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
Inside Merck for Mothers’ $500M Initiative to Tackle Maternal Mortality Worldwide
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 6/30/2015 2:10:56 AM
In 2011, it was clear that the world was falling short of its goals for lowering ... Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh – states with some of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the country – to improve their ability to deliver affordable, high-quality ...
Attitude of health workers amid maternal and infant mortality
The Guardian - Nigeria - 6/30/2015 2:39:34 AM
WORRISOME statistics have been given about the rate of maternal and child deaths in Nigeria ... have revealed facts on why Nigeria has the seventh highest infant mortality rate in the world. Some of the discoveries from these reports focused on poor ...
UNICEF warns of high infant mortality rates despite world progress
La Prensa - 6/23/2015 3:48:07 PM
These figures, however, are an improvement over 1990, as under-5 child mortality rates dipped by 50 percent - from 90 percent to 43 percent for every 1,000 live births - and maternal mortality ... "The MDGs helped the world realize tremendous progress ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pennsylvania lawmakers need to act on maternal and infant mortality issue
Delaware County Daily Times - 6/25/2015 11:16:43 PM
While the mortality rate has been increasing dramatically here, it has declined by more than 30 percent in the rest of the world ... The lifetime risk of maternal death is greater in the U.S. than in 40 other countries, including almost all other ...
Maternal and Infant Mortality Should Shock Our Conscience
The Huffington Post - 6/19/2015 4:11:21 AM
While the mortality rate has been increasing dramatically here, it has declined by more than 30% in the rest of the world. According ... The lifetime risk of maternal death is greater in the U.S. than in 40 other countries, including almost all other ...
Georgia Officials Seek Solutions to High Maternal Mortality Rates
RH Reality Check - 6/23/2015 10:11:41 AM
Committee members have looked into the causes of high rates of maternal mortality throughout the state and the disproportional effects on women of color. “It’s one thing to just state, we’re the worst in the country,” said Dr. Michael K.
Sierra Leone: MOHS Gets Newly State Certified Midwives to Fight Maternal and Newborn Mortality
AllAfrica - 6/30/2015 7:25:54 AM
The Free Health Care Initiative the Deputy Minister said was launched to solve the problem of the vulnerable women and children, and most importantly to reduce the unacceptable maternal infant and newborn mortality rates in the country. She said the task ...
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 ...
Rethink Mississippi: These are the Countries with Lower Infant Mortality Rates than Mississippi
Hotty Toddy - 6/23/2015 5:56:58 PM
Nearly 10 out of every 1,000 children do not survive their first year of life, making Mississippi one of the riskiest places to be born in the developed world ... worse than in 75 countries. Black infant mortality rate: 76th By comparison, 6.6 of every ...
Report: economic growth failing to help world's poorest kids
MSN - 6/23/2015 4:38:14 PM
NEW DELHI — Global resolve to rescue impoverished children from lives of squalor, disease and hunger has fallen short, with economic development in many countries ... and under-5 mortality dropping by more than a half. In addition, maternal mortality ...
Guyana among regional countries with highest maternal mortality rates
Stabroek News - 5/10/2014 8:58:24 AM
It is unlikely that any country in the Americas or the Caribbean will achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5A, which calls for the reduction of the maternal mortality ratio by three quarters between 1990 and 2015. Last December, Minis-ter of ...
Georgia Reports Huge Disparities in Maternal Mortality
Women's News - 6/16/2015 9:44:12 AM
"It's one thing to just state, we're the worst in the country," said Lindsay ... And at least 500 will die, though precise maternal mortality statistics are hard to come by. The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must piece together ...
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 ...
Igbinedion urges Buhari to create job, end child/maternal mortality
The Sun - 6/19/2015 1:12:24 AM
has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently seek solutions to the high rate of unemployment in the country. She also urged the president to tackle infant and maternal mortality in the country. Speaking in Abuja during the launch of her television ...