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
Ortom Blames High Maternal/Child Mortality Rate On Women Refusing To Use Facilities
Leadership - 7/23/2015 3:09:33 AM
She expressed regret that Nigeria was the second largest contributor to under-five and maternal mortality rate in the world because most women preferred ... newborn and child deaths in the country in spite of the 2015 Millennium Development Goals which ...
Approaches to tackling maternal, child mortality
The Guardian - Nigeria - 7/30/2015 1:35:21 AM
accounting for over 14 per cent of the world’s maternal deaths. Indeed, maternal mortality in the North West and North East is six times and nine times higher than the rate of 165/100,000 live births recorded in the South West Zone. The main causes of ...
American-born Doctor Helps Reduce Infant Mortality Rate by 66 Percent in Haiti
StreetInsider - 7/22/2015 3:10:45 AM
Located less than 650 miles southeast of the United States, Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world and has one of the lowest maternal and infant mortality rate, ranking within the bottom 25 nations. In Haiti, women do not have access to the ...
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 ...
Loss of health staff could increase maternal mortality in Ebola-hit countries -World Bank
Reuters - 7/8/2015 10:54:09 PM
NEW YORK, July 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation ... in Ebola-hit countries due to the loss of doctors, nurses and midwives to the epidemic, the World Bank said on Wednesday. The loss of health workers to Ebola could increase maternal mortality in Guinea ...
Docs trained to deal with maternal mortality in TN
Times of India - 7/28/2015 7:17:09 PM
TRICHY: In order to bring down the maternal mortality rate (MMR), a team of medical professionals from ... developments to ensure better care for the needy. Despite being a small country, technology has reached its peak to provide best treatment to their ...
Loss of health staff could increase maternal mortality in Ebola-hit countries: World Bank
The Business Insider - 7/8/2015 7:19:24 PM
The loss of health workers to Ebola could increase maternal mortality in Guinea ... could increase maternal deaths up to rates last seen in these countries 15-20 years ago," Markus Goldstein, lead economist at the World Bank, said in a statement.
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 ...
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 the Dominican Republic ... the country could meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Menendez pointed out that five years ago the mortality rate was 140 ...
Liberia: Report - Maternal Mortality to Rise in Ebola Hit Countries
AllAfrica - 7/10/2015 3:42:17 PM
A new World Bank report indicates that the deaths of health care workers during the Ebola crisis in the three most hit West African countries could lead to a sharp rise in maternal mortality rate in the effect countries. The loss of health workers due to ...
Obscene Increase In Maternal Mortality Rates In The United States
The Inquisitr - 5/8/2014 7:52:10 PM
but the United States is one of eight countries in the world where the maternal mortality rate is going up, not down, according to the newest figures. In fact, the US is rock bottom of the developing nations of the world in maternal mortality – #60 out ...