About RCNS

About Ruth Pfau College of Nutrition Sciences

A project of LMDC

Ruth Pfau College of Nutrition Sciences (A project of LMDC) Lahore. It has been established in the premises of Lahore Medical & Dental College, Lahore. Ruth Pfau College of Nutrition Sciences (RCNS) aims to produce expert nutritionists, it has educated and acquainted faculty. The nutrition program at RCNS will prepare its students with the advanced skills and expertise to fill this growing demand and become professionals in the field.

The campus houses modern air conditioned lecture theaters, laboratories, and basic departments and museums of Pathology, Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and Nutrition All the departments and Laboratories are fully staffed and equipped with highly qualified and experienced faculty and state of art equipment.

Dr Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau

9 September 1929 – 10 August 2017

Dr Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau was a German-born Pakistani physician. She moved from Germany to Pakistan and devoted more than 50 years of her life fighting leprosy in Pakistan. Known as “Pakistan’s Mother Teresa”, Dr. Ruth Pfau contributed in establishing 157 leprosy clinics across Pakistan, which treated over 56,780 people.

She left her native country Germany and stopped in Karachi on her way to India on 8th March 1960. She was being sent to a Mission Station in India by her Congregation but due to some visa problems she broke journey in Karachi and here she was introduced to the leprosy work. On her first visit to the Leprosy patient’s colony at McLeod Road she got so depressed with the situation that she resolved on the spot to join the group and help the affected Leprosy patients.

Dr. Ruth Pfau is recognized in Pakistan and abroad as a distinguished human being and had been awarded many awards and medals. On 23 March 1989, Ruth Pfau received the Hilal-i-Pakistan award presented by the then-President of Pakistan Ghulam Ishaq Khan at the President House for her work with leprosy patients.

Scope of 

Nutrition Profession

  • Clinical Nutritionist
  • Physical Fitness Centers
  • Nutraceutical Companies
  • Academia & Research
  • Community Nutritionist
  • Food Service Nutritionists at hotels & hospitals
  • Food Industries
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