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
Tanzania: Significant Progress Made to Fight Maternal Mortality
AllAfrica - 10/13/2015 10:07:42 AM
Health experts in the country acknowledge that maternal mortality rates are surprisingly difficult to measure ... According to the 2012 World Health Organization (WHO) report on 'Trends in Maternal Mortality 1990 - 2010', the current rate of 578 deaths ...
Here's What Giving Birth Looks Like — In Two Very Different Worlds
Refinery29 - 10/9/2015 11:59:49 AM
The country's maternal mortality rate of 578 deaths per 100,000 live childbirths is more than two times the global average. In Sweden, home of what's been rated one of the world's best healthcare systems, the statistics and experiences tell a much more ...
China's Great Efforts in Healthcare for Women, Children Impresses the World
中国妇女网 - 10/13/2015 9:10:26 AM
China's maternal mortality rates fell from 80 per 100,000 in the country in 1991 to 23 per 100,000 in 2013. The report calls these ten nations the "fast-track" countries and explores why and how some of the poorest countries in the world successfully ...
Mother, child deaths highest in low-income countries
The Vancouver Sun - 10/7/2015 4:45:32 AM
Every day, 800 women around the world die in pregnancy or during childbirth, and FIGO president Sabaratnam Arulkumaran said reducing maternal mortality requires ... In low income countries, the mortality rate from anesthesia can be as high as one in ...
Combating maternal mortality, at home and abroad
The Daily Astorian - 10/9/2015 9:22:20 AM
Rates in the United States For unknown reasons, the maternal mortality rate in the United States is increasing, even though the country has one of the most ... according to the World Bank datasets. Toepke has a few guesses as to why the rate is rising ...
World won't achieve its development goals without India coming through: Bill Gates
Economic Times - 9/30/2015 10:01:39 AM
The maternal mortality rate is down 62 percent. All eyes have been on global leaders as they finalize a new global development agenda - the Sustainable Development Goals. Building on the progress the world has ... domestic in-country resources, traditional ...
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 dying of complications ... releases its latest report on maternal mortality, IBTimesUK looks at some of the counties with the highest rates of deaths. There were an estimated 289,000 global ...
Nigeria Gets Commendation For Progress On Maternal Mortality, HIV Combat
Leadership - 10/4/2015 7:48:03 AM
It also stated that Nigeria had by August 2015, gone for a year without recording a new polio case, largely due to huge efforts to combat the virus through relentless immunisation programmes and that the country also met maternal mortality targets in Goal ...
Measuring The Millennium Development Goals: Achieving Universal Primary Education
Co.EXIST - 10/13/2015 2:11:05 PM
Each additional year of maternal education also reduces the child mortality rate by 2%. And in developing, low-income countries, every additional year ... which the UN and world governments were working on for the last 15 years. How did they do?
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
"In the global context, yes -- the United States has a low maternal mortality rate," Kassebaum ... times that of Iceland, the world's leader." Globally, there has been a decrease in maternal mortality rates. But eight countries are bucking that trend ...
Loss of health staff could increase maternal mortality in Ebola-hit countries -World Bank
Reuters - 7/8/2015 10:54:09 PM
The loss of health workers to Ebola could increase maternal mortality in Guinea ... could increase maternal deaths up to rates last seen in these countries 15-20 years ago," Markus Goldstein, lead economist at the World Bank, said in a statement.
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 six years the country could meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Menendez pointed out that five years ago the mortality rate was 140 deaths per ...
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
Deaths related to pregnancy and childbearing have increased in the United States over the past decade, putting maternal mortality at ... U.S. has the highest rate of first-day infant mortality of any country in the developed world. And the rate of death ...