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
Ortom Blames High Maternal/Child Mortality Rate On Women Refusing To Use Facilities
Leadership - 7/23/2015 3:09:33 AM
She expressed regret that Nigeria was the second largest contributor to under-five and maternal mortality rate in the world because most women preferred ... newborn and child deaths in the country in spite of the 2015 Millennium Development Goals which ...
Docs trained to deal with maternal mortality in TN
Times of India - 7/28/2015 7:17:09 PM
TRICHY: In order to bring down the maternal mortality rate (MMR), a team of medical professionals from ... developments to ensure better care for the needy. Despite being a small country, technology has reached its peak to provide best treatment to their ...
WHO and USAID laud Malawi for achieving MDGs 4 on child mortality
The Maravi Post - 7/28/2015 11:46:11 AM
The World Health Organization (WHO) has commended the Malawi government through ministry of health for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4. Reducing under-5 mortality rates ... 75 countries that account for over 95% of all maternal and ...
World Bank, UN launch GFF to end maternal, child mortality
NATIONAL MIRROR - 7/15/2015 11:35:57 PM
The United Nations, World Bank Group, and Governments of Canada ... in domestic and international private and public funding to end maternal and child mortality in some African countries. The country-led facility is a five-year investment plan for women ...
American-born Doctor Helps Reduce Infant Mortality Rate by 66 Percent in Haiti
StreetInsider - 7/22/2015 3:10:45 AM
Located less than 650 miles southeast of the United States, Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world and has one of the lowest maternal and infant mortality rate, ranking within the bottom 25 nations. In Haiti, women do not have access to the ...
Maternal & Infant Mortality Reduction: Airtel playing significant role in Nigeria
World Stage - 7/16/2015 4:32:26 PM
The community-driven initiative currently operates in 12 sites in 10 sub-Saharan African countries ... statistics will keep improving yearly. Nonetheless, maternal and infant mortality is still claiming lives not only in Nigeria, but all over the world.
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.
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 ...
TODAY'S EDITORIAL COMMENT: An economy that upholds the welfare of the poor is needed
The post online - 7/29/2015 12:10:39 AM
If this weren’t true, we wouldn’t have a maternal mortality rate of 440 deaths per every 100,000 live births, ranking us 26 in the world, as if we are a country at war. And if this was not true, our infant mortality rate wouldn’t be 66.62 deaths per ...
PADF and Merck Launch Digital Data Platform on Maternal Mortality
Market Watch - 7/15/2015 5:27:54 AM
In an effort to reduce maternal mortality rates, the Pan American Development ... www.padf.org About Merck for Mothers Merck for Mothers has more than 50 projects in 30 countries around the world. Our major programs are based in five countries: India ...
Global Financing Facility Launched with Billions Already Mobilized to End Maternal and Child Mortality by 2030
The World Bank - 7/12/2015 11:53:50 PM
The child mortality rate in low-income countries is more than 15 times higher ... in Ethiopia and throughout the world. By firmly situating reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health—RMNCAH—within the broader health context, the ...
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 ...
Guyana among regional countries with highest maternal mortality rates
Stabroek News - 5/10/2014 8:58:24 AM
It was produced jointly by the World Health Organ-isation (WHO), UNICEF ... where maternal mortality is high. It said the five countries of the Americas with the lowest maternal mortality rate (MMR) are: Canada (11 per 100,000), Uruguay (14), Chile ...
Liberia: Report - Maternal Mortality to Rise in Ebola Hit Countries
AllAfrica - 7/10/2015 3:42:17 PM
A new World Bank report indicates that the deaths of health care workers during the Ebola crisis in the three most hit West African countries could lead to a sharp rise in maternal mortality rate in the effect countries. The loss of health workers due to ...