Doctors Without Borders in 2009, by the numbers

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.

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