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
Can You Guess Which Country Just Prevented Maternal HIV Transmission To Newborns And How?
The Inquisitr - 7/2/2015 12:14:02 AM
In Cuba, infant mortality is lower than in the United States and life expectancy is almost identical, despite the enormous wealth disparity of the two countries. Cuba has an unbelievably good handle on HIV, with high rates of testing, free condoms ...
Maternal and Infant Mortality Should Shock Our Conscience
The Huffington Post - 6/19/2015 4:11:21 AM
While the mortality rate has been increasing dramatically here, it has declined by more than 30% in the rest of the world. According ... The lifetime risk of maternal death is greater in the U.S. than in 40 other countries, including almost all other ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pennsylvania lawmakers need to act on maternal and infant mortality issue
Delaware County Daily Times - 6/25/2015 11:16:43 PM
While the mortality rate has been increasing dramatically here, it has declined by more than 30 percent in the rest of the world ... The lifetime risk of maternal death is greater in the U.S. than in 40 other countries, including almost all other ...
Georgia Officials Seek Solutions to High Maternal Mortality Rates
RH Reality Check - 6/23/2015 10:11:41 AM
Committee members have looked into the causes of high rates of maternal mortality throughout the state and the disproportional effects on women of color. “It’s one thing to just state, we’re the worst in the country,” said Dr. Michael K.
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 ...
Guyana among regional countries with highest maternal mortality rates
Stabroek News - 5/10/2014 8:58:24 AM
It is unlikely that any country in the Americas or the Caribbean will achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5A, which calls for the reduction of the maternal mortality ratio by three quarters between 1990 and 2015. Last December, Minis-ter of ...
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 ...
Igbinedion urges Buhari to create job, end child/maternal mortality
The Sun - 6/19/2015 1:12:24 AM
has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently seek solutions to the high rate of unemployment in the country. She also urged the president to tackle infant and maternal mortality in the country. Speaking in Abuja during the launch of her television ...
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 ...
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 ...
Ghana Declines In Maternal Mortality Rate By 49%
Spy Ghana - 5/15/2014 11:58:35 AM
Ghana has recorded a decline in its Maternal Mortality ... countries in Sub-Saharan Africa ‘making progress’ towards the MDG 5 target. The Maternal Health Advisor of the MamaYe Campaign in Ghana, Dr Sylvia Deganus, expressed delight that the rate ...
U.S. Is the Only Developed Country With Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
Cosmopolitan Magazine - 6/3/2014 11:53:21 PM
We're ranked 60th in the world, below every other developed nation, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The country's maternal mortality rate has gone up by 6.1 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births since 1990 — rising from 12 ...
Maternal Mortality Rates Rising in California
ABC News - 3/3/2010 11:55:28 PM
According to the World Health Organization, the U.S. ranks behind more than 40 other countries when it comes to maternal ... 2010 stating that "current trends and evidence suggest that maternal mortality rates may be increasing in the United States."
Few countries to meet MDGs for maternal and child mortality
Modern Ghana - 9/20/2011 7:53:42 PM
more than half of the countries around the world are lowering maternal mortality and child mortality at an accelerated rate. Latest analysis by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, said in a release issued ...
What are the millennium development goals on child mortality and maternal health all about?
theguardian.com - 5/27/2015 11:58:16 PM
Less than one-third of all countries have achieved or are on track to meet ... The data collected so far is from 1990 to 2013, and shows a 45% drop in the global maternal mortality rate. The World Bank says that, of the eight millennium development goals ...