Definition: The maternal mortality rate (MMR) is the annual number of female deaths per 100,000 live births from any cause related to or aggravated by pregnancy or its management (excluding accidental or incidental causes). The MMR includes deaths during pregnancy, childbirth, or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, for a specified year.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Maternal mortality rate map
Maternal Death Rate: WHO Gives Mauritius the Worst Grade in Africa
news.islandcrisis.net - 5/25/2015 1:23:34 PM
in its World Health Statistics report. It is the only country in Africa to have obtained a -4. As a consequence, remedial measures will be taken, one of which might possibly entail a Maternal Death Audit. Of all the countries in Africa involved in the ...
Africa: Every Newborn Action Plan Progress Report, Strategies Toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality Launch At 68th World Health Assembly
AllAfrica - 5/18/2015 11:54:38 PM
An additional three countries - Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo ... has been made in improving the lives of women and children around the world, maternal mortality rates have not declined to the levels set by the MDGs. Newborn mortality rates have ...
Indonesia and World Bank Group to join forces to reduce child stunting and maternal mortality
WebWire - 5/22/2015 2:24:23 PM
On the country’s high rates of maternal mortality, Kim said ... “We have reorganized the World Bank Group and are now faster and better at sharing global knowledge that can fix problems and improve people’s lives.” Kim, who is a medical doctor ...
The Express Tribune - 5/25/2015 8:25:54 PM
Yet in many parts of the developing world it continues ... an average of 272 maternal deaths for every 100,000 women occur across the country every year. In more alarming terms, one in every 170 women in Pakistan is at risk of maternal death.
World Health Organization Falsely Claims Legalizing Abortions Reduces Maternal Mortality
Life News - 5/21/2015 8:20:30 AM
this issue “remains an unfinished agenda and one of the world’s most critical challenges.” Unfortunately, however, WHO states in its report that “treaty monitoring bodies have … linked elevated rates of maternal mortality to … restrictive ...
Almost 50% decline in under-five mortality since 1990: WHO
Economic Times - 5/18/2015 8:59:51 AM
a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) secretariat has said. Between 1990 and 2013, under-five mortality declined by 49%, falling from an estimated rate of 90 deaths per 1,000 live births to 46 deaths per 1,000 live births. The global rate of ...
Top Five Countries with Highest Rates of Maternal Mortality
International Business Times - 5/6/2014 11:47:47 AM
Sub-Saharan Africa is still the riskiest region in the world for ... with nine other countries accounts for 60% global maternal deaths. Around 40,000 pregnant women died in Nigeria in 2013, WHO said. In Nigeria maternal mortality rate can reach up to ...
Guyana among regional countries with highest maternal mortality rates
Stabroek News - 5/10/2014 8:58:24 AM
It was produced jointly by the World Health Organ-isation (WHO), UNICEF ... where maternal mortality is high. It said the five countries of the Americas with the lowest maternal mortality rate (MMR) are: Canada (11 per 100,000), Uruguay (14), Chile ...
South Sudan Consultancy on (Household and Health Survey) SSHHS with Maternal Mortality Ration-11 months
ReliefWeb - 5/25/2015 7:32:48 AM
and National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) receives the technical assistance necessary to produce statistically sound and reliable data, UNICEF South Sudan Country Office will hire a full time consultant to oversee the Survey process. The Maternal Mortality ...
The U.S. Is One Of The Only Countries In The World Where Maternal Deaths Are Rising
Think Progress - 5/6/2014 10:14:43 AM
Back in 1990, the United States’ maternal mortality rate was 12.4 women per 100,000 ... The U.S. has the highest rate of first-day infant mortality of any country in the developed world. And the rate of death for children under the age of five is 7.1 ...
Government to form labour room guidelines to improve MMR
Press Trust of India - 5/26/2015 10:01:56 AM
New Delhi, May 26 (PTI) Government is forming guidelines for labour rooms in hospitals as part of its efforts to reduce the maternal mortality rate (MMR) and infant mortlity rate (IMR) in the country. A recent review by Union Health Ministry officials have ...
Keeping Maternal Mortality Rate Down Around the World
Medscape News - 6/8/2010 11:54:57 PM
Reduction in maternal mortality is one of ... The new analysis indicates that 6 countries (India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo) account for most maternal deaths in the world -- a not surprising but sobering ...
Champions for Change: Developing strategies to combat maternal mortality in Nigeria
Vanguard - 5/21/2015 10:46:39 PM
In a bid to strategize and find lasting solutions to combat maternal, newborn and child mortality in Nigeria ... and organizations in their efforts to reduce the country’s devastating rates of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH).
Maternal Mortality Rates Rising in California
ABC News - 3/3/2010 11:55:28 PM
And in the U.S., many experts believe it is on the rise. According to the World Health Organization, the U.S. ranks behind more than 40 other countries when it comes to maternal death rates, with 11 deaths per 100,000 pregnancies when measured in 2005.
Maternal mortality rate in DR above the region's countries
Domican Today - 10/5/2014 3:57:01 PM
With an official record of 106 deaths per 100,000 live births, maternal mortality in the Dominican Republic ... the country could meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Menendez pointed out that five years ago the mortality rate was 140 ...