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
Georgia has highest maternal death rate in the country
Albany Herald - 12/5/2013 11:59:14 PM
She noted that women in the U.S. have a higher risk of dying from postpartum hemorrhage than women in 45 other countries. With advances in medical technology, Wattie said, it’s surprising that the maternal mortality rate is increasing.
Addressing Mortality of the World's Mothers
The Huffington Post - 12/6/2013 8:23:18 PM
The goals range from eradicating extreme poverty to combatting HIV and AIDS, and the United Nations specifically addressed the impact maternal mortality and access to quality healthcare have on societal and economic growth. This key goal for the ...
Nigerian maternal mortality drops to 224 per 100,000 live births
Businessday Online - 12/6/2013 9:10:25 AM
The UN World Population Prospects and the Institute for Health Metric Reports (2010) puts the country’s rate at 545 per 100,000 on maternal mortality. The UN report also showed that in 2010, the figure stood at 75 deaths per 1000 live births.
Fact Of The Day #26: Maternal Mortality Rate Rising Despite Expensive Care (INFOGRAPHIC)
The Huffington Post - 8/24/2012 1:11:40 PM
but the US maternal mortality rate has doubled in the past 25 years. The U.S. ranks 50th in the world for maternal mortality, meaning 49 countries were better at keeping new mothers alive. See who's number one - and who's last - in today's ...
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 ...
Maternal Mortality Rates Rising in California
ABC News - 3/3/2010 11:55:28 PM
According to the World Health Organization, the U.S. ranks behind more than 40 other countries when it comes to maternal death rates, with 11 deaths per 100,000 pregnancies when measured in 2005. More women die in the U.S. after giving birth ...
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
A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University shows that fulfilling unmet contraception demand by women in developing countries could reduce global maternal mortality by nearly a third, a potentially great improvement for one of the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
YouTube Mom’s Death Highlights Frightening U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate
shine.yahoo.com - 12/6/2013 5:17:11 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 high ...
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 ...
Maternal Mortality Rate Continues To Remain High In Mozambique
bernama.com - 12/12/2013 4:24:08 AM
One factor associated with high maternal and neonatal death rates is the low percentage of women who use modern methods of contraception. In 1997, only five per cent of women who were married or in a stable relationship were using family planning methods ...
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 ...