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
Poorest Countries Have Progressed but Fragile Countries Lag Behind
Inter Press Service - 5/26/2016 3:19:30 PM
Maternal mortality rates also declined by 52 percent over the last two ... have also increased vulnerability to poverty and weakened food security in the country. The World Food Programme has classified the East African nation as a level 3 emergency ...
‘Maternal mortality rate still high’
Dawn - 5/15/2016 7:25:47 AM
ISLAMABAD: In a written reply, the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) told the Senate that the maternal mortality rate in the country is 276 per 100,000 live births which it said was very high. The ministry claimed that a number of steps are being ...
Abortion Rates in Developed Countries Hit Record Lows
MedPage Today - 5/13/2016 9:25:40 PM
Abortion rates are down globally, but the declines have been mainly driven by decreases in abortion in the developed world. Note that was no significant ... He said that this issue relates both to maternal mortality -- where abortion is a leading cause.
Ghana set to achieve zero maternal mortality target for 2057
China - 5/26/2016 8:20:09 PM
Ghana will seek to achieve a zero maternal mortality ratio by 2057 ... to foster the development of renewed policies for addressing poverty in our countries and around the world," he explained. Endit
Maternal Health and Market Outlook Research Report- Global Forecast to 2027
Yahoo Finance - 5/20/2016 9:46:00 PM
The world will not achieve ambitious ... India among other countries such as China, Japan and others shows good opportunity for Maternal Health Market. According to UNICEF, India's maternal mortality rate reduced from 212 deaths per 100,000 live births ...
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 ... 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 ...
Tanzania: New Service Delivery Data Show Some Progress
The World Bank - 5/27/2016 7:11:33 AM
However, the new data also highlight weaknesses that are contributing to low levels of learning in primary schools and tragic mortality levels among mothers and newborns. Tanzania’s maternal ... its fund for the world’s poorest countries.
US Maternal Mortality Rates Have Gotten Worse, Are Now Twice Canadian Rate
International Business Times - 11/12/2015 4:27:18 PM
The maternal mortality ... the World Health Organization. Although WHO officials said the results show “huge progress,” just nine countries hit targets set by the U.N. and more intervention is needed in developing countries to bring down the rates ...
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 ...
Maternal Mortality Rates Dropping Worldwide
News Max - 12/3/2015 2:57:59 PM
Maternal mortality rates have dropped substantially over the ... progress than the ambitious target of a 75 percent reduction that world leaders set for this time period. In developing countries, most women who die during pregnancy, childbirth or the ...
US maternal mortality rate is twice that of Canada, says UN
FOX News - 11/12/2015 12:38:15 PM
The United States was also one of only 13 countries to have worse rates of maternal mortality in 2015 than in 1990 - a group that also includes North Korea, Zimbabwe and Venezuela. The survey, led by the World Health Organization, aims to track progress ...
Our maternal mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 11/18/2015 5:38:56 PM
The United States ranks near the bottom of the world ... countries, where health-care access is universal. So in the United States, the mothers who need care the most may be getting the least of it, which naturally leads to higher maternal mortality rates.
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 ...
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 ...