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
The U.S. ranks 50th in maternal mortality globally
Digital Journal - 3/10/2014 1:13:52 AM
The figures come from a World Bank study. What is even worse is that while mortality rates in other industrialised ... claims that the U.S. actually spends more on maternal health care than any other country! There is no simple explanation as to why ...
Maternal and child mortality rate remains high in Balochistan
Dawn - 3/5/2014 3:10:09 PM
QUETTA: Maternal and child mortality rate remained high in Balochistan as compared to other provinces of the country. This was revealed by ... said Provincial Health Minister Rehmat Baloch. World Food Program in collaboration with provincial ...
Maternal mortality in Northern Region declines - NGO
Ghana News Agency - 3/8/2014 1:26:23 PM
Maternal mortality is a global challenge as statistics from the United Nations indicates that each year, more than 350,000 women in the developing world aged 15-49 die of ... Health Service report shows that the country recorded 1,022 maternal deaths ...
Tanzania: Selling Blood to Pregnant Women Fuels Maternal Mortality - Official
AllAfrica - 3/11/2014 3:43:00 AM
we should know that blood transfusion is free in all hospitals," he said. The White Ribbon Alliance National Coordinator, Rose Mlay, called upon the government to set a special ring fenced budget to ensure health centres in Tanzania offer caesarean section ...
Pakistan’s infant mortality rate highest in the world
Pakistan Defence - 3/10/2014 5:10:05 AM
More than 200,000 children in Pakistan die on the first day of their lives, the highest in the world, speakers at the Neonatology Conference ... The speakers said that Pakistan had managed to decrease the mortality rate for children under the age of ...
Concern on high rate of maternal, infant mortality
The News International - 3/10/2014 1:28:11 AM
He was addressing a two-day International Neonatology Conference ... Addressing the closing ceremony of 3-day international medical education conference “AEME 2014” here at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Sunday, he said the government ...
Maternal, infant mortality rates drop in nine states
Live Mint - 3/5/2014 6:30:35 PM
While 246 districts recorded lower infant mortality rate in 2012-13 from 2011-12 ... mortality have dropped significantly in nine states that account for half the country’s population, according to the latest Annual Health Survey data released on ...
24 countries vow to cut maternal mortality rates
Jakarta Post - 10/28/2010 11:58:21 PM
Its member countries include some of the world’s most populous nations, such as China, India and Indonesia, and several African countries struggling with poverty. Maternal mortality rates remain high in some PPD countries, especially in Africa.
Eliminating maternal mortality in developing countries could extend women's life expectancy in reproductive ages
Science Daily - 2/24/2014 11:56:14 PM
Maternal death rates represent the single largest health discrepancy between developed and developing populations, with nearly all -- over 99% -- maternal deaths worldwide occurring in developing countries and over half of them in sub-Saharan Africa countries.
Study Says Meeting Contraception Needs Could Cut Maternal Deaths by a Third
New York Times - 7/10/2012 1:43:34 PM
Maternal deaths have declined dramatically since 1990, down by a third, according to the World Health Organization. But about 16 percent of the world’s population lives in countries where fertility is still more than four children per woman ...
Developing Asia still grapples with high maternal mortality rate
The Global Times - 1/30/2014 11:57:15 PM
But Htay notes that results are uneven between countries ... where women live longer than the world average. In South Asia, however, women have low life expectancy owing to high maternal mortality rate -- around 217 mothers die for every 100,000 live ...
WHO: Global Maternal Mortality Declines by More Than One-Third
Voice of America - 9/13/2010 11:54:27 PM
Hay said the World Bank is prepared to make a significant monetary contribution toward achieving the Millennium goals in 35 of the poorest nations with the highest rates of maternal mortality. "These are mostly going to be countries in sub-Saharan Africa ...
Kerala Registers Lowest Maternal Mortality Rate in Country
newindianexpress.com - 1/6/2014 3:04:22 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 ...
HEALTH: Maternal Mortality Shames Superpower U.S.
ipsnews.net - 10/12/2007 11:52:51 PM
The U.S. ranks 41st in a new analysis of maternal mortality rates in 171 countries released by ... According to experts, in many European countries and Japan in the industrialised world, women are guaranteed good-quality health and family planning services ...
Congo's maternal mortality rate exacerbated by poverty and ignorance
theguardian.com - 5/11/2012 4:03:19 AM
according to a World Bank survey. "In some places, when you arrive [for care] and you don't have money, they just transfer you and transfer you. That is part of the reason we have such a high rate of maternal mortality in our country," said Dr Blandine ...