National Geographic : 1992 Jul
"We are short ofeverything from bandages to heart valves,''' says a doctor in a Tirana emergency room., who treats a head injury as best he can. Scarce medicines come largely from European and U. S. donations. Feeding time seems sweet in the maternity ward., yet mortality rates remain high because ofscarce equipment and inadequate nutrition for pregnant women. Each year desperate parents are forced to seek treatment for 70.,000 malnourished children.