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
Minister Tasks Developing Countries On Maternal Mortality
Leadership - 10/23/2014 4:47:15 PM
The Minister of National Planning, Dr Abubakar Suleiman, has called on developing nations to address high rate of maternal mortality in order to benefit ... to pregnancy and childbirth in developing countries. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports ...
Narendra Modi expresses concern about prevailing maternal mortality rates in India
Daily News and Analysis - 10/25/2014 2:43:11 PM
Describing neonatal and maternal mortality rates as a matter of grave ... lakhs of school children created a new world record by collectively washing their hands on Global Handwashing Day. "Time has come for the country to start from here," he said.
Maternal mortality: Balochistan's women suffer in silence
Dawn - 10/23/2014 11:17:58 AM
According to Pakistan Health Demographic Survey (PHDS), Balochistan stands first in terms of Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) as compared to other provinces of the country. Long distances, poor communication systems and lack of basic health facilities ...
Gambia: Stakeholders Review Maternal Mortality Rate in Lrr
AllAfrica - 10/21/2014 2:26:27 PM
The Regional Health Service Team in the Lower River Region recently organised a day-long forum for health personnel and other stakeholders meant to review the 2014 maternal mortality rate in the Lower ... the leadership of the country in the quest to ...
PM Modi wants ‘Make in India’ to take health care to country’s poor
Mumbai Mirror - 10/25/2014 5:06:21 PM
Stressing upon the alarming increase in child and maternal mortality rates, and the lack of importance given to preventive health care in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised that his government wants to use his 'Make in India' campaign as ...
The 10 Least Livable Countries
24/7 Wall ST - 10/25/2014 8:09:29 AM
The country also spends very little on health care, and it had one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, at 890 deaths per 100,000 live births, in 2010. The Democratic Republic of the Congo had the world’s lowest gross national income per ...
Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2013
WHO - 10/22/2014 4:12:38 PM
Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 Target 5A calls for the reduction of maternal ... mortality data – particularly in developing-country settings where maternal mortality is high. As part on going efforts, the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank and ...
Kenya Is Poised to End Maternal Deaths, Led by the First Lady
The Huffington Post - 10/24/2014 11:52:34 AM
Kenya is amongst the 10 most dangerous countries for pregnant women. Between 6000 and 8000 women die every year during childbirth; the current maternal mortality rate is 488 deaths per 100,000 live births. Kenya has made little progress in reducing this to ...
600,000 mothers to get health services to improve maternal health in PHL
GMA Network - 10/24/2014 8:17:49 AM
The program, which targets 600,000 mothers in the country, aims to decrease the maternal mortality rate by end of December 2015 ... meet Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 of the World Health Organization. MDG 5 challenges nations to reduce by three ...
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 ...
Innovative device checks newborn mortality
Vanguard - 10/23/2014 10:38:00 PM
At 528 deaths per day or 996 deaths per 100,000 live births according to the 2008 NDHS, Nigeria has one of the highes newborn mortality rates in the world. Findings show that ... child mortality and improving maternal health, linked to the MDGs 4 & 5 ...
The 10 Most Livable Countries in the World
Time - 10/25/2014 9:13:54 AM
The top-rated country, Norway, had the world’s sixth highest gross national income ... The country also scored well in gender equality due to its low maternal mortality rate, low teen birth rate, and the high level of female representation in parliament.
U.S. infant mortality rate worse than other countries
CBS News - 9/24/2014 6:04:35 PM
The infant mortality rate refers to the percentage of babies born alive who die before their first birthday. The report compares infant mortality rates in the United States to those of European countries ... ethnic disparities in maternal and infant ...
Philippines Program to Provide 600,000 Women With Maternal Health Services
northforkvue.com - 10/23/2014 1:12:30 PM
and Freedom from Hunger launched a joint program with the aim to decrease the high maternal mortality rate in the Philippines, thus helping to address the country’s poor performance on Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5. "Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies ...
India’s infant mortality rate is alarming: Modi
Nagaland Post - 10/26/2014 12:51:38 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said that India’s high child mortality rate is serious issue ... on the need of supply of clean drinking water to prevent diseases in the country. The prime minister also talked about the ‘Make in India ...