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
Korea pledges sh25b to reduce maternal mortality
New Vision - 3/26/2015 9:44:13 PM
Under this program, the international flight passengers departing Korea contribute about $1- accretions of which the country has now ring-fenced for fighting child and maternal mortality ... Bundibugyo and Kasese. World Vision will receive $4.7m (about ...
Nigeria: Maternal Mortality Down By 20 Percent - Jonathan
AllAfrica - 3/26/2015 10:59:58 AM
Makurdi — President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday in Otukpo, Benue State, said Nigeria's maternal mortality rate had reduced by 20 percent following his administration's effort in the health sector. Records however show that in 2013, the country accounted ...
‘False Witnesses’ Publish Deeply Flawed Study on Abortion Mortality in Mexico
RH Reality Check - 3/25/2015 12:41:22 PM
Mexico still has a relatively high maternal mortality rate compared to other countries—about 45 per 100,000 live births ... and is recognized by experts around the globe, including the World Health Organization. Despite this, Koch has simply tossed ...
The unhealthy state of abortion statistics
Washington Times - 3/26/2015 9:37:03 PM
Maternal mortality studies from Scandinavian countries with superior abortion record keeping collection and reporting systems have found a higher rate of abortion mortality than childbirth mortality. Similarly, recent studies from Ireland, Mexican states ...
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 ... 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 ...
Serbia first in Europe by cancer mortality rate, main reason: NATO
InSerbia - 3/26/2015 7:25:13 AM
BELGRADE – Serbia ranks as first in Europe by the cancer mortality rate, which grows an average 2.5 percent every year, making the problem of malignant tumors in our country very serious ... more than in the rest of the world, he said.
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 ...
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 ...
Maternal and Child Death Rates Drop in Developing Countries
Medical Daily - 6/13/2012 6:30:18 AM
The report by Countdown to 2015 is authored by a global team of scholars and professionals from Universities around the world and from agencies ... that Niger was the worst country for mothers due to high maternal mortality rates, while Norway was ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
Top 10 countries with most improved child mortality rates
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
Dr. Christopher Murray, IHME Director and one of the paper’s co-authors, credited three reasons for the decline in mortality rates: improved maternal education ... the lowest in the world. "Some high-income countries, including the United States ...