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 and Infant Mortality Rates Reduced by Peer Support
Medscape News - 5/20/2013 11:23:13 PM
Two studies on the effect of peer support on maternal and infant mortality have broken new ground by using randomized controlled trials, according to an accompanying comment, which appear in the May 18 issue of the Lancet. Those who endorse the "somewhat ...
Corporate join hands with NGOs to curb maternal mortality
India Times - 5/19/2013 2:10:14 AM
NGOs- Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust (HLFPPT), Pathfinder International with World Health Partners (Pathfinder ... and Jharkhand - states with some of the highest maternal mortality rates in the country. "We have made great ...
New Campaign from BRAC USA to Save Mothers' Lives in High-Risk Countries
San Francisco Gate - 5/9/2013 6:42:47 PM
... maternal health model from Bangladesh to select countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, which according to the CIA factbook include 19 of the 20 highest nationwide maternal mortality rates in the world. The region contains all of the top 20 if you include ...
Fighting Maternal Mortality in Somaliland
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 11:57:47 PM
I am incredibly lucky to have grown up in a country where I've been educated and understand the choices I can make for myself. Maternal mortality is a horrific reality that happens to so many women around the world. This woman never had the ...
NCW chief calls for efforts to reduce maternal mortality
Firstpost - 5/14/2013 8:31:23 PM
Three NGOs – Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust, Pathfinder International with World Health Partners ... the states which see the highest rates of maternal mortality in the country. “The partnership will connect women in remote areas ...
Higher child marriage rates associated with higher maternal and infant mortality
Medical Xpress - 5/13/2013 8:54:02 PM
The study demonstrates that a 10 percent reduction in girl child marriage could be associated with at 70 percent reduction in a country's maternal mortality rate. "Our analyses accounted for development indicators and world region, and still ...
WHO statistics show narrowing health gap between countries with best and worst health status
WHO - 5/15/2013 2:17:58 PM
This year, the World Health Statistics compares progress made by ... will need to double to achieve the MDG target of reducing maternal mortality ratio by three quarters. The gap between countries with the highest and lowest rates of new HIV infections ...
Save a Mother's Life - Talk About Maternal Death And Near-Miss in the USA
The Huffington Post - 5/20/2013 2:47:50 PM
The thought would have been an affront to my smug sense of complacency: I am white, affluent, educated, insured, and besides, I read all the books and even kept a pregnancy journal. I had it under control ... bow to the pressure of a caesarian...
World Health Statistics 2013
ReliefWeb - 5/15/2013 11:19:00 AM
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) annual statistics report highlights ... to double to achieve the MDG target of reducing maternal mortality ratio by three quarters. The gap between countries with the highest and lowest rates of new ...
Programme launched to reduce maternal mortality rate in India
health.india.com - 5/14/2013 1:14:44 PM
Three NGOs – Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust, Pathfinder International with World Health Partners ... the states which see the highest rates of maternal mortality in the country. ‘The partnership will connect women in remote areas ...
Nigeria accounts for 10% global maternal mortality rates- report
worldstagegroup.com - 5/15/2013 5:24:05 PM
Abuja (WorldStage Newsonline)-- A review of the progress of the Department for International Development (DFID) in Nigeria has revealed that the country accounted for 10 per cent of the World's maternal mortality rate. United Kingdom's International ...
Grassroots women’s groups could halve maternal death rate
HealthCanal - 5/17/2013 10:55:10 AM
She also knows about the national scheme that provides financial help for women to give birth in hospital, carries a note of the phone number of the vehicle that will take her there, and even keeps a new delivery kit at home in case she needs it.
Miles to go in maternal mortality rate
India Times - 5/6/2013 9:59:37 PM
JAIPUR: The 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed to by world leaders over a decade ... Under MDG5, countries committed to reducing maternal mortality by three quarters between 1990 and 2015. Since 1990, maternal ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
While only one percent of the world’s newborn deaths occur in industrialized countries, the report states ... and Ukraine—fare worse on maternal death rates. “A woman in the US is more than 10 times as likely as a woman in Estonia, Greece or ...