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
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee says maternal mortality rate for U.S. women shot up 136 percent
Politi Fact - 2/1/2016 5:35:53 PM
Were women in this country dying at a significantly higher rate from pregnancy-related ... UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank and the United Nations Population Division titled "Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2013." It showed that yes, from 1990 to ...
Nigeria: Govt Plans Commodities Against Maternal Mortality
AllAfrica - 2/9/2016 10:16:54 AM
Owerri — The Federal Ministry of Health has developed an implementation plan for 15 life-saving commodities to check neonatal and maternal death in the country ... been made in addressing the high rate of neonatal mortality in Nigeria in the last ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Declines but Still Exceeds Other Developed Countries
jama.jamanetwork.com - 2/1/2016 11:55:16 PM
The dismal contrast between the US infant mortality rate, which ranks 26th in the world (http://1.usa.gov/1mSE0pA), and that of other developed countries raises the question ... pregnant women have access to free maternal health services and also receive ...
Mamaye trains Malawi journos on health reporting: Analyses maternal situation
Nyasa Times - 2/2/2016 8:55:08 PM
Malawi is among the countries with the highest maternal mortality rate in the world hovering at 574 per 100,000 in 2014 reduced from 984 per 100,000 in 2004, which is the highest in Central and Southern Africa region. That is why, the government of ...
Family of Woman Film Festival to open with ‘No Woman, No Cry’
Idaho Mountain Express - 2/10/2016 3:56:20 AM
“Each year, for hundreds of thousands of women around the world, pregnancy is a death sentence ... that have made the U.S. the only industrialized country with a consistently rising maternal mortality rate,” states the CNN website.
Hemorrhage leading cause of maternal mortality
Philstar - 2/4/2016 11:55:53 AM
Citing the World Health Organizations ... which ranked 74th in 2014 among 184 countries surveyed with the highest rate of maternal mortality. To prevent maternal death from obstetrical hemorrhage, Tan said the patient needs transfusion of ample amount ...
Improving Maternal Health Care in the United States
American Journal of Managed Care - 2/9/2016 4:57:46 PM
Many consider maternal mortality and morbidity a problem that mostly ... for pregnancy and childbirth—higher than any other country in the world. Yet, maternal death rates related to pregnancy and childbirth continue to rise. Such a dynamic requires ...
Global Maternal Mortality Rates Drop By Nearly Half Since 1990: U.N.
News Week - 11/12/2015 12:45:24 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 ...
US Maternal Mortality Rates Have Gotten Worse, Are Now Twice Canadian Rate
International Business Times - 11/12/2015 10:43:43 AM
The maternal mortality ... the World Health Organization. Although WHO officials said the results show “huge progress,” just nine countries hit targets set by the U.N. and more intervention is needed in developing countries to bring down the rates ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...