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
Country needs more local specialists to cut maternal, child mortality – Norton
Stabroek News - 8/31/2015 9:11:20 AM
Minister of Public Health, Dr George Norton says that to bring the present rate of maternal, child and infant mortality down the country needs to break from its dependence on foreign specialists and instead train more Guyanese doctors in obstetrics ...
Health eVillages and Real Medicine Foundation expand joint initiative to reduce world's highest maternal mortality rate in South Sudan
mhealthnews.com - 8/21/2015 1:12:15 PM
"Maternal health in a remote place like South ... to aid in combating the tragic mortality rate in South Sudan, the newest country in the world. The first phase of Health eVillages' partnership with RMF included: •A grant to RMF to employ Mohammed ...
Medical Practitioner Urges Better Policies On Maternal Mortality
Leadership - 8/30/2015 10:59:53 AM
A medical practitioner, Dr Stella Iwuagwu, has called on the Federal Government to formulate better policies to further reduce the maternal mortality rate in the country. Iwuagwu made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN ...
Govt campaign to bring down child, maternal mortality soon
Deccan Herald - 8/27/2015 8:00:19 PM
The NDA government has identified 184 districts where the Health Ministry would launch a focused campaign to stop all infant and maternal mortality by 2030 ... births in all 675 districts of the country. The World Health Organisation has validated ...
PM to inaugurate summit of 24 countries on child, maternal mortality
DeshGujarat - 8/20/2015 7:47:09 PM
“This is a policy-making summit where all countries will put their heads together to think up strategies,” he said. Mishra said that India has an outstanding story when it comes to checking maternal and child mortality as the rate of decline in this ...
Health EVillages And Real Medicine Foundation Expand Joint Initiative To Reduce World's Highest Maternal Mortality Rate In South Sudan
The Street - 8/20/2015 1:13:26 PM
"Maternal health in a remote place like South ... to aid in combating the tragic mortality rate in South Sudan, the newest country in the world. The first phase of Health eVillages' partnership with RMF included: "The partnership between Health eVillages ...
South Sudan program extension enhances quality and timeliness of patient care for expectant mothers
StreetInsider - 8/20/2015 8:48:35 AM
"Maternal health in a remote place like South ... to aid in combating the tragic mortality rate in South Sudan, the newest country in the world. The first phase of Health eVillages' partnership with RMF included: A grant to RMF to employ Mohammed Eisa ...
Bangladesh did better than most Asian countries in nutrition and child mortality, says Nasim
bdnews24 - 8/27/2015 6:34:25 PM
He said his country was well on course to achieve the maternal mortality target of MDG 5 ... let us acknowledge the sad reality that the world continues to lose about 289 thousand mothers and 6.3 million under-5 children every year,” said Modi.
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 ...
Tanzania must do more to reduce maternal deaths
The Citizen - 8/30/2015 11:52:59 PM
Statistics tell us that the country has made ‘’insufficient ... Statistics from the World Lung Foundation, an NGO that has led a campaign against maternal mortality in Tanzania, indicate that the 8,000 mark has not changed in the past three years.