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
World Malaria Day 2014: Top Five Countries Most Affected by Malaria
International Business Times - 4/24/2014 11:00:34 PM
As 25 April marks World Malaria Day, IBTimesUK looks at the countries most affected by the mosquito-transmitted disease. Despite malaria mortality rates have diminished ... also to an estimated 11% of maternal mortality. There are an estimated 100 million ...
‘Maternal, Infant Mortality Still High in Nigeria’
This Day Live - 4/24/2014 3:40:56 AM
This fact was made known recently during a sensitisation workshop organised by the Development Communication Network (DEVCOM) to highlight reporting on maternal health and accountability in the country ... the rate of maternal and child mortality reduction ...
Midwives Declare Zero Tolerance for Maternal Mortality
Spy Ghana - 4/23/2014 10:54:36 PM
Dr Awoonor-Williams noted that the acute shortage of obstetrician gynecologists in the country and the Upper East Region ... evidence that family planning can reduce maternal mortality by about 25% the rate of contraceptive use in the Upper East Region ...
Legal Marriage Age Contributes To Mortality
Brunei Direct - 4/19/2014 1:45:10 AM
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) World Factbook also showed that Indonesia had the 52nd-highest maternal mortality rate out of 184 countries. Indonesia might have improved its position on the list because the CIA World Factbook used data from 2010 ...
Complacency on Child Birth Mortality Rates Might Be Ending
Houston Forward Times - 4/21/2014 7:22:13 PM
... The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among developed nations. While across the globe the rates are dropping, by 2010 rates in the U.S. rose to 21 deaths per 100,000 births, according to the World Health Organization, twice the ...
Bilal calls for more research on maternal, healthcare provision
IPP Media - 4/24/2014 5:06:50 AM
He said researchers play a vital role in the reduction of maternal and child mortality ... newborn and maternal health service statistics show very little progress. “To reduce maternal and child deaths in the country we need to invest much more in ...
24 countries vow to cut maternal mortality rates
The 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.
Canadian Leadership Saving the Lives of Women and Children Around the World
National Journal - 4/23/2014 4:13:44 PM
"Thanks to global action, kickstarted by the Muskoka Initiative, maternal mortality rates are declining and millions more ... and improve the health of mothers and children in the world's poorest countries. Through the Muskoka Initiative, global leaders ...
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 ...
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 ...
Nigeria: Reducing The Country's High Maternal Mortality Rate
AllAfrica - 3/10/2010 11:54:19 PM
Today, Nigeria posts the second largest mortality rate in the world, with about 144 girls and ... global efforts have been focused on reducing high maternal mortality rates especially in developing countries, it has succeeded by reducing it to 50 percent ...
Few countries to meet MDGs for maternal and child mortality
Modern Ghana - 9/20/2011 6:27:48 PM
more than half of the countries around the world are lowering maternal mortality and child mortality at an accelerated rate. Latest analysis by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, said in a release issued ...
Eliminating maternal mortality in developing countries could extend women's life expectancy in reproductive ages
Science Daily - 2/24/2014 11:56:14 PM
Maternal death rates represent the single largest health discrepancy between developed and developing populations, with nearly all -- over 99% -- maternal deaths worldwide occurring in developing countries and over half of them in sub-Saharan Africa countries.
Infographic: Maternal Death Rate Per Country
SmartPlanet - 8/16/2011 11:41:20 PM
forum leaders are constantly searching for a way to educate the world about maternal mortality. According to reporting by Jen Quraishi at Mother Jones, this infograph was created by Hannah Schreiner for the Maternal Health Task Force.