- killing 1.3 million people a year by transmitting viruses from one patient to another
- killing more people than malaria, which currently kills about 1 million a year
- causing 23 million cases of Hepatitis B a year and, consequently, enormous treatment costs.
- syringes, on average, are used around 4 times in the developing world
Source: Marc Koska's DLD10 talk
The World Health Organization message for Injection Safety