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 U.S. ranks 50th in maternal mortality globally
Digital Journal - 3/10/2014 11:15:10 AM
United States ranks behind every industrialized nation in its rate of maternal mortality. A woman in the U.S. is just as likely to suffer a maternal death as a woman in Iran and four times more likely than a woman in Germany. The figures come from a World ...
Maternal and child mortality rate remains high in Balochistan
Dawn - 3/5/2014 3:10:09 PM
QUETTA: Maternal and child mortality rate remained high in Balochistan as compared to other provinces of the country. This was revealed by ... said Provincial Health Minister Rehmat Baloch. World Food Program in collaboration with provincial ...
Maternal mortality in Northern Region declines - NGO
Ghana News Agency - 3/8/2014 1:26:23 PM
and a further 8.1 million die before their fifth birthday, including 3.3 million babies in the first month of life. Asia and sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 87 per cent (313,000) of global maternal deaths. A woman's lifetime risk of dying from pregnancy is ...
Tanzania: Selling Blood to Pregnant Women Fuels Maternal Mortality - Official
AllAfrica - 3/11/2014 3:43:00 AM
Sumbawanga — MATERNAL mortality in the country remains a threat with majority of women dying of haemorrhage after failing to access blood which is being sold contrary to policy that requires it to be offered for free. The trend has forced safe motherhood ...
Pakistan’s infant mortality rate highest in the world
Pakistan Defence - 3/10/2014 5:10:05 AM
More than 200,000 children in Pakistan die on the first day of their lives, the highest in the world, speakers at the Neonatology Conference on Sunday said. The conference was organised by the Pakistan Paediatric Association’s neonatology group.
Amnesty International launches global campaign for unrestricted access to abortion
Lifesite - 3/10/2014 8:04:52 PM
LONDON, March 10, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Amnesty International, an organization founded to defend those imprisoned for political crimes and to fight human rights abuses, launched a new campaign last week dedicated to promoting unrestricted access to ...
Concern on high rate of maternal, infant mortality
The News International - 3/10/2014 1:28:11 AM
Adviser to Chief Minister on Health, Khawaja Salman Raffique, has said high rate of maternal, neonatal and infant mortality in Pakistan is a matter ... to improve healthcare delivery system in the country. Addressing the closing ceremony of 3-day ...
Maternal, infant mortality rates drop in nine states
Live Mint - 3/5/2014 6:30:35 PM
While 246 districts recorded lower infant mortality rate in 2012-13 from ... Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint New Delhi: Maternal and infant mortality have dropped significantly in nine states that account for half the country’s population, according ...
Eliminating Maternal Mortality In Developing Countries Could Extend Women's Life Expectancy In Reproductive Ages
News Wise - 2/25/2014 10:54:47 AM
Newswise — Maternal death rates represent the single largest health discrepancy between developed and developing populations, with nearly all - over 99% -- maternal deaths worldwide occurring in developing countries and over half of them in sub-Saharan ...
24 countries vow to cut maternal mortality rates
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.
Study Says Meeting Contraception Needs Could Cut Maternal Deaths by a Third
New York Times - 7/10/2012 1:43:34 PM
draws on maternal mortality and survey data from the United Nations and World Health Organization to estimate the annual number of maternal deaths in 172 countries and the share that could be preventable by the use of contraception. Birth ...
Developing Asia still grapples with high maternal mortality rate
The Global Times - 1/30/2014 11:57:15 PM
But Htay notes that results are uneven between countries ... where women live longer than the world average. In South Asia, however, women have low life expectancy owing to high maternal mortality rate -- around 217 mothers die for every 100,000 live ...
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 ...
Kerala Registers Lowest Maternal Mortality Rate in Country
newindianexpress.com - 1/6/2014 3:04:22 AM
Kerala has once again gained the position of being the state with the lowest maternal mortality rate in the country. The maternal mortality rate stands at 66 per one lakh live births according to the 2010-12 Sample Registration Survey report published by ...