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
Kenya: Maternal and Child Mortality Have Tremendously Decreased Across the World Including Kenya, Says First Lady
AllAfrica - 4/29/2016 1:21:12 PM
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta today said Kenya is among countries that have witnessed an incredible decrease in maternal and child mortality across the world. She said it is ... than at any other time in history "The rate of maternal and child mortality ...
How tax dodging helps cripple developing nations
The Final Call - 4/20/2016 8:31:13 AM
... East African nation also has one of the highest rates of maternal and under-five mortality rates in the world. According to the World Health Organization, Uganda is one of the top 10 countries that account for the majority of global maternal deaths.
Global Maternal Mortality Rates Drop By Nearly Half Since 1990: U.N.
News Week - 2/19/2014 11:55:00 PM
Maternal mortality rates around ... Developed countries also saw a drop in maternal deaths, falling 48 percent. The U.S. has notoriously high rates of maternal and infant deaths in the developing world, with six infants dying per every 1,000 live births ...
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 ...
Physicians with C-section skill can save mothers
health.economictimes.indiatimes.com - 4/28/2016 6:05:44 AM
Ahmedabad: To help villages battling high maternal mortality rate (MMR), physicians should be trained to ... surgical and obstetrical skills is relied upon by many developing countries to provide EmOC," the study says. "Prioritising these modules in ...
Speech by World Bank Group Senior Vice President Mahmoud Mohieldin: Towards Transformative Economic Growth and Regional Integration in Africa
The World Bank - 4/19/2016 11:55:50 PM
... globally which reduced under-five mortality rates by at least two-thirds. But Africa’s performance on other aspects of the MDGs showed large challenges still remain: In 16 African countries, the World Bank estimated that a majority of the population ...
Guyana among regional countries with highest maternal mortality rates
Stabroek News - 5/10/2014 8:58:24 AM
However, this is not the case as the country is among five in the Carib-bean and the Americas with the highest rates of maternal ... changes in maternal mortality worldwide and by region and country. It was produced jointly by the World Health Organ ...
Maternal Mortality Rates Dropping Worldwide
News Max - 12/3/2015 2:57:59 PM
Maternal mortality rates have dropped substantially over the ... progress than the ambitious target of a 75 percent reduction that world leaders set for this time period. In developing countries, most women who die during pregnancy, childbirth or the ...
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 ...
The U.S. Is The Only Developed Nation With A Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2014 8:11:56 AM
the world's leader." Globally, there has been a decrease in maternal mortality rates. But eight countries are bucking that trend, and the U.S. is the only developed nation among them. The reasons for this American aberration are complex, systemic and ...
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 ...
World Maternal Mortality Rate Is Improving; The US's Isn't
Denver Channel ABC News - 11/12/2015 2:25:37 PM
(Video via United Nations) Only nine countries met the U.N.'s goal of reducing maternal mortality by 75 percent, and some, including the United States, had higher mortality rates in 2015 than they did in 1990. That's turned some heads. The U.S.'s maternal ...
Our maternal mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 11/18/2015 5:38:56 PM
The United States ranks near the bottom of the world ... countries, where health-care access is universal. So in the United States, the mothers who need care the most may be getting the least of it, which naturally leads to higher maternal mortality rates.
US maternal mortality rate is twice that of Canada, says UN
FOX News - 11/12/2015 12:38:15 PM
The United States was also one of only 13 countries to have worse rates of maternal mortality in 2015 than in 1990 - a group that also includes North Korea, Zimbabwe and Venezuela. The survey, led by the World Health Organization, aims to track progress ...
Maternal Mortality affects development of a country
The Daily Star - 10/1/2014 5:34:49 PM
Maternal mortality rate in Bangladesh ... of 3000 midwives in country, UNFPA is supporting the Government to develop the midwife as a professional. Efforts include capacity assessment and assistance for midwifery education, development of strategic ...