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
Maternal mortality rate reduces
Ghana News Agency - 8/28/2014 11:41:26 AM
Tamale, Aug. 27, GNA - Mr John Nkaw, Northern Regional Programme Officer of SEND-GHANA on Wednesday stated that maternal mortality rates have been reduced in ... of MDGs and other income tax laws in the country. He said government should equip communities ...
Zimbabwe's Infant, Maternal Mortality Rates Drop
Voice of America - 8/29/2014 1:13:18 PM
According to research findings released Friday, Zimbabwe’s infant and maternal mortality rates have declined by 20 and 36 percent ... is well with early child care in the southern African country. “Let us keep in mind that, yes, we have won battles ...
Maternal Mortality Rate Curbed in Ecuador
Radio Cadena Agramonte - 8/28/2014 10:18:31 PM
Coordinator of the Strategy for a Quick Reduction of the Maternal Mortality Rate, Veronica Vaca ... the latter very common in regional countries. In order to curb deaths, the ministry has created networks involving the community to timely identify the ...
High-birth Niger Strives to Lower Maternal Mortality
Sudan Vision - 8/27/2014 2:48:44 PM
With the world's highest birth rate in a country where first-time mothers ... Niger is among the world's top 15 countries with the worst maternal mortality. Yet the situation has improved since 2006, when 648 women died for every 100,000 births, according ...
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 ...
Tanzania not doing enough to reduce maternal mortality, morbidity rates
IPP Media - 8/26/2014 5:31:34 AM
Tanzania is not making sufficient progress to achieve Millennium Development Goal Number Five (MDG 5) reduced maternal mortality and morbidity rates, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. The caution is published in the 2015 WHO’s MDG Countdown ...
Overcoming Malnutrition Key to Maternal and Child Health Improvements, Says Dr. Ranu Dhillon
newsecuritybeat.org - 8/29/2014 10:07:11 AM
With less than 500 days until they expire, it’s almost certain that the Millennium Development Goals on child mortality and maternal health will be missed by many countries ... reducing the under-five mortality rate by two-thirds, reducing the maternal ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.