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
Tanzania: Improvement in Maternal, Child Health As Mortality Rate Drops
AllAfrica - 7/22/2016 1:07:29 PM
In Tanzania one doctor attends 50,000 contrary to the World Health Organisation (WHO ... In the latest WHO -maternal mortality rate (MMR) Tanzania ranked 23rd among 183 countries with 460 deaths per 100,000 live births together with Malawi and Afghanistan.
New report examines the global maternal health market trends, demand 2027
Whatech - 7/25/2016 8:53:23 AM
Global Maternal Health Market Outlook Research Report -Forecast to 2027 World Trade Organization (WHO) is supporting those countries who are delivering ... According to UNICEF, India’s maternal mortality rate reduced from 212 deaths per 100,000 live ...
Maternal and Neonatal mortality rate high in India : Study
Webindia 123 - 7/22/2016 3:59:16 PM
With 167 maternal deaths per 1,00,000 live births and 28 newborn deaths per 1,000 live births, India has one of the highest rates of maternal and neonatal mortality in the world. One in five ... facilites across the country have poor water, sanitation ...
Liberia After Ebola - Turning Midwives Into Surgeons
Modern Ghana - 7/26/2016 10:18:06 AM
“Liberia has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world,” she says ... “In the last government report, Liberia had only 117 practicing doctors [in a country of 4.5m people],” says Dr Mofokeng. “This depleted healthcare system ...
Global Maternal Health Market Size, Future Outlook 2027
News Maker - 7/25/2016 10:47:55 AM
The world will not achieve ... 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 in 2007 ...
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 ...
The U.N.'s Rundown Of Some Of The World's Biggest Problems
North Country Public Radio - 7/23/2016 10:21:39 AM
What are the biggest social and economic problems the world faces today ... the global maternal mortality ratio declined by 44 percent to an estimated 216 deaths per 100,000 live births — and the mortality rate of children under age 5 fell by more ...
World's fastest-growing economy lags most South Asian neighbours
Rediff India Abroad - 7/14/2016 7:07:43 PM
The world ... maternal mortality ratio of 190 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2013 was high compared to 23 in Iran, 29 in Sri Lanka, 31 in Maldives, 120 in Bhutan and 170 in Bangladesh and Pakistan. Source: Human Development Report 2015 Infant mortality ...
Low maternal mortality probability rate in Belarus pointed out
eng.belta.by - 7/12/2016 12:00:36 PM
“We've received a published report from our representative office in Geneva: we are ahead of virtually all the countries of the world,” said Yelena Bogdan. About ten years ago the maternal mortality probability rate of 3‰ seemed hard to reach in Belaru
The life-saving work of one Liberian midwife
Al JAZEERA - 7/26/2016 8:59:21 AM
It was around 990 deaths per 100,000 births in the period between 2012 to 2014, according to the World Health Organisation ... with the aim of dramatically reducing maternal mortality rates across the country in the next five years. As of May 2016 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...