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
Hurdles To Reducing Maternal Mortality In Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons From Within
ModernGhana - 5/15/2013 8:30:12 PM
Another contributing factor to high rates of MMR is conflicts and political instability. All eight countries with the highest MMRs in 2008 were in conflict or were post conflict. Preliminary estimates undertaken by UNICEF in 2011 about maternal mortality ...
NCW chief calls for efforts to reduce maternal mortality
Firstpost - 5/14/2013 8:31:23 PM
The programme will try to reach nearly five lakh pregnant women in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Jharkhand, the states which see the highest rates of maternal mortality in the country. “The partnership will connect women in remote areas to doctors and ...
Higher child marriage rates associated with higher maternal and infant mortality
Medical Xpress - 5/13/2013 8:54:02 PM
Countries with higher rates of child bride marriages have higher rates of maternal and infant mortality. Credit: UC San Diego School of Medicine Countries in which girls are commonly married before the age of 18 have significantly higher rates ...
Fighting Maternal Mortality in Somaliland
The Huffington Post - 5/16/2013 4:47:06 PM
Being a part of Half the Sky Movement has been an incredible, eye-opening experience that has taught me a lot about myself and has also empowered me to be a better woman. I think of all the strong-willed and influential women I've met in the past year and ...
MSD for Mothers launches initiative in India to reduce maternal mortality rate
pharmabiz.com - 5/14/2013 11:27:21 AM
and Jharkhand – areas with some of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the country. Talking about the benefits of the launch to India, K G Ananthakrishnan, managing director, MSD India said, “We are proud to have partnered with such prestigious ...
New Campaign from BRAC USA to Save Mothers' Lives in High-Risk Countries
PRWeb - 5/9/2013 6:57:06 PM
... proven maternal health model from Bangladesh to select countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, which according to the CIA factbook include 19 of the 20 highest nationwide maternal mortality rates in the world. The region contains all of the top 20 if you ...
Higher child marriage rates linked to high infant mortality
Times of India - 5/14/2013 2:11:59 PM
Countries in which girls are commonly married before the age of 18 have significantly higher rates of maternal and infant mortality, a new study by an Indian origin researcher and her team has found. The study, by Anita Raj, PhD, a professor in ...
WHO statistics show narrowing health gap between countries with best and worst health status
HealthCanal - 5/15/2013 2:25:07 PM
Some countries that were among those with the world’s highest child mortality rates in 1990 – including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Madagascar, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal and Timor-Leste – have improved child survival to such ...
Child marriage increases risk for maternal and infant mortality, study reveals
News-Medical - 5/14/2013 4:53:39 AM
Countries in which girls are commonly married before the age of 18 have significantly higher rates of maternal and infant mortality, report researchers in the current online issue of the journal Violence Against Women. The study, by Anita Raj, PhD ...
Nigeria accounts for 10% global maternal mortality rates- report
worldstagegroup.com - 5/15/2013 5:24:05 PM
Abuja (WorldStage Newsonline)-- A review of the progress of the Department for International Development (DFID) in Nigeria has revealed that the country accounted for 10 per cent of the World's maternal mortality rate. United Kingdom's International ...
US maternal mortality on the rise
Channel NewsAsia - 5/12/2013 7:04:52 AM
Medical experts disagree as to why maternal deaths are rising in the wealthiest country in the world ... health professionals have warned over the rising maternal death rate in the US. There has been no coordinated effort to tackle the problem yet.
Carhart tells monstrous lies about the maternal death rate and risks of abortion
liveactionnews.org - 5/9/2013 4:59:35 AM
(Incidentally, the WHO defines maternal mortality rates to include deaths from abortion.) In fact, Carhart’s self-made numbers, if true, would put the U.S. below Afghanistan – the worst-ranked country in the world in 2008 – for maternal mortality.
Best, worst countries to be a mother revealed in Save the Children index
New York Daily News - 5/9/2013 7:32:53 PM
Countries and Europe, plus Australia, made up the top ten ... with an estimated 11,300 newborns dying the same day they are born. Save the Children said this surprising phenomenon stems from too many preterm births and the frequency of preteen and teen ...
Programme launched to reduce maternal mortality rate in India
health.india.com - 5/14/2013 1:14:44 PM
Three NGOs – Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust, Pathfinder International with World Health Partners, and the White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) for Safe Motherhood – will be associated with the programme. ‘India ranks 142 among 176 countries ...
One Goal: Decreasing Newborn and Maternal Mortality
The Huffington Post - 5/13/2013 4:22:02 PM
decreasing the newborn and maternal mortality rate in Somaliland and the Horn of Africa. A lot of experiences have directed Edna's path -- she is the daughter of a physician, a UK-trained midwife, the first woman in her country to drive, a former first ...