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
Mother, child deaths highest in low-income countries
The Vancouver Sun - 10/6/2015 8:38:47 PM
Every day, 800 women around the world die in pregnancy or during childbirth, and FIGO president Sabaratnam Arulkumaran said reducing maternal mortality requires ... In low income countries, the mortality rate from anesthesia can be as high as one in ...
Nigeria Gets Commendation For Progress On Maternal Mortality, HIV Combat
Leadership - 10/4/2015 7:48:03 AM
It also stated that Nigeria had by August 2015, gone for a year without recording a new polio case, largely due to huge efforts to combat the virus through relentless immunisation programmes and that the country also met maternal mortality targets in Goal ...
World won't achieve its development goals without India coming through: Bill Gates
Economic Times - 9/30/2015 10:01:39 AM
The maternal mortality rate is down 62 percent. All eyes have been on global leaders as they finalize a new global development agenda - the Sustainable Development Goals. Building on the progress the world has ... domestic in-country resources, traditional ...
High Syrian maternal and newborn death rates attributed to women’s fears of contracting Ebola while giving birth at health centres
News-Medical - 10/6/2015 5:36:50 AM
Peter Nderitu, Sierra Leone Country Director for VSO, says: “Before the Ebola epidemic, we had been working with Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health for 6 years to reduce maternal and new-born mortality ... and the World Health Organisation.
Midwifery Curriculum Review Meeting ends in Freetown
Sierra Express Media - 10/4/2015 11:54:25 PM
Making his remarks, the Director of Reproductive and Child Health, Dr. Santigie Sesay told his audience that as a country we are renowned of having the worst maternal mortality rates in the world currently accounting of 1,165 deaths in 100,000 live births.
World Bank: Kenya set to lead Africa in growth over 15 years
Daily Nation - 10/7/2015 4:09:45 AM
According to World Bank ... in health (maternal mortality, under-five mortality) and primary school enrolment, where the gender gap shrank. However, the bank warned that African countries “continue to face a stubbornly high birth rate, which has limited ...
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 dying of complications ... releases its latest report on maternal mortality, IBTimesUK looks at some of the counties with the highest rates of deaths. There were an estimated 289,000 global ...
Few pregnancy deaths but maternal health challenges remain: report
brandonsun.com - 10/6/2015 2:59:21 AM
Challenges range from high mortality rates due to cervical cancer in low-resource countries and unsafe abortions, to the millions of mothers in South Saharan Africa living with HIV infections, according to the report. "Our world has an unfinished agenda in ...
Want to Boost Global Growth by Trillions? Improve Gender Equality, McKinsey Report Says
The Wall Street Journal - 9/23/2015 11:53:09 PM
The report looked at gender quality indicators—from women’s labor-force participation rates to maternal mortality to financial inclusion—in 95 countries, which account for about 90% of the world’s GDP and its population of women. Even just ...
Africa’s economic growth will slow to 3.7% in 2015 — World Bank
Vanguard - 10/5/2015 11:10:17 PM
According to World Bank estimates poverty in Africa declined from 56 percent in 1990 to 43 percent in 2012. Maternal ... mortality) and primary school enrollment, where the gender gap shrank. Yet African countries continue to face a stubbornly high birth ...
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 ...
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 ...
The U.S. Is The Only Developed Nation With A Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2014 8:11:56 AM
"In the global context, yes -- the United States has a low maternal mortality rate," Kassebaum ... times that of Iceland, the world's leader." Globally, there has been a decrease in maternal mortality rates. But eight countries are bucking that trend ...
Maternal mortality rate in DR above the region's countries
Domican Today - 10/5/2014 3:57:01 PM
With an official record of 106 deaths per 100,000 live births, maternal mortality ... in six years the country could meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Menendez pointed out that five years ago the mortality rate was 140 deaths per ...
Loss of health staff could increase maternal mortality in Ebola-hit countries -World Bank
Reuters - 7/8/2015 10:54:09 PM
The loss of health workers to Ebola could increase maternal mortality in Guinea ... could increase maternal deaths up to rates last seen in these countries 15-20 years ago," Markus Goldstein, lead economist at the World Bank, said in a statement.