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
Maternal Mortality Remains a Serious Problem
MedPage Today - 10/24/2016 3:33:42 PM
"A recent World Health Organization report found that 157 out ... "If you're an African American woman in some parts of this country, your maternal mortality rate with pregnancy is higher than it is in some countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
US maternal mortality rate worse than Libya, Palestine
Axis of Logic - 10/11/2016 12:43:00 PM
"By the year 2015 … 49 countries had an MMR of less than 15 ... has a maternal mortality rate that is among the highest in the industrial world. Outside of maternal mortality rates, the study included many global health factors that had improved in ...
U.S. is 32nd best country in the world for girls, behind Algeria and Kazakhstan
New York Daily News - 10/11/2016 8:46:46 AM
Many Eastern European countries beat out the New World nation: Slovenia took the No ... child marriage rates, teen pregnancy rates, secondary school graduation rates, maternal mortality and the number of women in government. The U.S. wasn’t the only ...
Our Abysmal Maternal Health Statistics And How To Improve Them
Forbes - 10/12/2016 3:19:18 PM
This past year, the United States received the dubious distinction of being one of only 7 countries in the world, including Somalia and ... for a longer post-partum period to decrease rates of maternal mortality and better offer their children the care ...
U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Unusually High and Rising
thevaccinereaction.org - 10/13/2016 7:28:39 PM
finds that the maternal mortality rate (MMR) in the United States has gone up by 64 percent since 1990 and is now higher than most “high-income” countries. According to the “Maternal Mortality Collaborators” segment of this year’s Global Burden ...
Nigeria is the ninth worst country in the world to be a girl in
venturesafrica.com - 10/24/2016 4:09:29 PM
The Girls’ Opportunity Index report by Save the Children, an Australian aid and development agency dedicated to helping children, has ranked Nigeria the ninth-worst country in the world ... rate of child marriage, adolescent fertility, maternal mortality ...
Nigeria named second largest contributor to maternal mortality
NATIONAL MIRROR - 10/15/2016 2:29:48 AM
This makes the country the second largest contributor to the under-five and maternal mortality rate in the world. “We do not have an option but to jointly accept immediate considerations of reducing mortality through appropriate risk reduction measures.
The Best and Worst Countries to Be A Girl, Ranked by Save The Children
teenvogue.com - 10/11/2016 5:50:48 PM
there are only 144 of the 196 countries in the world represented here. Some of the countries absent have notable issues, such as Russia, which has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, and China, "where people kill baby girls like ...
Countries With The Highest Maternal Mortality Rates
worldatlas.com - 7/24/2016 11:56:30 PM
Other countries with high maternal mortality rates (and their respective numbers of maternal ... In addition, international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) work with government officials and community members to increase knowledge ...
Girl Effect and Gavi team up to combat cervical cancer in developing countries
News-Medical - 10/13/2016 5:02:30 AM
As the world marks the fourth International ... cervical cancer in developing countries. The number of deaths from cervical cancer is on the rise and, without intervention, it is set to overtake maternal mortality in developing countries.
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 ...
Report lists Israel as 17th best country to be a woman
YNET News - 10/14/2016 2:33:58 PM
The report highlighted the problems experienced by girls in the world's strongest country, the United States, which was ranked relatively low. The country has a large number of teenage pregnancies and high maternal mortality rates relative to similar ...
Government launches programme to expand free maternal care
kbctv.co.ke - 10/18/2016 12:13:13 PM
Efforts to reduce maternal deaths is a focal point of the current government’s agenda, international agreements and a priority for women’s rights and health groups throughout the world because ... morbidity and mortality rates in the country.
Save the Children Report on Girls Ranks U.S. 32nd Out of 144 Countries
NBC News - 10/11/2016 4:57:43 AM
"The Girls' Opportunity Index provides a snapshot of the situation of girls in countries the world over — their opportunity ... The U.S. was hurt by relatively high rates of teenage pregnancy and maternal mortality compared to other countries in the ...
Texas’ maternal death rates top most industrialized countries
USA Today - 9/10/2016 1:05:27 PM
The clinic is on a frontline mission to reverse a disturbing trend in Texas: Women in the state are dying of pregnancy-related ailments at a higher rate than the rest of the country and ... and head of the state’s Maternal Mortality and MorbidityTask ...