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
Minister Tasks Developing Countries On Maternal Mortality
Leadership - 10/23/2014 4:47:15 PM
The Minister of National Planning, Dr Abubakar Suleiman, has called on developing nations to address high rate of maternal mortality in order to benefit ... to pregnancy and childbirth in developing countries. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports ...
Maternal mortality: Balochistan's women suffer in silence
Dawn - 10/23/2014 11:17:58 AM
According to Pakistan Health Demographic Survey (PHDS), Balochistan stands first in terms of Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) as compared to other provinces of the country. Long distances, poor communication systems and lack of basic health facilities ...
Gambia: Stakeholders Review Maternal Mortality Rate in Lrr
AllAfrica - 10/21/2014 2:26:27 PM
He thus encouraged health care providers in the country to continue on with their dedication ... Region in his welcome remarks affirmed that the review of the 2014 maternal mortality rate in the Lower River Region is part of the health Ministry's ...
Kenya Is Poised to End Maternal Deaths, Led by the First Lady
The Huffington Post - 10/24/2014 8:24:59 AM
Kenya is amongst the 10 most dangerous countries for pregnant women. Between 6000 and 8000 women die every year during childbirth; the current maternal mortality rate is 488 deaths per 100,000 live births. Kenya has made little progress in reducing this to ...
Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2013
WHO - 10/22/2014 4:12:38 PM
It has been a challenge to assess the extent of progress due to the lack of reliable and accurate maternal mortality data – particularly in developing-country settings where maternal mortality is high. As part on going efforts, the WHO, UNICEF ...
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 indicator ... Significant high-risk clustering of IMR is also indicated in SSA countries and parts of Asia. Maternal mortality (survival), lack of water and sanitation and female education were ...
Innovative device checks newborn mortality
Vanguard - 10/23/2014 10:38:00 PM
At 528 deaths per day or 996 deaths per 100,000 live births according to the 2008 NDHS, Nigeria has one of the highes newborn mortality rates in the world. Findings show that ... child mortality and improving maternal health, linked to the MDGs 4 & 5 ...
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 ...
'Cervical cancer kills 2000 women annually in Ghana'
Ghana Web - 10/25/2014 4:56:12 AM
“I always say that strike actions by medical doctors and other health personnel also contribute to high rate of maternal mortality in the country… We need to press for better quality of service from health officials and efficient allocation of ...
How to stop maternal deaths
Standard Group - 10/24/2014 4:53:13 PM
Kenya is among the ten most dangerous countries for pregnant women. Between 6,000 and 8,000 women die every year during childbirth; the current maternal mortality rate is 488 deaths per 100,000 live births. Kenya has made little progress in reducing this ...
Philippines Program to Provide 600,000 Women With Maternal Health Services
StreetInsider - 10/23/2014 9:23:26 AM
and Freedom from Hunger launched a joint program with the aim to decrease the high maternal mortality rate in the Philippines, thus helping to address the country's poor performance on Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5. "Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies ...
One-in-four deaths in pregnancy due to HIV in worst-affected countries
Nam Aidsmap - 10/20/2014 11:53:08 PM
One-in-four pregnancy-related deaths is due to HIV in countries with a high HIV prevalence ... women in sub-Saharan Africa also experience the highest rates of maternal death. The effect of HIV on pregnancy and vice versa is poorly understood.
U.S. infant mortality rate worse than other countries
CBS News - 9/24/2014 6:04:35 PM
The infant mortality rate refers to the percentage of babies born alive who die before their first birthday. The report compares infant mortality rates in the United States to those of European countries ... ethnic disparities in maternal and infant ...
Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 9/28/2014 11:57:45 PM
The United States has a higher infant mortality ... other country in the world, a baby born in the U.S. is less likely to see his first birthday than one born in Hungary, Poland or Slovakia. Or in Belarus. Or in Cuba, for that matter. The U.S. rate ...
The 10 Countries Most Affected by Hunger
Mashable - 10/24/2014 8:49:26 PM
According to the International Food Policy Research Institute's 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI), released last week, hunger in developing countries has decreased ... are underweight and the under-five mortality rate.