Bernard Mevs: A hospital saves Haiti

Bernard Mevs: A hospital saves Haiti

Two hours by plane from Miami, Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. It's also the sickest. On average, Haitians barely live to the age of 60. They are 12 times more likely than Americans to die of communicable diseases and 50 times more likely to die during childbirth. Then, on January 12, 2010, a powerful earthquake hit Haiti, killing as many as 300,000 people. The catastrophe also left tens of thousands seriously injured and destroyed dozens of hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies just as they were most needed. New Times traveled to Port-au-Prince to report on small Bernard Mevs Hospital and three of its patients. Their stories show just how deep Haiti's health-care crisis runs, but there is hope amid the ruins. Read the "Bernard Mevs: A hospital saves Haiti" article.


Two hours by plane from Miami, Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. It's also the sickest. On average, Haitians barely live to the age of 60. They are 12 times more likely than Americans to die of communicable diseases and 50 times more likely to die during childbirth. Then, on January 12, 2010, a powerful earthquake hit Haiti, killing as many as 300,000 people. The catastrophe also left tens of thousands seriously injured and destroyed dozens of hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies just as they were most needed. New Times traveled to Port-au-Prince to report on small Bernard Mevs Hospital and three of its patients. Their stories show just how deep Haiti's health-care crisis runs, but there is hope amid the ruins. Read the "Bernard Mevs: A hospital saves Haiti" article.
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