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 mortality still a major concern: report
The Express Tribune - 2/27/2015 8:07:23 PM
ISLAMABAD: Maternal mortality remains ... sub-national estimates on maternal mortality rate easily, cost-effectively and with greater regularity, a press release quoted her as saying. Dr Zeba Sathar, country director of Population Council, said the study ...
Lakes state health initiative helping reduce maternal mortality rates
Sudan Tribune - 2/27/2015 5:05:26 AM
In the past three years safety levels have risen to 100 per cent, said CUAMM country director Chiara Scanagatta. South Sudan has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world and women have a one in seven chance of dying from pregnancy related ...
Can we eradicate some of the world’s worst diseases by 2030?
The Verge - 2/25/2015 3:01:57 PM
When it comes to maternal and child mortality rates, Nepal’s achievements stand out ... which has been donating the drug that treats river blindness to countries all over the world since 1987, Unnasch says. "I serve on an expert committee that assists ...
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
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 ...
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 the Dominican Republic ... the country could meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Menendez pointed out that five years ago the mortality rate was 140 ...
Stephen Harper announces $22.5M to boost inoculation programs in poorer countries
The Star - 2/26/2015 5:20:57 AM
The irony of Canada investing millions to prevent death and disease in poor countries while some of its own ... Harper and Gates urged the world to keep the issue of maternal, newborn and child health as a development priority. It’s a cause Harper ...
Maternal and Child Death Rates Drop in Developing Countries
Medical Daily - 6/13/2012 6:30:18 AM
The report by Countdown to 2015 is authored by a global team of scholars and professionals from Universities around the world and from agencies ... that Niger was the worst country for mothers due to high maternal mortality rates, while Norway was ...
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 ...
Maternal Death Rates in US Are on Par With Developing Countries
Guardian LV - 5/4/2014 11:53:08 PM
In a recent study, researchers are estimating that maternal death rates in ... diseases as major factors in the death rate among mothers, but lists anesthesia as having the lowest impact. Around the world, 293,000 women died due to pregnancy and delivery ...
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 ... 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 is 7.1 ...
The U.S. Is The Only Developed Nation With A Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2014 8:11:56 AM
the world's leader." Globally, there has been a decrease in maternal mortality rates. But eight countries are bucking that trend, and the U.S. is the only developed nation among them. The reasons for this American aberration are complex, systemic and ...
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Jason Holder attributes loss against South Africa to poor death bowling
Cricket Country - 2/27/2015 1:48:00 PM
Sydney: West Indies captain Jason Holder blamed their pathetic death bowling and dropped ... West Indies in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 makes him ‘The Punisher’ “We did pretty well early on, keeping the run-rate down, but AB took the game away from ...
High pollution cuts most Indian lives short by three years
Phys.org - 2/27/2015 12:00:37 PM
The World Health Organization rates India's air pollution as some of the worst—ranking 13 of the country's cities among the 20 most ... India has the highest rate of death caused by chronic respiratory diseases anywhere in the world.
U.S. one of few countries with rise in maternal deaths
USA Today - 5/2/2014 12:21:09 PM
(Photo: Getty Images/Brand X) The United States is one of just eight countries in the world where deaths related to pregnancy ... at the University of Washington in Seattle. The maternal death rate per 100,000 U.S. women was 12.4 in 1990, 17.6 in 2003 ...