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
Reduction of maternal mortality to be discussed on “Buntis Day”
Philstar - 3/4/2015 4:19:33 PM
CEBU, Philippines - The Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS) is pushing for the reduction of death cases among pregnant women, as recent statistics revealed that maternal mortality rate in the country ... noted on the World Health ...
Report: As Ebola wanes, other countries remain vulnerable
San Francisco Gate - 3/3/2015 11:41:34 AM
at the Medina Maternal Child Health center in Mogadishu, Somalia. According to a new report released Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by Save the Children, which looked at the 75 countries with the highest levels of child mortality in the world and then analyzed how ...
Expert identifies highest cause of maternal mortality
Vanguard - 3/3/2015 12:43:00 AM
accounts for the highest cause of maternal mortality rate in the country. Garba, who spoke at a health programme tagged FM Health Guide, in Bauchi State, also said that the same condition accounted for over 60 percent of maternal mortality in northern Nigeria.
Maternal health: Ebola’s lasting legacy
Nature - 3/4/2015 5:16:49 PM
The immediate damage is nevertheless erasing fragile gains that these countries had made in maternal health. Before the outbreak began, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone had some of the world’s highest maternal death rates: in Sierra Leone, more than ...
Top Five Countries with Highest Rates of Maternal Mortality
International Business Times - 5/6/2014 11:47:47 AM
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 ...
Twenty-eight countries have worse health care systems than Liberia’s
Washington Post - 3/3/2015 7:41:10 PM
Asia and elsewhere in the developing world. That's the main message in a new report from the nonprofit organization Save the Children, which ranked 72 countries on six measures of health-care provision for children, including the newborn mortality rate ...
Guyana among regional countries with highest maternal mortality rates
Stabroek News - 5/10/2014 8:58:24 AM
It was produced jointly by the World Health Organ-isation (WHO), UNICEF ... where maternal mortality is high. It said the five countries of the Americas with the lowest maternal mortality rate (MMR) are: Canada (11 per 100,000), Uruguay (14), Chile ...
The U.S. Is One Of The Only Countries In The World Where Maternal Deaths Are Rising
Think Progress - 5/6/2014 10:14:43 AM
Back in 1990, the United States’ maternal mortality rate was 12.4 women per 100,000 ... The U.S. has the highest rate of first-day infant mortality of any country in the developed world. And the rate of death for children under the age of five is 7.1 ...
Around 30 countries exposed to Ebola: Report
bdnews24 - 3/3/2015 5:03:41 PM
The NGO documents the quality of public healthcare systems, using indicators such as the number of health workers and neonatal mortality rates in the world's 72 poorest countries. Brazil has a good healthcare system despite poor resources, while Somalia ...
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 the Dominican Republic ... the country could meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Menendez pointed out that five years ago the mortality rate was 140 ...
Report: 30 Countries Highly Vulnerable to Ebola-like Epidemics
Voice of America - 3/3/2015 7:02:23 AM
Mortality rates will ... recommended countries increase their domestic tax revenue so they can “allocate at least 15 percent of their national budgets to health.” It also called on world leaders “to commit to end preventable maternal, new-born ...
Nearly 30 countries 'highly vulnerable' to Ebola-style epidemic: charity
Reuters - 3/2/2015 7:06:34 PM
the charity compiled an index of the public health systems of the world's poorest countries based on the number of health workers, government spending on health and mortality rates. Somalia ranked lowest with the index finding there is one health worker ...
The U.S. Is The Only Developed Nation With A Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2014 8:11:56 AM
the world's leader." Globally, there has been a decrease in maternal mortality rates. But eight countries are bucking that trend, and the U.S. is the only developed nation among them. The reasons for this American aberration are complex, systemic and ...
Maternal Death Rates in US Are on Par With Developing Countries
Guardian LV - 5/4/2014 11:53:08 PM
In a recent study, researchers are estimating that maternal death rates in ... diseases as major factors in the death rate among mothers, but lists anesthesia as having the lowest impact. Around the world, 293,000 women died due to pregnancy and delivery ...
Maternal Mortality Rates Rising in California
ABC News - 3/3/2010 11:55:28 PM
But this story is about the rare exception -- women who die within 42 days of childbirth ... According to the World Health Organization, the U.S. ranks behind more than 40 other countries when it comes to maternal death rates, with 11 deaths per 100,000 ...