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
Nigerian maternal mortality drops to 224 per 100,000 live births
Businessday Online - 12/6/2013 9:10:25 AM
Onyebuchi Chukwu, the minister of health, says Nigeria’s infant mortality rate has improved to 65 per 1,000 live births and maternal mortality at 224 deaths per 100,000 live births. The minister said this on Thursday in Abuja at the national ...
YouTube Mom’s Death Highlights Frightening U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate
babble.com - 12/5/2013 9:07:26 PM
As a mom blogger, I keep tabs on all sorts of parenting and health reports, including news on pregnancy and labor. So I’ve known for a while that, despite the huge amounts of money the U.S. spends on healthcare every year, we still have a disturbingly ...
WHO - 12/5/2013 3:16:41 PM
About 800 women die from pregnancy ... weeks after childbirth. It is particularly important that all births are attended by skilled health professionals, as timely management and treatment can make the difference between life and death. Severe bleeding ...
Group hopes to lower maternal mortality rates in Georgia
Athens Banner-Herald - 12/5/2013 11:23:26 PM
To lower these rates, doctors ... Georgia Health News (georgiahealthnews.com) is an independent news organization devoted to covering health care in the state.
Maternal mortality: A reduction in deaths from haemorrhage
Medical Xpress - 12/2/2013 3:20:14 PM
The new report, "Maternal Mortality in France," coordinated by Inserm Unit U953, Epidemiological Research Unit on Perinatal Health and Women's and Children's Health, announces a reduction in the rate of mortality due to postpartum haemorrhage—the leading ...
Why reduction of maternal mortality rate by 2015 is not achievable –Expert
nationalmirroronline.net - 1/26/2013 11:58:12 PM
According to the figures from the United Nations (UN) World Population Prospects and the Institute for Health Metric Reports of 2010 published in 2012, Nigeria still ranks high on the list of countries with high maternal and infant mortality rates with a ...
24 countries vow to cut maternal mortality rates
Jakarta Post - 10/28/2010 11:58:21 PM
Its member countries include some of the world’s most populous nations, such as China, India and Indonesia, and several African countries struggling with poverty. Maternal mortality rates remain high in some PPD countries, especially in Africa.
Study Says Meeting Contraception Needs Could Cut Maternal Deaths by a Third
New York Times - 7/10/2012 1:43:34 PM
draws on maternal mortality and survey data from the United Nations and World Health Organization to estimate the annual number of maternal deaths in 172 countries and the share that could be preventable by the use of contraception. Birth ...
Merck's initiative brings awareness to maternal mortality in the United States
examiner.com - 12/4/2013 7:21:15 PM
“One reason for this rising rate is that no one is talking about preexisting ... s why [women] are at higher risk.” In the U.S. maternal mortality is higher than 49 countries around the world. “The Key message for women is to be informed to assure ...
Remarkable progress in reducing child mortality and improving maternal health
WHO - 5/30/2013 11:37:01 AM
29 May 2013 - Some of the world’s poorest countries have managed to cut maternal and young child mortality rates by half or more, according to a new report from Countdown to 2015. The report, Accountability for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival ...
WHO: Global Maternal Mortality Declines by More Than One-Third
Voice of America - 9/13/2010 11:54:27 PM
Hay said the World Bank is prepared to make a significant monetary contribution toward achieving the Millennium goals in 35 of the poorest nations with the highest rates of maternal mortality. "These are mostly going to be countries in sub-Saharan Africa ...
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 ...
WHA Told Maternal Mortality Not Improved by Legalizing Abortion
Life News - 5/18/2011 11:55:01 PM
A new analysis of research from the World Health Organization ... compares the impact of improved medical care and legalized abortion on maternal mortality rates in several countries. Maternal deaths declined sharply in the United States, England ...
Nigeria: Infant, Maternal Mortality Rates
AllAfrica - 7/6/2011 9:49:29 AM
The recent visit to the country by the United Nations ... WHO and UNICEF statistics rate Nigeria second, only to India in maternal mortality, thus contributing over 10 per cent of the world's total estimate of maternal deaths. And for every such deaths ...
Alarming statistics: ‘Sindh facing highest infant, maternal mortality rates in country’
tribune.com.pk - 8/27/2013 11:56:08 PM
Pakistan has the highest infant and maternal mortality rate in South Asia. Within Pakistan, Sindh has the highest rate, which is three per cent more than the other provinces. This was shared by Sindh health secretary Inamullah Khan Dharejo at a seminar ...