by Diana Bradley
A four-year-old boy lay dying of malaria in a Benin, West Africa-based hospital. Not 40 feet from his room, a supply closet is fully stocked with the antidote. But the hospital has no basic intravenous lines available to administer the drug. In a country where one out of five children die from malaria before the age of 10, this little boy’s story is all too common.