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
Maternal Death Rates Are Decreasing Everywhere But The U.S.
The Huffington Post - 5/28/2015 4:23:08 AM
Even more disheartening is the World Banks' report that of the eight Millennium ... The countries that made the biggest reductions in maternal death rates were also the countries that increased the number of birthing facilities with the help of educated ...
What are the millennium development goals on child mortality and maternal health all about?
theguardian.com - 5/28/2015 2:10:07 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 ...
Maternal Death Rate: WHO Gives Mauritius the Worst Grade in Africa
news.islandcrisis.net - 5/25/2015 1:23:34 PM
in its World Health Statistics report. It is the only country in Africa to have obtained a -4. As a consequence, remedial measures will be taken, one of which might possibly entail a Maternal Death Audit. Of all the countries in Africa involved in the ...
11 Countries with the Highest Teenage Pregnancy Rates in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/28/2015 4:37:27 AM
This is to lessen the mortality rate of babies and improve the maternal well-being of teenage mothers. Before we head on to the countries with the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the world, you might also want to review our study about the 10 most ...
Suicide among teenage girls age 15-19 overtakes maternal mortality as the number one killer globally
americanbazaaronline.com - 5/25/2015 11:53:29 PM
BENGALURU: It seems like the Millennium Development Goal of the UN is going in the right direction when it comes to decreasing the maternal mortality ... suicide rate is 21.41 per 100,000 whereas the female suicide rate is 27.82. In many countries ...
New strategy to further reduce maternal deaths coming soon
Spy Ghana - 5/29/2015 7:06:35 AM
The MDG number 5 requires countries to reduce maternal mortality rates by three quarters and achieve universal access to reproductive health by 2015. “According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a lot of countries, Tanzania included, will not be ...
Nigeria: Improved Midwifery Can Reduce Maternal Mortality - Toyin Saraki
AllAfrica - 5/27/2015 9:46:26 AM
Now, I am fighting for every mother and every child around the world through ... Nigeria to other countries. Yet, if we were to increase access to midwifery care in urban and rural areas by only 25%, we could reduce maternal mortality rates by 50%.
Top Five Countries with Highest Rates of Maternal Mortality
International Business Times - 5/6/2014 11:47:47 AM
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 ...
Mortality Rate on the Rise, Health Minister Says
The Moscow Times - 5/28/2015 2:10:07 PM
Explaining that mortality rates are on the rise in a majority of Russian regions, the country's top health official pointed a finger at the World Health Organization during a meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. Health Minister Veronika ...
Death by the Numbers: Who, When, Where and How
Laboratory Equipment - 5/27/2015 1:46:50 AM
According to the World Health Organization ... The study also shows that countries with functional CRVS systems are reporting higher life expectancies as well as lower maternal and infant mortality rates. A retrospective cohort study cited by Medscape ...
Training for health workers to boost maternal and child health care
Jamaica Observer - 5/28/2015 4:33:16 PM
Dr Ferguson, in his address, underscored the high priority which the administration places on reducing Jamaica's infant and maternal mortality rates. He noted ... travel around the world, we notice that the countries who do best in reducing infant and ...
The Express Tribune - 5/25/2015 8:25:54 PM
Yet in many parts of the developing world it continues ... an average of 272 maternal deaths for every 100,000 women occur across the country every year. In more alarming terms, one in every 170 women in Pakistan is at risk of maternal death.
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 ...
Every Newborn Action Plan Progress Report, Strategies toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality launch at 68th World Health Assembly
UNICEF - 5/18/2015 11:54:38 PM
An additional three countries – Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo ... has been made in improving the lives of women and children around the world, maternal mortality rates have not declined to the levels set by the MDGs. Newborn mortality rates have ...
World to see 8.4 million deaths due to tobacco by 2020
IBN LIve - 5/28/2015 6:42:07 PM
New Delhi: Rise in tobacco use will lead to death of 8.4 million people across the globe by 2020 and at least 70 per cent of these will occur in the developing countries ... has one of the highest rates of oral cancer in the world, partly attributed ...