Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières just issued their annual report for 2009 (click here for PDF).
Some numbers that jumped out at me were:
- 7,932,403 Meningitis Vaccinations
- 1,419,427 Measles Vaccinations
For comparison, I note that the total population of Hong Kong is 7million, and San Francisco is 800,000. That is a *lot* of vaccinations – significantly more then all the war/earthquake/flood/disaster injuries they reported. Also in the list of medical procedures carried out in 2009 was “110,236 baby birth deliveries” – even in the midst of everything else, life goes on.