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
Examiner - 10/28/2014 5:38:35 PM
at least 800 women die daily while pregnant or giving birth in the world,... Study: Most pregnancy-related infections are caused by treatable conditions In low-and-middle income countries, pregnancy-related infections are a major cause of maternal death ...
Kenya Is Poised to End Maternal Deaths, Led by the First Lady
The Huffington Post - 10/24/2014 11:52:34 AM
Kenya is amongst the 10 most dangerous countries for pregnant women. Between 6000 and 8000 women die every year during childbirth; the current maternal mortality rate is 488 deaths per 100,000 live births. Kenya has made little progress in reducing this to ...
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 six years the country could meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Menendez pointed out that five years ago the mortality rate was 140 deaths per ...
Dezan Shira Partners with Surmang for Maternal and Child Health in Qinghai
China Briefing - 10/29/2014 7:36:06 AM
According to the World Health Organization ... outsized responsibilities of women is the direct cause of the region’s high infant and maternal mortality rates. Located in southwestern Qinghai Province, Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture covers an ...
Global infant mortality trends and attributable determinants -an ecological study using data from 192 countries for the period 1990-2011
7th Space - 10/19/2014 2:25:50 AM
Infant mortality rate (IMR) is regarded as an important ... time-appropriate interventions at a global, regional, and country level. Methods: Data for 192 countries were extracted from the World Bank Development Indicator database for the period 1990?
Muhith hits out at developed countries
Dhaka Tribune - 10/28/2014 7:54:35 PM
Finance Minister AMA Muhith addresses the inauguration of a three-day conference on Financing Graduation Gaps of the Asia-Pacific Least Developed Countries at a city ... lowering infants’ mortality rate and maternal mortality rate, improving immunisation ...
Kenya: World Bank to Finance Kenyan Volunteers to Combat Ebola
AllAfrica - 10/29/2014 2:42:37 AM
The First Lady commended the World Bank for availing resources to tackle gender based violence, female genital mutilation and maternal and child mortality ... have volunteered to travel to West African countries to support in tackling the Ebola outbreak.
Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2013
WHO - 10/22/2014 4:12:38 PM
Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 Target 5A calls for the reduction of maternal ... in developing-country settings where maternal mortality is high. As part on going efforts, the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank and the United Nations Population ...
Zambia’s White President – The Lessons For African Countries
Ventures - 10/29/2014 3:57:11 PM
Its total absence of socio-political violence has seen investor confidence boom as have its economic reforms that led to World Bank to ... (about 40.9 years) and maternal mortality (830 per 100,000 pregnancies). The country’s rate of economic growth ...
World Stroke Day: Doctors say timely care crucial to recovery from brain stroke
The Indian Express - 10/30/2014 2:05:38 AM
A person suffers from a brain stroke every three seconds in India and a death is reported every three minutes, the estimates of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) state. Citing the alarming statistics ... the country. At a lecture on World ...
WHO: Ebola Death Toll May be 15K, Not 5K
Daily Beast - 10/22/2014 11:22:08 PM
The World health Organization said the actual global ... and 2.5 in Liberia. Considering the death rate for Ebola is about 70 percent in these countries, the total casualties would hit about 15,000. Ebola has been successfully contained in Nigeria and ...
WHO: Liberia’s Ebola Infection Rate Declines
Voice of America - 10/29/2014 2:45:36 PM
After months of near-futile battle with Ebola, a World Health Organization official said a glimmer of hope is beginning to emerge in the worst-affected country ... Aylward noted the general mortality rate is 70 percent, though evidence shows people ...
A third world war ‘would hardly reduce population’
Times of Malta - 10/28/2014 11:57:58 PM
A planet-wide conflict that claimed as many lives as the first two world wars combined would hardly ... Climate change, war, reduced mortality and fertility, and increased maternal age altered this prediction only slightly. A devastating global pandemic ...
Ebola appears to be slowing in Liberia, says World Health Organisation
Sydney Morning Herald - 10/30/2014 7:13:26 AM
Geneva: Liberia, the country ... World Health Organisation's Bruce Aylward says the number of new cases of Ebola in Liberia is dropping. Photo: AFP "Do we feel confident that the response is now getting an upper hand on the virus? Yes, we are seeing ...
The 10 Fattest Countries in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/29/2014 4:25:49 PM
Are you curious about which are the fattest countries ... rates in children and adults are of great concern to the medical community and the governing powers around the world, especially because it has become a leading preventable cause of death in the ...