Azam), Founder Member of Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre and Federal Advisor on Leprosy (Retd.) to the Government of Pakistan has been awarded the "BAMBI 2012 AWARD" (Germany's most prestigious media award) on 22nd November 2012 in the German town of Duesseldorf. Dr. Pfau received the BAMBI 2012 Award in the category "Silent Heroes" in recognition of her tireless commitment for Leprosy eradication in Pakistan over the past 50 years.
BAMBI Award is the most glamorous society event of the year: Every year, the BAMBI awards put German and International celebrities and other exceptional people in the spotlight, attracting a TV audience of more than six million people in Germany alone. The worldwide media attention, covering all six continents from South America to Asia, generates an annual total of more than 3.5 billion media contacts.
BAMBI award winners in previous years include a raft of distinguished personalities. Here are just a few: Muhammad Ali, Bill Clinton, David Copperfield, Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks, Audrey Hepburn, Tommy Hilfiger, Rock Hudson, Michael Jackson, Queen Rania of Jordan, Heidi Klum, Karl Lagerfeld, Jennifer Lopez, Sophia Loren, Nelson Mandela, Kylie Minogue, Keanu Reeves, Meg Ryan, Claudia Schiffer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Britney Spears, Kate Winslet.
Dr Pfau has received a number of national and international awards particularly Sitara-e-Quaid-e-Azam in 1969, Hilal-Imtiaz in 1979, Hilal-e-Pakistan in 1989, Nishan-i-Quaid-i-Azam in 2011 from the Government of Pakistan, The Commanders Cross of the Order of Merit with Star from her own native country Germany in 1985, Ramon Magsaysay Award from the Government of Philippines in 2002 and now the BAMBI Award-2012 for Germany recognizing her lifelong dedication to eradicate Leprosy and its stigma in Pakistan.
From Leprosy to Community Development – her journey is on. Her struggle is on to provide relief to the marginalized Communities in our Country, which she considers her own.
The Devastating Floods in Pakistan:
Flood Relief, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Activities:
MALC, together with its partners DAHW Germany, Caritas St. Pölten and Caritas Austria, is carrying out reconstruction and rehabilitation activities in the flood affected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Sindh. The construction work has progressed as per its schedule touching to its planned target of 876 houses. So far 686 houses have been completed and families have shifted in their newly constructed houses. MALC is playing a crucial role in normalizing lives of poor people affected by the massive floods. Beside construction of houses, MALC is also making efforts to restore livelihood of poor families by providing assistance in livestock, water and sanitation, economical and agricultural rehabilitation. 237 families have been helped in livestock while 385 farmer families supported in agriculture with seeds and fertilizer. 385 families have benefited from other rehabilitation like sewing machines, grocery shop and donkey carts. 82 villages in Sindh facilitated in water and sanitation. The reconstruction and rehabilitation project is continuing, aiming at the best outcome for people living in poverty.
Physical completion of the project is expected in August 2012 as MALC has nearly completed the targets. The consortium partners have agreed to extend their support for construction of 1,300 more houses with other rehabilitation aspects which will be started immediately after completion of the existing project.
MALC Flood Relief, Reconstruction & Rehabilitation Projects
Please donate generously to
MALC Emergency Relief Fund Account No. 01-7423462-01 at Standard Chartered Bank
and help the poor families especially women and children. more...