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
SOGON to fight against High Rate Of Maternal Mortality
Spy Ghana - 11/21/2014 5:35:46 AM
while in low income countries like Nigeria it was one in 52 cases. Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta lauded the society for its commitment to addressing the challenges of high infant and maternal mortality rates. He said Delta Government had made huge ...
Top Five Countries with Highest Rates of Maternal Mortality
International Business Times - 5/6/2014 11:47:47 AM
As the World health Organisation (WHO) releases its latest report on maternal mortality ... live births.The rate has notably diminished from 1990, when it was of 560. According to the WHO report, India along with nine other countries accounts for 60% ...
Guyana among regional countries with highest maternal mortality rates
Stabroek News - 5/10/2014 8:58:24 AM
The report, ‘Trends in Maternal Mortality Esti-mates 1990 to 2013’, reveals changes in maternal mortality worldwide and by region and country. It was produced jointly by the World Health ... The maternal mortality rate is the annual number of female ...
Addressing Infant Mortality on World Prematurity Day
The Clermont Sun - 11/20/2014 5:25:37 PM
Ohio also has the third highest rate ... of the world’s best physicians and health facilities; we must renew our commitment to supporting pregnant mothers and preventing premature birth and infant mortality. In August, the Society for Maternal-Fetal ...
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 ...
Maternal Death Rates in US Are on Par With Developing Countries
Guardian LV - 5/4/2014 11:53:08 PM
Around the world, 293,000 women died due to pregnancy and delivery complications in 2013, down from the high number of 376,000 back in 1990, putting the U.S. on par with developing countries around the globe in relation to its maternal death rates.
Study Says Meeting Contraception Needs Could Cut Maternal Deaths by a Third
New York Times - 7/8/2012 11:54:23 PM
A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University shows that fulfilling unmet contraception demand by women in developing countries could reduce global maternal mortality by nearly a third, a potentially great improvement for one of the world’s most ...
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 births ... 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 ...
The U.S. Is The Only Developed Nation With A Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2014 9:55:08 PM
"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 ...
FSKN: Drug mortality rate in Russia 20 times higher than in Japan
RUSSIA BEYOND THE HEADLINES - 11/20/2014 12:39:17 PM
Russia has the world highest mortality rate amongst drug addicts ... billion rubles on drugs daily and therefore siphon off up to 1.5 trillion rubles from the country's GDP each year. This is 50 percent larger than the Defense Ministry's budget and ...
Nigeria: Reducing The Country's High Maternal Mortality Rate
AllAfrica - 3/10/2010 11:54:19 PM
The statistical data on the ever-increasing maternal mortality ... rate of deaths of pregnant women in the country. That year the figure stood at between 1,100 and 1,500 deaths according to the UN. On its part UNICEF in it's the State Of The World Children ...
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."
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 ...
Kerala Registers Lowest Maternal Mortality Rate in Country
The New Indian Express - 1/6/2014 9:30:55 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 ...
Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2013 Estimates by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank and the United Nations Population Division
ReliefWeb - 5/7/2014 1:23:49 AM
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 ...