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
The 10 healthiest countries in the world
Market Watch - 4/23/2015 5:54:45 AM
Iceland is the sixth healthiest country world-wide partly because it had the highest ... overall death rate of 1.4 deaths per 1,000 people and relatively low maternal mortality rate. The small Middle Eastern country, which is about the size of Connecticut ...
Nigeria: World Malaria Day - Nigeria Ranks Highest in Death Rate - U.S.
AllAfrica - 4/27/2015 10:36:20 AM
As the world marked World Malaria Day, the United States (US), yesterday, said an estimated 100 million malaria cases and about 300,000 deaths each year make Nigeria the country with the ... attributed the high rate of death by malaria to the widespread ...
Neonatal mortality: are we doing enough?
Dawn - 4/27/2015 9:17:36 AM
Though efforts have been made in this area, there remains an on-going need for skill enhancement and training midwives, nurses and paediatricians so they can provide quality care, which will ultimately reduce neonatal and maternal mortality rates.
Poor Countries Like Nepal Are Falling Behind in Preventing Disasters
Slate - 4/26/2015 7:48:42 PM
As a whole, the world is getting ... but poorer countries like Nepal are getting left behind. The nonprofit GeoHazards International says that over the past few decades, rich countries have reduced mortality from earthquakes at a rate 10 times faster ...
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 ...
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 ...
World Bank approves US$500m for Nigeria to improve maternal, child health
Businessday - 4/27/2015 8:27:29 AM
International Development Association (IDA) credit for Nigeria to significantly improve maternal, child ... The IDA loans of the World Bank are offered to the world’s poorest countries and come in the form of “credits”, which are essentially ...
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 Bank approves $500m for Nigeria’s maternal health
Punch - 4/26/2015 10:54:49 PM
The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive ... than 900,000 women and children who die every year in the country from largely preventable causes. Nigeria accounts for 14 per cent of all annual maternal deaths worldwide, second only to India at 17 per ...
Improving access to OB-GYNs will reduce maternal mortality rates in U.S.: Letter to the Editor
Cleveland - 4/23/2015 10:48:14 AM
Shockingly, in America, maternal mortality is on the rise; the U.S. is one of eight countries where maternal death rates worsened between 2003 and 2013. We believe improved access to ob-gyns in under-served communities will help us change this alarming trend.
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 births ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Maternal Death Rates in US Are on Par With Developing Countries
Guardian LV - 5/4/2014 11:53:08 PM
In a recent study, researchers are estimating that maternal death rates in ... diseases as major factors in the death rate among mothers, but lists anesthesia as having the lowest impact. Around the world, 293,000 women died due to pregnancy and delivery ...
U.S. Is the Only Developed Country With Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
Cosmopolitan Magazine - 6/3/2014 11:53:21 PM
We're ranked 60th in the world, below every other developed nation, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The country's maternal mortality rate has gone up by 6.1 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births since 1990 — rising from 12 ...