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
Examiner - 10/28/2014 5:38:35 PM
at least 800 women die daily while pregnant or giving birth in the world,... Study: Most pregnancy-related infections are caused by treatable conditions In low-and-middle income countries, pregnancy-related infections are a major cause of maternal death ...
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 ...
Global infant mortality trends and attributable determinants -an ecological study using data from 192 countries for the period 1990-2011
7th Space - 10/19/2014 2:25:50 AM
Infant mortality rate (IMR) is regarded as an important ... time-appropriate interventions at a global, regional, and country level. Methods: Data for 192 countries were extracted from the World Bank Development Indicator database for the period 1990?
Dezan Shira Partners with Surmang for Maternal and Child Health in Qinghai
China Briefing - 10/29/2014 7:36:06 AM
According to the World Health Organization ... outsized responsibilities of women is the direct cause of the region’s high infant and maternal mortality rates. Located in southwestern Qinghai Province, Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture covers an ...
Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2013
WHO - 10/22/2014 4:12:38 PM
Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 Target 5A calls for the reduction of maternal ... in developing-country settings where maternal mortality is high. As part on going efforts, the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank and the United Nations Population ...
Kenya: World Bank to Finance Kenyan Volunteers to Combat Ebola
AllAfrica - 10/29/2014 2:42:37 AM
The First Lady commended the World Bank for availing resources to tackle gender based violence, female genital mutilation and maternal and child mortality ... have volunteered to travel to West African countries to support in tackling the Ebola outbreak.
Metro Health announces new grant to fight Infant Mortality
Page Error - 10/30/2014 7:23:35 PM
Healthy Start services are targeted to the needs of vulnerable mothers and infants in areas of the country with disproportionately high rates of infant mortality ... Before pregnancy, factors include maternal diseases such as hypertension, diabetes ...
Change Her World educates girls in Africa
yorktonnews.com - 10/30/2014 4:07:19 AM
Bringing education to girls in Africa is the mission of Change Her World, and they currently have 150 kids ... there will be less infant and maternal mortality rates, it will just be a win-win.” Access to education is more than just school, Willis ...
Zambia’s White President – The Lessons For African Countries
Ventures - 10/29/2014 3:57:11 PM
Its total absence of socio-political violence has seen investor confidence boom as have its economic reforms that led to World Bank to ... (about 40.9 years) and maternal mortality (830 per 100,000 pregnancies). The country’s rate of economic growth ...
WHO: Ebola Death Toll May be 15K, Not 5K
Daily Beast - 10/23/2014 10:27:51 AM
The World Health Organization said the actual global ... and 2.5 in Liberia. Considering the death rate for Ebola is about 70 percent in these countries, the total casualties would hit about 15,000. Ebola has been successfully contained in Nigeria and ...
A third world war ‘would hardly reduce population’
Times of Malta - 10/28/2014 11:57:58 PM
A planet-wide conflict that claimed as many lives as the first two world wars combined would hardly ... Climate change, war, reduced mortality and fertility, and increased maternal age altered this prediction only slightly. A devastating global pandemic ...
19 Countries Where The Gender Gap Is Smaller Than In The U.S.
The Huffington Post - 10/29/2014 4:54:27 PM
The United States has made modest progress on gender equality since last year, according to the World Economic Forum's 2014 ... female and male life expectancy and mortality rates. The report assigns countries a score between 0 (total inequality) and ...
The 10 Fattest Countries in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/29/2014 4:25:49 PM
Are you curious about which are the fattest countries ... rates in children and adults are of great concern to the medical community and the governing powers around the world, especially because it has become a leading preventable cause of death in the ...
Pregnant women at risk of becoming collateral casualties to Ebola epidemic
Washington Post - 9/26/2014 1:08:44 PM
Research conducted over a decade ago found that maternal mortality rates in the region was among the worst in the world. For years ... In the past few years, however, some countries had had some small successes: In 2013, Liberia reported a modest ...
Father wants more research into rare condition after partner's death during childbirth
ABC Online - 10/30/2014 9:46:45 PM
The cause of her death was a rare amniotic fluid embolism (AFE), a leading cause of maternal mortality in the developed world. It cannot be either predicted ... They equated to a rate of 6.9 deaths per 100,000 women who gave birth in Australia.