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, 2014See also: Maternal mortality rate map
Mother, child deaths highest in low-income countries
The Vancouver Sun - 10/7/2015 4:45:32 AM
Every day, 800 women around the world die in pregnancy or during childbirth, and FIGO president Sabaratnam Arulkumaran said reducing maternal mortality requires ... In low income countries, the mortality rate from anesthesia can be as high as one in ...
Nigeria: We Must Reduce Infant Mortality Rates
AllAfrica - 10/7/2015 1:42:25 PM
This makes the country the second largest contributor to the under-five and maternal mortality rate in the world. For a long time now, the government has been or claimed to be fighting maternal and infant mortality, with some states even providing free ...
World won't achieve its development goals without India coming through: Bill Gates
Economic Times - 9/30/2015 10:01:39 AM
The maternal mortality rate is down 62 percent. All eyes have been on global leaders as they finalize a new global development agenda - the Sustainable Development Goals. Building on the progress the world has ... domestic in-country resources, traditional ...
Nigeria Gets Commendation For Progress On Maternal Mortality, HIV Combat
Leadership - 10/4/2015 7:48:03 AM
It also stated that Nigeria had by August 2015, gone for a year without recording a new polio case, largely due to huge efforts to combat the virus through relentless immunisation programmes and that the country also met maternal mortality targets in Goal ...
Punjab, Haryana set to miss maternal mortality target
The Tribune India - 9/25/2015 1:53:39 AM
... by Sept 2015 Punjab and Haryana figure on the list of major states in the country that are set to miss the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of reducing Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) by three-fourths till the September 2015 global deadline for targets.
Top Five Countries with Highest Rates of Maternal Mortality
International Business Times - 5/6/2014 12:59:22 PM
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 ...
High Sierra Leonean maternal and newborn death rates attributed to women’s fears of contracting Ebola while giving birth at health centres
News-Medical - 10/6/2015 5:36:50 AM
Peter Nderitu, Sierra Leone Country Director for VSO, says: “Before the Ebola epidemic, we had been working with Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health for 6 years to reduce maternal and new-born mortality ... and the World Health Organisation.
Belarus: The Election Is Around the Corner
The Jamestown Foundation - 10/7/2015 5:21:20 AM
Lukashenka underscored the success of Belarus reducing its maternal mortality in childbirth ... is not exactly the lowest infant mortality rate in the world, it is indeed on par with that in Western European countries and significantly lower than in ...
Maternal mortality: Breaking avoidable barriers to healthcare
DAILY MAVERICK - 9/24/2015 11:01:51 PM
Last week, Amnesty International presented the sobering outcome of 18 months of fieldwork in the area of maternal healthcare to the Third World ... a maternal mortality rate of 38 per 100,000 live births by the end of 2015, and the country’s current ...
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 ...
Guyana among regional countries with highest maternal mortality rates
Stabroek News - 5/10/2014 8:58:24 AM
However, this is not the case as the country is among five in the Carib-bean and the Americas with the highest rates of maternal ... changes in maternal mortality worldwide and by region and country. It was produced jointly by the World Health Organ ...
Loss of health staff could increase maternal mortality in Ebola-hit countries -World Bank
Reuters - 7/8/2015 10:54:09 PM
The loss of health workers to Ebola could increase maternal mortality in Guinea ... could increase maternal deaths up to rates last seen in these countries 15-20 years ago," Markus Goldstein, lead economist at the World Bank, said in a statement.
The U.S. Is The Only Developed Nation With A Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2014 8:11:56 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...