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
In Russia Maternal Mortality Falls by Over Half
Med India - 6/14/2013 4:48:30 PM
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that maternal mortality rate ... 800 women across the world die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, with 99 per cent of the deaths occurring in developing countries.
Child Marriage Rates Associated With Maternal Mortality
India-West - 6/19/2013 7:48:41 PM
... marriage is defined as the marriage of girls age 17 and younger. Although the practice has generally declined in recent years, it remains relatively common in regions like South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, where up to 70 percent of females in some ...
PM for reducing maternal and infant mortality
dhakatribune.com - 6/19/2013 7:17:04 AM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday emphasised bringing down the maternal and infant ... in reducing the child mortality rate and providing healthcare services using information technology. The country was also given ‘Global Alliance ...
Maternal mortality rate in ‘abortion-averse’ Ireland half that of Britain: study
Lifesite - 6/19/2013 5:39:50 PM
The authors calculated total abortion rates (TARs) for 2011 of 0.13 for the Irish Republic, and 0.09 for Northern Ireland, where abortion remains illegal, compared with 0.52 for England and Wales, 0.36 for Scotland, and 0.6 for Sweden. They also noted the ...
Maternal mortality falls by over half in Russia
IN.com - 6/11/2013 1:57:16 AM
Moscow, June 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Maternal mortality rate ... 800 women across the world die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, with 99 per cent of the deaths occurring in developing countries.--IANS/RIA Novostisd
Remarkable progress in reducing child mortality and improving maternal health
Science Codex - 5/31/2013 2:27:37 PM
Rapid expansion of programs to prevent HIV transmission to babies and vaccinate children show how results can be achieved in relatively little time Some of the world's poorest countries have managed to cut maternal and young child mortality rates by half ...
Maternal and child health: Achieving MDGs a distant dream for Pakistan
tribune.com.pk - 6/9/2013 7:10:26 PM
ISLAMABAD: Despite a significant decrease in the maternal and under-five mortality rate in the country from 1990 to 2011, achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015 seems like a distant dream. This was revealed in an annual report ...
To Reduce Maternal Mortality Doctors Favor Low-cost Devices
Med India - 6/14/2013 7:47:27 PM
Low-cost devices favored by specialist doctors to reduce maternal mortality and ensure better healthcare for women in India. "By using low-cost devices, quality healthcare can be provided to reduce the maternal mortality ratio in our country ...
Doctors for low-cost devices to reduce maternal mortality
Yahoo! News - 6/11/2013 12:20:03 PM
"By using low-cost devices, quality healthcare can be provided to reduce the maternal mortality ratio in our country, where divergent people ... Harshad Sanghvi told about 500 delegates at the World Congress on Obstetrics and Gynaecologists.
Can countries that prohibit abortion provide quality maternal health care? (VIDEO)
liveactionnews.org - 6/7/2013 5:25:26 PM
Would you expect a country that prohibits all abortion to have a higher or lower rate of maternal mortality? Can countries which prohibit abortion achieve a standard of maternal health care comparable with those that permit abortion? The answer revealed in ...
Because Knowledge is Power: Improve Maternal Health
guatemala-times.com - 6/19/2013 7:27:13 PM
MDG Goal #5 Improving maternal health – by cutting maternal mortality by three-quarters by 2015 and guaranteeing universal access to reproductive health – is often called the heart of the MDGs, because if it fails, the other MDGs will too. Investment ...
Uganda's Maternal Death Reduces - WHO Report
AllAfrica - 6/3/2013 2:45:32 PM
Uganda's maternal deaths have been reducing at an annual rate of 5.1% in the past 10 years, a just released World Health Organisation ... It is eighth among the African countries that are making progress in reducing maternal mortality with Rwanda leading ...
Low-cost devices to reduce maternal mortality
India Times - 6/11/2013 9:35:24 AM
Specialist doctors favour low-cost devices to reduce maternal mortality and ensure better healthcare for women in India. "By using low-cost devices, quality healthcare can be provided to reduce the maternal mortality ratio in our country ...
Health gap between countries narrowing - WHO statistics
ghananewsagency.org - 6/16/2013 1:32:51 PM
As the MDGs approach the 2015 deadline, this year’s World Health Statistics shows that considerable progress has been made in reducing child and maternal deaths ... absolute gap in child mortality between the top and bottom countries was reduced from ...
Africa: UNFPA Calls for More Investment to Prevent Maternal Mortality
AllAfrica - 6/3/2013 3:35:39 PM
UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin today called on the international community to “increase investment in maternal and ... the industrialized world, where it is 1 in 4,700. Although the global under-five mortality rate has fallen by ...