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
Maternal Death Rates Are Decreasing Everywhere But The U.S.
The Huffington Post - 5/28/2015 4:23:08 AM
Even more disheartening is the World Banks' report that of the eight Millennium ... The countries that made the biggest reductions in maternal death rates were also the countries that increased the number of birthing facilities with the help of educated ...
What are the millennium development goals on child mortality and maternal health all about?
theguardian.com - 5/27/2015 11:58:16 PM
Less than one-third of all countries have achieved or are on track to meet ... The data collected so far is from 1990 to 2013, and shows a 45% drop in the global maternal mortality rate. The World Bank says that, of the eight millennium development goals ...
11 Countries with the Highest Teenage Pregnancy Rates in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/28/2015 4:37:27 AM
This is to lessen the mortality rate of babies and improve the maternal well-being of teenage mothers. Before we head on to the countries with the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the world, you might also want to review our study about the 10 most ...
Suicide among teenage girls age 15-19 overtakes maternal mortality as the number one killer globally
americanbazaaronline.com - 5/25/2015 11:53:29 PM
BENGALURU: It seems like the Millennium Development Goal of the UN is going in the right direction when it comes to decreasing the maternal mortality ... suicide rate is 21.41 per 100,000 whereas the female suicide rate is 27.82. In many countries ...
Dominican Republic C-Section ‘Epidemic’: Highest Rate In The World Fueled By Unnecessary Cesareans
Latin Times - 5/28/2015 9:23:47 AM
http://www.latintimes.com/dominican-republic-c-section-epidemic-highest-rate-world-fueled-unnecessary-cesareans-319375 ... This represents a risk for maternal death by hemorrhage," said Bremen de Mucio, a regional advisor to the WHO’s Latin American ...
New strategy to further reduce maternal deaths coming soon
Spy Ghana - 5/29/2015 7:06:35 AM
The MDG number 5 requires countries to reduce maternal mortality rates by three quarters and achieve universal access to reproductive health by 2015. “According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a lot of countries, Tanzania included, will not be ...
Nigeria: Improved Midwifery Can Reduce Maternal Mortality - Toyin Saraki
AllAfrica - 5/27/2015 9:46:26 AM
Now, I am fighting for every mother and every child around the world through ... Nigeria to other countries. Yet, if we were to increase access to midwifery care in urban and rural areas by only 25%, we could reduce maternal mortality rates by 50%.
Top Five Countries with Highest Rates of Maternal Mortality
International Business Times - 5/6/2014 11:47:47 AM
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 ...
Death by the Numbers: Who, When, Where and How
Laboratory Equipment - 5/27/2015 1:46:50 AM
According to the World Health Organization ... The study also shows that countries with functional CRVS systems are reporting higher life expectancies as well as lower maternal and infant mortality rates. A retrospective cohort study cited by Medscape ...
Mortality Rate on the Rise, Health Minister Says
The Moscow Times - 5/28/2015 2:10:07 PM
Explaining that mortality rates are on the rise in a majority of Russian regions, the country's top health official pointed a finger at the World Health Organization during a meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. Health Minister Veronika ...
New Cancer Cases Rise Globally, But Death Rates Are Declining in Many Countries
Drug Discovery & Development - 5/29/2015 9:29:45 AM
New cases of virtually all types of cancer are rising in countries globally - regardless of income - but the death rates from cancer are falling in ... "Cancer remains a major threat to people's health around the world," said oncologist Dr. Christina ...
Guyana among regional countries with highest maternal mortality rates
Stabroek News - 5/10/2014 8:58:24 AM
It was produced jointly by the World Health Organ-isation (WHO), UNICEF ... where maternal mortality is high. It said the five countries of the Americas with the lowest maternal mortality rate (MMR) are: Canada (11 per 100,000), Uruguay (14), Chile ...
Every Newborn Action Plan Progress Report, Strategies toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality launch at 68th World Health Assembly
UNICEF - 5/18/2015 11:54:38 PM
An additional three countries – Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo ... has been made in improving the lives of women and children around the world, maternal mortality rates have not declined to the levels set by the MDGs. Newborn mortality rates have ...
The U.S. Is One Of The Only Countries In The World Where Maternal Deaths Are Rising
Think Progress - 5/6/2014 10:14:43 AM
Back in 1990, the United States’ maternal mortality rate was 12.4 women per 100,000 ... The U.S. has the highest rate of first-day infant mortality of any country in the developed world. And the rate of death for children under the age of five is 7.1 ...
Government to form labour room guidelines to reduce Maternal Mortality Rates
Economic Times - 5/26/2015 10:23:25 AM
NEW DELHI: Government is forming guidelines for labour rooms in hospitals as part of its efforts to reduce the maternal mortality rate (MMR) and infant mortality rate (IMR) in the country. A recent review by Union Health Ministry officials have observed ...