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
Child death rate now lower, but maternal mortality up
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 8/22/2014 8:42:26 AM
This is why maternal ... rate had dropped to 30 and the infant mortality rate had dropped to 22. The neonatal mortality however was only slightly reduced from 17.7 per 1,000 live births in 1993 to 14 in 2011. “Reducing child deaths is one of the world ...
Maternal Mortality Rate Still High in Nigeria, Says Expert
This Day Live - 8/21/2014 4:40:14 AM
According to him, "the situation of maternal health in the country calls for declaration of state of emergency ... how else can we describe a condition that is responsible for the death of 3,333 women every month in Nigeria, 769 every week, 109 every ...
Child, maternal mortality decrease: Mozena
en.prothom-alo.com - 8/22/2014 9:32:32 AM
US ambassador Dan W Mozena said through hard work and assistance from friendly nations like the US, the maternal mortality rate has decreased in Bangladesh ... saying that the surgery done here is world-class, using state of the art equipment.
MaterCare: One Doctor's Courageous but Lonely Battle to Reduce Maternal Mortality
Aleteia - 8/20/2014 3:44:09 AM
But none of the goals have ever been reached because the world forgets that MM is about the death of a mother and not about preventing her from being a mother. In Dr. Walley’s experience, the only solution to maternal ... MM in the country: 790/100,000.”
Top Five Countries with Highest Rates of Maternal Mortality
International Business Times - 5/6/2014 12:02:06 PM
As the World health Organisation (WHO) releases its latest report on maternal mortality ... live births.The rate has notably diminished from 1990, when it was of 560. According to the WHO report, India along with nine other countries accounts for 60% ...
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 ...
24 countries vow to cut maternal mortality rates
The Jakarta Post - 10/28/2010 11:58:21 PM
Its member countries include some of the world’s most populous nations, such as China, India and Indonesia, and several African countries struggling with poverty. Maternal mortality rates remain high in some PPD countries, especially in Africa.
The U.S. Is The Only Developed Nation With A Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
The Huffington Post - 5/20/2014 1:58:31 AM
"In the global context, yes -- the United States has a low maternal mortality rate," Kassebaum ... times that of Iceland, the world's leader." Globally, there has been a decrease in maternal mortality rates. But eight countries are bucking that trend ...
Obscene Increase In Maternal Mortality Rates In The United States
The Inquisitr - 5/8/2014 7:52:10 PM
but the United States is one of eight countries in the world where the maternal mortality rate is going up, not down, according to the newest figures. In fact, the US is rock bottom of the developing nations of the world in maternal mortality – #60 out ...
11 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have reduced maternal mortality, new UN data show
Thebahamasweekly.com - 5/6/2014 11:57:55 PM
It was produced jointly by the World Health Organization ... the MDG target of a 75% reduction in maternal mortality from the 1990 rate by 2015. Based on these latest trends however, many low- and middle-income countries—including countries in Latin ...
The U.S. Is One Of The Only Countries In The World Where Maternal Deaths Are Rising
Think Progress - 5/5/2014 11:59:07 PM
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 ...
WHO: Global Maternal Mortality Declines by More Than One-Third
Voice of America - 9/13/2010 11:54:27 PM
Hay said the World Bank is prepared to make a significant monetary contribution toward achieving the Millennium goals in 35 of the poorest nations with the highest rates of maternal mortality. "These are mostly going to be countries in sub-Saharan Africa ...
Maternal Death Rates in US Are on Par With Developing Countries
Guardian LV - 5/4/2014 11:53:08 PM
Around the world, 293,000 women died due to pregnancy and delivery complications in 2013, down from the high number of 376,000 back in 1990, putting the U.S. on par with developing countries around the globe in relation to its maternal death rates.
Maternal mortality down 45% globally, but 33 women an hour are still dying
theguardian.com - 5/8/2014 4:43:04 AM
A woman waits for treatment in the maternity ward at Makeni government hospital in Sierra Leone, a country with one of the highest maternal death rates in the world. Photograph: ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images Deaths from preventable causes related to ...
Ghana Declines In Maternal Mortality Rate By 49%
Spy Ghana - 5/15/2014 11:58:35 AM
Ghana has recorded a decline in its Maternal Mortality ... countries in Sub-Saharan Africa ‘making progress’ towards the MDG 5 target. The Maternal Health Advisor of the MamaYe Campaign in Ghana, Dr Sylvia Deganus, expressed delight that the rate ...