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
SOGON to fight against High Rate Of Maternal Mortality
Spy Ghana - 11/21/2014 5:35:46 AM
while in low income countries like Nigeria it was one in 52 cases. Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta lauded the society for its commitment to addressing the challenges of high infant and maternal mortality rates. He said Delta Government had made huge ...
Inside the labour room: Our near-death experiences
Vanguard - 11/21/2014 10:46:33 PM
according to World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) statistics. “Nigeria’s maternal mortality rate is still comparable to those countries at war,” according to Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello, when she was the chair person of the ...
Uduaghan challenges doctors on maternal healthcare
The Nation - 11/22/2014 2:14:09 AM
DELTA State governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, has challenged gynaecologists and obstetricians to strive towards improving the health conditions of pregnant women and their new born babies in the country ... 2007 to reduce maternal mortality rate and scored ...
In developing world, child-mortality rates among poorest families plummet
Science Codex - 11/17/2014 12:54:11 AM
This convergence was mostly driven by the fact that child-mortality rates declined the fastest among the poorest families. In the countries where the gap increased ... health improvements in the developing world," said Davidson Gwatkin, a senior fellow ...
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 six years the country could meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Menendez pointed out that five years ago the mortality rate was 140 deaths per ...
Addressing Infant Mortality on World Prematurity Day
The Clermont Sun - 11/20/2014 5:25:37 PM
Ohio also has the third highest rate ... of the world’s best physicians and health facilities; we must renew our commitment to supporting pregnant mothers and preventing premature birth and infant mortality. In August, the Society for Maternal-Fetal ...
One in seven pregnant women could die in Ebola-hit countries, say charities
theguardian.com - 11/10/2014 4:33:03 PM
Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea were among the countries with the highest maternal mortality rates in the world before Ebola broke out, but they were improving - women were more likely to go to a health facility to give birth and be delivered by a skilled ...
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
Around the world, 293,000 women died due to pregnancy and delivery complications in 2013, down from the high number of 376,000 back in 1990, putting the U.S. on par with developing countries around the globe in relation to its maternal death rates.
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 births ... 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 ...
The U.S. Is The Only Developed Nation With A Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2014 9:55:08 PM
"In the global context, yes -- the United States has a low maternal mortality rate," Kassebaum ... times that of Iceland, the world's leader." Globally, there has been a decrease in maternal mortality rates. But eight countries are bucking that trend ...
Nigeria: Reducing The Country's High Maternal Mortality Rate
AllAfrica - 3/10/2010 11:54:19 PM
The statistical data on the ever-increasing maternal mortality ... rate of deaths of pregnant women in the country. That year the figure stood at between 1,100 and 1,500 deaths according to the UN. On its part UNICEF in it's the State Of The World Children ...
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 ...