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
Maternal, child mortality have tremendously decreased – First Lady
citizentv.co.ke - 4/28/2016 5:54:24 PM
Also Read: You cannot disband IEBC forcefully – Uhuru to Raila “The rate of maternal and child mortality has decreased ... “We must celebrate the success we as a country, as a continent and as a world, have realized. Much has been achieved, and ...
How tax dodging helps cripple developing nations
The Final Call - 4/20/2016 8:31:13 AM
... East African nation also has one of the highest rates of maternal and under-five mortality rates in the world. According to the World Health Organization, Uganda is one of the top 10 countries that account for the majority of global maternal deaths.
Physicians with C-section skill can save mothers
health.economictimes.indiatimes.com - 4/28/2016 6:05:44 AM
Ahmedabad: To help villages battling high maternal mortality rate (MMR), physicians should be trained to ... surgical and obstetrical skills is relied upon by many developing countries to provide EmOC," the study says. "Prioritising these modules in ...
Global Maternal Mortality Rates Drop By Nearly Half Since 1990: U.N.
News Week - 11/12/2015 12:45:24 PM
Maternal mortality rates around ... Developed countries also saw a drop in maternal deaths, falling 48 percent. The U.S. has notoriously high rates of maternal and infant deaths in the developing world, with six infants dying per every 1,000 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 ...
Speech by World Bank Group Senior Vice President Mahmoud Mohieldin: Towards Transformative Economic Growth and Regional Integration in Africa
The World Bank - 4/19/2016 11:55:50 PM
... globally which reduced under-five mortality rates by at least two-thirds. But Africa’s performance on other aspects of the MDGs showed large challenges still remain: In 16 African countries, the World Bank estimated that a majority of the population ...
US Maternal Mortality Rates Have Gotten Worse, Are Now Twice Canadian Rate
International Business Times - 6/19/2012 11:55:27 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 ...
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 ...
Are people living longer, healthier lives'
Big News Network - 4/22/2016 12:22:05 AM
Rates in middle-income countries are also high. Sustainable Development Goal 3 targets a range of health impacts The Millennium Development Goals focused on improving health conditions in low- and middle-income countries, covering maternal mortality ...
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 ...
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 ...
World Maternal Mortality Rate Is Improving; The US's Isn't
Denver Channel ABC News - 11/12/2015 2:25:37 PM
(Video via United Nations) Only nine countries met the U.N.'s goal of reducing maternal mortality by 75 percent, and some, including the United States, had higher mortality rates in 2015 than they did in 1990. That's turned some heads. The U.S.'s maternal ...
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.