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
Robust blood bank system’ll reduce maternal mortality
Vanguard - 5/20/2015 6:37:18 PM
Unfortunately, one of the major identified causes of maternal death in the country today, haemorrhage ... deaths and has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the developing world – accounting for the second highest global burden of maternal ...
Every Newborn Action Plan Progress Report, Strategies toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality launch at 68th World Health Assembly
UNICEF - 5/20/2015 1:26:30 AM
An additional three countries – Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo ... has been made in improving the lives of women and children around the world, maternal mortality rates have not declined to the levels set by the MDGs. Newborn mortality rates have ...
Indonesia and World Bank Group to join forces to reduce child stunting and maternal mortality
Benzinga - 5/22/2015 10:21:00 AM
On the country's high rates of maternal mortality, Kim said: "Indonesia has been able to ... "We have reorganized the World Bank Group and are now faster and better at sharing global knowledge that can fix problems and improve people's lives."
Somalia Listed as Worst Country for Maternal Health
Voice of America - 5/20/2015 10:19:12 PM
In its latest report, "State of World Mothers," the aid group Save The Children has ranked Somalia at the bottom among the countries surveyed. According to the United Nations Children's Agency UNICEF, maternal mortality rates for Somalia are among the ...
World Health Organization Falsely Claims Legalizing Abortions Reduces Maternal Mortality
Life News - 5/21/2015 8:20:30 AM
this issue “remains an unfinished agenda and one of the world’s most critical challenges.” Unfortunately, however, WHO states in its report that “treaty monitoring bodies have … linked elevated rates of maternal mortality to … restrictive ...
Child mortality report questioned
New Zealand Herald - 5/22/2015 1:09:49 AM
The report states New Zealand's lifetime risk of maternal ... countries. The rankings are based on five health and social measures. New Zealand's rankings on each of these are: 23 for risk of death during pregnancy or childbirth; 25 for the death rate ...
Infant Mortality Rate Down But More Work Needed, Says Health Department
Memphis Flyer - 5/22/2015 10:21:00 AM
In 2005, when a series of Commercial Appeal articles was published, the infant mortality ... national rate of 6.17 per 1,000 live births, according to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency's 2014 World Fact Book data. Dr. Michelle Taylor, a maternal and ...
Almost 50% decline in under-five mortality since 1990: WHO
Economic Times - 5/18/2015 8:59:51 AM
Between 1990 and 2013, under-five mortality declined by 49%, falling from an estimated rate of 90 deaths per 1,000 live births ... will be attended by delegations from 194 WHO member countries, who will review activities of WHO through the year and set ...
Top Five Countries with Highest Rates of Maternal Mortality
International Business Times - 5/6/2014 11:47:47 AM
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 ...
Jamaica fails infant, maternal MDG targets
Jamaica Observer - 5/21/2015 7:16:04 AM
The ESSJ said that while the country ... in infant mortality (under five years of age), or the 75 percent reduction in maternal mortality by 2015. The United Nations reported that child mortality has halved since 1990 around the world, with six million ...
Guyana among regional countries with highest maternal mortality rates
Stabroek News - 5/10/2014 8:58:24 AM
It was produced jointly by the World Health Organ-isation (WHO), UNICEF ... where maternal mortality is high. It said the five countries of the Americas with the lowest maternal mortality rate (MMR) are: Canada (11 per 100,000), Uruguay (14), Chile ...
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 One Of The Only Countries In The World Where Maternal Deaths Are Rising
Think Progress - 5/6/2014 10:14:43 AM
Back in 1990, the United States’ maternal mortality rate was 12.4 women per 100,000 ... The U.S. has the highest rate of first-day infant mortality of any country in the developed world. And the rate of death for children under the age of five is 7.1 ...
New Zealand's maternity statistics should be better, says expert
Medical Xpress - 5/20/2015 1:43:48 PM
New Zealand should be one of the safest places in the world to give birth with maternity statistics that are as good as or better than most other countries, says Professor Stacie Geller, an international maternal morbidity and mortality expert. Dr Geller's ...
Maternal mortality rate in DR above the region's countries
Domican Today - 10/5/2014 3:57:01 PM
With an official record of 106 deaths per 100,000 live births, maternal mortality in the Dominican Republic ... the country could meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Menendez pointed out that five years ago the mortality rate was 140 ...