Praying for Life: Haiti's Health Care Crisis Examined in This Week's New Times
|A woman prays in Port-au-Prince's Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral, in ruins since last year's devastating earthquake|
As a cop leans on the horn, Amazan Jean-Uber lies motionless on the back seat: a bullet buried deep in his back after the truck he was driving was ambushed by machine-gun-toting bandits.
Now Bernard Mevs is his only chance.
Last year's devastating earthquake killed as many as 300,000 Haitians
and cost another 4,000 a limb. But the quake also damaged 60 percent of
the country's already dismal hospitals and clinics, leaving patients like Jean-Uber praying for medical attention.