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
What are the millennium development goals on child mortality and maternal health all about?
theguardian.com - 5/28/2015 6:24:49 AM
Less than one-third of all countries have achieved or are on track to meet ... The data collected so far is from 1990 to 2013, and shows a 45% drop in the global maternal mortality rate. The World Bank says that, of the eight millennium development goals ...
Maternal Death Rate: WHO Gives Mauritius the Worst Grade in Africa
news.islandcrisis.net - 5/25/2015 1:23:34 PM
in its World Health Statistics report. It is the only country in Africa to have obtained a -4. As a consequence, remedial measures will be taken, one of which might possibly entail a Maternal Death Audit. Of all the countries in Africa involved in the ...
Suicide among teenage girls age 15-19 overtakes maternal mortality as the number one killer globally
americanbazaaronline.com - 5/25/2015 11:53:29 PM
BENGALURU: It seems like the Millennium Development Goal of the UN is going in the right direction when it comes to decreasing the maternal mortality ... suicide rate is 21.41 per 100,000 whereas the female suicide rate is 27.82. In many countries ...
Indonesia and World Bank Group to join forces to reduce child stunting and maternal mortality
WebWire - 5/22/2015 2:24:23 PM
On the country’s high rates of maternal mortality, Kim said ... “We have reorganized the World Bank Group and are now faster and better at sharing global knowledge that can fix problems and improve people’s lives.” Kim, who is a medical doctor ...
Training for health workers to boost maternal and child health care
Jamaica Observer - 5/28/2015 7:50:43 AM
Dr Ferguson, in his address, underscored the high priority which the administration places on reducing Jamaica's infant and maternal mortality rates. He noted ... travel around the world, we notice that the countries who do best in reducing infant and ...
World Health Organization Falsely Claims Legalizing Abortions Reduces Maternal Mortality
Life News - 5/21/2015 8:20:30 AM
this issue “remains an unfinished agenda and one of the world’s most critical challenges.” Unfortunately, however, WHO states in its report that “treaty monitoring bodies have … linked elevated rates of maternal mortality to … restrictive ...
Nigeria: Improved Midwifery Can Reduce Maternal Mortality - Toyin Saraki
AllAfrica - 5/27/2015 9:46:26 AM
Now, I am fighting for every mother and every child around the world through ... Nigeria to other countries. Yet, if we were to increase access to midwifery care in urban and rural areas by only 25%, we could reduce maternal mortality rates by 50%.
Death by the Numbers: Who, When, Where and How
Laboratory Equipment - 5/27/2015 1:46:50 AM
According to the World Health Organization ... The study also shows that countries with functional CRVS systems are reporting higher life expectancies as well as lower maternal and infant mortality rates. A retrospective cohort study cited by Medscape ...
The Express Tribune - 5/25/2015 8:25:54 PM
Yet in many parts of the developing world it continues ... an average of 272 maternal deaths for every 100,000 women occur across the country every year. In more alarming terms, one in every 170 women in Pakistan is at risk of maternal death.
Maternal deaths unacceptably high – Lungu
znbc.co.zm - 5/28/2015 5:41:52 AM
First Lady Esther Lungu has bemoaned the high maternal deaths being recorded in the country. And the First Lady has appealed ... and health survey showing a reduction in maternal mortality rate, the levels are still unacceptably high.
Government to form labour room guidelines to reduce Maternal Mortality Rates
Economic Times - 5/26/2015 10:23:25 AM
NEW DELHI: Government is forming guidelines for labour rooms in hospitals as part of its efforts to reduce the maternal mortality rate (MMR) and infant mortality rate (IMR) in the country. A recent review by Union Health Ministry officials have observed ...
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 ...
WE CANNOT LEGALISE ABORTION
Times of Swaziland - 5/28/2015 1:09:51 AM
pre-natal and post-natal healthcare in developing countries, the number of maternal deaths worldwide could be significantly reduced. In fact, in the past 30 years, maternal mortality has decreased by over one-third across the world. Few abortion laws have ...
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 ...
How Midwives Can Answer the World’s Maternal Health Woes
newsecuritybeat.org - 5/26/2015 10:30:34 AM
The world is about ... been shown to reduce maternal and newborn mortality, increase birthweight, and even have positive psycho-social outcomes like reducing anxiety and post-partum depression, said Kennedy. In less developed countries, just a 10 percent ...