STEVE RINGMAN / STEVE RINGMAN, THE SEATTLE TIMES
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Gates Foundation tackles a giant that preys on Africa's children
When prevention is out of reach | "We are just farmers," says Esther Njovu, center, explaining why her family can't afford mosquito nets. Her daughter, 31, who lies next to her on the floor of a hospital in Zambia, was sick with malaria for two weeks before seeking treatment. The hospital beds are all occupied, many by people dying of AIDS.