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
The cost of maternal death in Kenya
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 7/28/2014 10:33:48 PM
This includes the goal of reducing the maternal mortality rate from the current 360 deaths per 100,000 ... significantly since the introduction of free maternal healthcare, our country may still not achieve the MDG target of universal access to ...
Top Five Countries with Highest Rates of Maternal Mortality
International Business Times - 5/6/2014 12:02:06 PM
As the World health Organisation (WHO) releases its latest report on maternal mortality ... live births.The rate has notably diminished from 1990, when it was of 560. According to the WHO report, India along with nine other countries accounts for 60% ...
Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2013
WHO - 7/21/2014 2:42:30 PM
Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 Target 5A calls for the reduction of maternal ... mortality data – particularly in developing-country settings where maternal mortality is high. As part on going efforts, the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank and ...
Maternal Mortality rates worsening in conflict communities
Ghana News Agency - 7/23/2014 3:30:14 PM
According to the World Health Organization, childbirth-related deaths in Ghana between the beginning of 2011 and the end of 2012 was 2,700. It also reported that the Northern Region of Ghana recorded the highest maternal mortality rates within the same period.
Initiative to reduce maternal, infant mortality
The Hindu - 7/30/2014 12:05:41 AM
Concerned over the high maternal ... mortality rate is 55 per 1,000 live births. Last year, 4,500 young women lost their lives due to pregnancy-related issues. MSD for Mothers is a 10-year, 500 million USD global initiative launched in 2011 to help create ...
Time to reassess maternal health efforts
The Express Tribune - 7/17/2014 5:53:22 PM
Reducing the maternal mortality rate by three quarters ... However, maternal mortality ratio in developing countries is still 14 times higher than that in the developed world. While billions of dollars have been spent over the past few years to improve ...
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 ...
Detroit Maternal Death Rate Is Triple the US Average
Ms. Magazine - 7/21/2014 7:07:21 PM
The US is one of just eight countries where the number of maternal deaths ... expensive to give birth in the US than anywhere else in the world. Experts attribute the high maternal death rate in Detroit to a mix of chronic health conditions, which African ...
24 countries vow to cut maternal mortality rates
The Jakarta Post - 10/28/2010 11:58:21 PM
Its member countries include some of the world’s most populous nations, such as China, India and Indonesia, and several African countries struggling with poverty. Maternal mortality rates remain high in some PPD countries, especially in Africa.
The U.S. Is The Only Developed Nation With A Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
The Huffington Post - 5/20/2014 1:58:31 AM
the world's leader." Globally, there has been a decrease in maternal mortality rates. But eight countries are bucking that trend, and the U.S. is the only developed nation among them. The reasons for this American aberration are complex, systemic and ...
The U.S. Is One Of The Only Countries In The World Where Maternal Deaths Are Rising
Think Progress - 5/5/2014 11:59:07 PM
Back in 1990, the United States’ maternal mortality rate was 12.4 women per 100,000 births ... 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 ...
Detroit’s Maternal Death Rate Is Triple The Nation’s
Gant Daily - 7/15/2014 9:16:10 PM
the U.S. maternal mortality rate ranked 60th in the world, among 188 countries; Iceland had the lowest death rate. While statistics are incomplete, the frequency of maternal deaths within the U.S. states varies widely. Michigan ranks eighth highest in all ...
WHO: Global Maternal Mortality Declines by More Than One-Third
Voice of America - 9/13/2010 11:54:27 PM
Hay said the World Bank is prepared to make a significant monetary contribution toward achieving the Millennium goals in 35 of the poorest nations with the highest rates of maternal mortality. "These are mostly going to be countries in sub-Saharan Africa ...
11 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have reduced maternal mortality, new UN data show
Thebahamasweekly.com - 5/6/2014 11:57:55 PM
It was produced jointly by the World Health Organization ... the MDG target of a 75% reduction in maternal mortality from the 1990 rate by 2015. Based on these latest trends however, many low- and middle-income countries—including countries in Latin ...