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, 2014See also: Maternal mortality rate map
India, Pakistan among countries that will see most under-5 deaths
Firstpost - 6/28/2016 3:30:28 PM
The State of the World's Children ... and Angola (5 per cent). The global maternal mortality rate will be around 161 deaths per 100,000 live births—still five times the level for high-income countries in 1990. It said pneumonia will remain the ...
India among 5 countries that will see high under-5 deaths: UN
Economic Times - 6/28/2016 7:55:20 PM
The State of the World's Children ... and Angola (5 per cent). The global maternal mortality rate will be around 161 deaths per 100,000 live births -- still five times the level for high-income countries in 1990. It said pneumonia will remain the second ...
Maternal Mortality – It Happens More Than You Know
Modern Mom - 6/17/2016 7:32:35 PM
In my world, women didn’t die ... Women are dying at an alarming rate in America due to complications associated with childbirth. After learning about the impact of maternal mortality right here in our country, I became inspired to help raise awareness ...
India among 5 countries that will see high under-5 deaths: United Nations
Financial Express - 6/28/2016 3:51:57 PM
‘The State of the World’s Children ... The global maternal mortality rate will be around 161 deaths per 100,000 live births — still five times the level for high-income countries in 1990. It said pneumonia will remain the second biggest killer ...
Abortion rates rising in Zika-affected countries
United Press International - 6/23/2016 12:55:56 AM
In Brazil and Ecuador -- where governments have issued health warnings on the danger to the fetus from maternal Zika infection -- requests for abortion in 2016 have doubled from 2010 rates ... countries where safe abortions are not widely available. "The ...
Top Five Countries with Highest Rates of Maternal Mortality
International Business Times - 5/6/2014 12:59:22 PM
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 ...
Afghanistan: Where Birth Can Bring Death
Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan - 6/21/2016 11:59:51 PM
Afghanistan has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. According to the World Bank figures ... But due to a lack of formal statistics, especially in less secure parts of the country, it is impossible to accurately gauge.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Falsely Claims Childbirth is More Dangerous for Women Than Abortion
Life News - 6/27/2016 2:45:43 AM
maternal mortality rates are lower than neighboring countries where abortion is legal. In fact, Ireland has one of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the world. A study from Chile also found that maternal mortality declined because of better access to ...
India far away from curbing neonatal deaths
Deccan Herald - 6/28/2016 8:31:07 PM
If current trends of child mortality continue in 2030, India would be one of the five countries which will account for half of the global burden of deaths under-five. The State of World’s Children ... in Neonatal Mortality Rate (death from 1 to 27 ...
Maternal Mortality Rates Dropping Worldwide
News Max - 12/3/2015 2:57:59 PM
Maternal mortality rates have dropped substantially over the ... progress than the ambitious target of a 75 percent reduction that world leaders set for this time period. In developing countries, most women who die during pregnancy, childbirth or the ...
Obscene Increase In Maternal Mortality Rates In The United States
The Inquisitr - 5/8/2014 7:52:10 PM
but the United States is one of eight countries in the world where the maternal mortality rate is going up, not down, according to the newest figures. In fact, the US is rock bottom of the developing nations of the world in maternal mortality – #60 out ...
Guyana among regional countries with highest maternal mortality rates
Stabroek News - 5/10/2014 8:58:24 AM
However, this is not the case as the country is among five in the Carib-bean and the Americas with the highest rates of maternal ... changes in maternal mortality worldwide and by region and country. It was produced jointly by the World Health Organ ...
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 ...
The U.S. Is The Only Developed Nation With A Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2014 8:11:56 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 ...