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 mortality: A reduction in deaths from haemorrhage
Medical Xpress - 12/2/2013 3:20:14 PM
The new report, "Maternal Mortality in France," coordinated by Inserm Unit U953, Epidemiological Research Unit on Perinatal Health and Women's and Children's Health, announces a reduction in the rate of mortality due to postpartum haemorrhage—the leading ...
French National Expert Committee on Maternal Mortality formulates twenty recommendations
News-Medical - 12/4/2013 6:49:37 AM
It seems possible to reduce it even further, since progress has been made, i.e. a reduction in deaths associated with haemorrhage and a decrease in suboptimal care. "These results need to be examined in the light of the substantial mobilisation ...
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 ...
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
draws on maternal mortality and survey data from the United Nations and World Health Organization to estimate the annual number of maternal deaths in 172 countries and the share that could be preventable by the use of contraception. Birth ...
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 ...
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, a big challenge for the world’s newest nation
ReliefWeb - 7/12/2013 3:03:43 PM
The world’s newest nation is ranked as one of the countries with the highest maternal mortality rates with 16 women dying daily due to pregnancy related complications. “The biggest challenge we have is that most women especially in rural areas still ...
World Population Day: Preventing Teenage Maternal Mortality
The Nation Newspaper - 7/11/2013 11:15:50 AM
As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to celebrate the day, the chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Chief Festus Odimegwu said the current teenage maternal mortality ... compared to statistics from other African countries such as Algeria ...
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 ...
Alarming statistics: ‘Sindh facing highest infant, maternal mortality rates in country’
tribune.com.pk - 8/27/2013 11:56:08 PM
Pakistan has the highest infant and maternal mortality rate in South Asia. Within Pakistan, Sindh has the highest rate, which is three per cent more than the other provinces. This was shared by Sindh health secretary Inamullah Khan Dharejo at a seminar ...
WHO - 12/3/2013 5:42:13 PM
Maternal mortality is unacceptably ... deaths in some areas of the world reflects inequities in access to health services, and highlights the gap between rich and poor. Almost all maternal deaths (99%) occur in developing countries. More than half of ...
USAID Hails 'Eureka Moments' in Infant and Maternal Mortality
Med India - 8/1/2013 4:13:03 PM
As US National Security Advisor Susan Rice addressed scientists working on decreasing infant and maternal mortality in poor countries ... anywhere near that rate as well." So Shah said the grant program aimed to "invite the whole world in to coming ...