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 Rate of Nepal
visionlaunch.com - 1/15/2017 3:06:51 PM
99% of Maternal Mortality Incidents Occurs in the Developing World Poverty has a direct impact on maternal mortality rates. In high-income countries, the maternal mortality rate is just 9 deaths for every 100,000 live births. In comparison, sub-Saharan ...
Visualizing the relationship between infant mortality rates & resource availability
datavizualization.com - 1/15/2017 12:29:22 PM
The below map plots the 2012 distribution of infant mortality rates by country. I chose 2012 because most ... pointing to a severe imbalance across the world. The map representing the risk of maternal death is almost identical, and as such has been ...
Chart: The alarming rise in maternal mortality in the US
Weku 88.9 - 1/10/2017 11:55:20 PM
The US is one of the only eight countries in the world, including Afghanistan and South Sudan, where the maternal mortality ratio is going ... Despite a slight decline in the infant mortality rate, the US still has the highest rate of infant deaths ...
Take Away Women’s Health Services, Increase Maternal Mortality Rates
Patheos - 1/6/2017 1:37:18 PM
Maternal mortality. And that is completely preventable, except we don’t seem to want to work on it. This Independent article points out that the U.S. is the “only developed country in the world where maternal deaths increased between 1993 and 2013 ...
Planned Parenthood chief calls out fake pro-life Republicans after maternal mortality goes up
Raw Story - 1/5/2017 8:26:31 PM
the maternal mortality rate spiked. Maternal death is the death of a woman while she is pregnant or within 42 days of the termination of a pregnancy, the World Health Organization reports. Speaker Paul Ryan announced Thursday that he would be gutting ...
Mommy Monday: Maternal mortality rates rising
ABC 13 - 1/16/2017 11:12:25 PM
(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The number of women dying during childbirth is down in almost every country in the world. But that’s not the case ... their age puts them at risk for maternal mortality. While less than 15-percent of all births in the United States ...
Philippines: Duterte Ignores Supreme Court, Orders Action on Controversial Reproductive Health Law
Life News - 1/17/2017 6:50:33 AM
The Court blocked the law from going into effect after evidence that the country’s Food and Drug Administration ... at the time of birth is the strongest predictor of the maternal mortality rate. In the Philippines, only 73% of births are attended ...
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 ...
Degree in midwifery
Ekantipur - 1/18/2017 2:45:59 AM
The government had adopted the midwifery policy in 2006 with an aim to reduce the country’s maternal and child mortality rates. The United Nations Population ... UNFPA and the World Bank. But there is no room for complacency at all, since many women ...
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 ...
Maternal Mortality Rate in U.S. Rises, Defying Global Trend, Study Finds
New York Times - 9/23/2016 1:58:37 AM
WASHINGTON — One of the biggest worldwide public health triumphs in recent years has been maternal mortality. Global death rates fell by more than a third from 2000 to 2015. The United States, however, is one of the few countries in the world that have ...
A Garment Originally Made for Astronauts is Saving the Lives of New Mothers in Developing Countries
www.mhtf.org - 1/10/2017 3:27:05 PM
However, Miller and her team recognized that testing in one or two countries showed ... In areas where maternal mortality rates were especially abysmal to begin with, improvement was even more significant. In 2012, the World Health Organization added ...
Texas’ maternal death rates top most industrialized countries
USA Today - 9/10/2016 9:52:10 AM
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 ...
Six Ways the World is Closer to Closing the Healthcare Skills Gap
newsroom.gehealthcare.com - 1/17/2017 6:24:54 PM
99% of the 287,000 women who die in childbirth each year live in developing countries like Zimbabwe where maternal and infant mortality rates are among the highest in the world. That’s why it’s so important that Clara and her colleagues succeeded.
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 ... 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 ...