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
Nigeria struggles to shift maternal care to tackle mortality rate
United Press International - 5/23/2013 8:06:23 PM
IBADAN, Nigeria (GPI)--Mayowa Olumide is pregnant with her first child. She says she has struggled to obtain efficient maternal care at large public hospitals. But she is reluctant to take her chances with alternative health care providers.
WHO statistics show narrowing health gap between countries with best and worst health status
WHO - 5/15/2013 2:17:58 PM
This year, the World Health Statistics compares progress made by ... will need to double to achieve the MDG target of reducing maternal mortality ratio by three quarters. The gap between countries with the highest and lowest rates of new HIV infections ...
Corporate join hands with NGOs to curb maternal mortality
Times of India - 5/19/2013 2:03:05 AM
NGOs- Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust (HLFPPT), Pathfinder International with World Health Partners (Pathfinder ... and Jharkhand - states with some of the highest maternal mortality rates in the country. "We have made great ...
Zambia: Rotarians Pledge to Fight Maternal, Child Mortality
AllAfrica - 5/23/2013 10:19:25 AM
ROTARY Club International (RCI) has pledged to work closely with the Zambian Government in reducing maternal and child mortality rate in the country. RCI president Sakuji Tanaka said Rotary Club International had put in place a firm strategy to reduce ...
Maternal and Infant Mortality Rates Reduced by Peer Support
Medscape News - 5/20/2013 11:23:13 PM
The researchers estimated that women's group intervention reduced maternal death by 74% (OR, 0.26; 95% CI, 0.10 - 0.70), neonatal mortality rate by 41% (OR ... and Care for Birmingham and the Black Country program. The authors of the Malawi study have ...
Higher Child Marriage Rates Associated With Higher Maternal and Infant Mortality
Science Daily - 5/14/2013 12:28:47 AM
The study demonstrates that a 10 percent reduction in girl child marriage could be associated with at 70 percent reduction in a country's maternal mortality rate. "Our analyses accounted for development indicators and world region, and still documented ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
A new report on motherhood paints a devastating portrait of social conditions for poor women and their babies around the world. In both developing and industrialized countries, the first month of birth is the most dangerous of an infant’s life.
Miles to go in maternal mortality rate
India Times - 5/6/2013 9:59:37 PM
JAIPUR: The 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed to by world leaders over a decade ... Under MDG5, countries committed to reducing maternal mortality by three quarters between 1990 and 2015. Since 1990, maternal ...
New Campaign from BRAC USA to Save Mothers' Lives in High-Risk Countries
San Francisco Gate - 5/9/2013 6:42:47 PM
... maternal health model from Bangladesh to select countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, which according to the CIA factbook include 19 of the 20 highest nationwide maternal mortality rates in the world. The region contains all of the top 20 if you include ...
Maternal And Infant Mortality Risks Linked To Earlier Marriage
The Inquisitr - 5/14/2013 5:46:44 PM
The study suggests that a 10 percent reduction in child marriage, defined as 17 or younger, could be associated with a 70 percent reduction in a country’s maternal mortality rate. The practice, though on the decline, is relatively common in regions of ...
Fighting Maternal Mortality in Somaliland
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 11:57:47 PM
I am incredibly lucky to have grown up in a country where I've been educated and understand the choices I can make for myself. Maternal mortality is a horrific reality that happens to so many women around the world. This woman never had the ...
Nigeria accounts for 10% global maternal mortality rates- report
worldstagegroup.com - 5/15/2013 5:24:05 PM
Abuja (WorldStage Newsonline)-- A review of the progress of the Department for International Development (DFID) in Nigeria has revealed that the country accounted for 10 per cent of the World's maternal mortality rate. United Kingdom's International ...
Programme launched to reduce maternal mortality rate in India
health.india.com - 5/14/2013 1:14:44 PM
Coordinated efforts by NGOs and the private sector are necessary to take various government schemes to grass root levels and to reduce the maternal mortality rate (MMR), National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Mamta Sharma said. Inaugurating a ...
NCW chief calls for efforts to reduce maternal mortality
Firstpost - 5/14/2013 8:31:23 PM
Three NGOs – Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust, Pathfinder International with World Health Partners ... the states which see the highest rates of maternal mortality in the country. “The partnership will connect women in remote areas ...