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
Mother, child deaths highest in low-income countries
The Vancouver Sun - 10/6/2015 10:16:00 AM
Every day, 800 women around the world die in pregnancy or during childbirth, and FIGO president Sabaratnam Arulkumaran said reducing maternal mortality requires ... In low income countries, the mortality rate from anesthesia can be as high as one in ...
High Syrian maternal and newborn death rates attributed to women’s fears of contracting Ebola while giving birth at health centres
News-Medical - 10/6/2015 5:36:50 AM
Peter Nderitu, Sierra Leone Country Director for VSO, says: “Before the Ebola epidemic, we had been working with Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health for 6 years to reduce maternal and new-born mortality ... and the World Health Organisation.
Nigeria Gets Commendation For Progress On Maternal Mortality, HIV Combat
Leadership - 10/4/2015 7:48:03 AM
It also stated that Nigeria had by August 2015, gone for a year without recording a new polio case, largely due to huge efforts to combat the virus through relentless immunisation programmes and that the country also met maternal mortality targets in Goal ...
World won't achieve its development goals without India coming through: Bill Gates
Economic Times - 9/30/2015 10:01:39 AM
The maternal mortality rate is down 62 percent. All eyes have been on global leaders as they finalize a new global development agenda - the Sustainable Development Goals. Building on the progress the world has ... domestic in-country resources, traditional ...
Few pregnancy deaths but maternal health challenges remain: report
brandonsun.com - 10/6/2015 2:59:21 AM
Challenges range from high mortality rates due to cervical cancer in low-resource countries and unsafe abortions, to the millions of mothers in South Saharan Africa living with HIV infections, according to the report. "Our world has an unfinished agenda in ...
Midwifery Curriculum Review Meeting ends in Freetown
Sierra Express Media - 10/5/2015 3:39:19 PM
Making his remarks, the Director of Reproductive and Child Health, Dr. Santigie Sesay told his audience that as a country we are renowned of having the worst maternal mortality rates in the world currently accounting of 1,165 deaths in 100,000 live births.
Kenya's economic growth could be highest in sub Sahara Africa - World Bank
Daily Nation - 10/6/2015 11:20:26 AM
A new World Bank report ... particularly in health (maternal mortality, under-5 mortality) and primary school enrolment, where the gender gap shrank. However it warned that African countries “continue to face a stubbornly high birth rate, which has ...
Africa’s economic growth will slow to 3.7% in 2015 — World Bank
Vanguard - 10/5/2015 11:10:17 PM
According to World Bank estimates poverty in Africa declined from 56 percent in 1990 to 43 percent in 2012. Maternal ... mortality) and primary school enrollment, where the gender gap shrank. Yet African countries continue to face a stubbornly high birth ...
Want to Boost Global Growth by Trillions? Improve Gender Equality, McKinsey Report Says
The Wall Street Journal - 9/23/2015 11:53:09 PM
The report looked at gender quality indicators—from women’s labor-force participation rates to maternal mortality to financial inclusion—in 95 countries, which account for about 90% of the world’s GDP and its population of women. Even just ...
Africa Faces the Challenge of Sustaining Growth amid Weak Global Conditions
The World Bank - 10/5/2015 9:58:42 PM
These latest figures are outlined in the World Bank ... in health (maternal mortality, under-5 mortality) and primary school enrollment, where the gender gap shrank. Yet African countries continue to face a stubbornly high birth rate, which has limited ...
Aisha Buhari Bemoans High Rate Of Maternal, Child Death
government.leadership.ng - 9/30/2015 4:39:32 AM
Wife of the president and first lady, Hajia Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday bemoaned the alarming high rate of maternal and ... s ability to address under-five and maternal mortality would affect global progress as the country contributes 14% of all maternal ...
Abortion and Maternal Health: The Global Health Crisis No One Is Talking About
The Huffington Post - 9/30/2015 8:28:35 AM
Unsafe abortion is a maternal health crisis in countries where abortion ... We know that some of the lowest abortion rates in the world are in countries where safe abortion is legal and available, along with quality family planning services that enable ...
Good intentions alone will not rid the world of the poverty afflicting millions
Irish Independent - 10/3/2015 2:27:07 AM
At the dawn of this millennium, 189 countries signed up to a ... the proportion of people across the world who live in extreme poverty have been met, others, like cutting child and maternal mortality rates, still have a long way to go.
India has not been able to achieve MDGs in totality; Guv Murmu
Webindia 123 - 10/3/2015 4:03:10 PM
Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu today said though the country has not been able to attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in totality, significant advancement has been made in almost all the indices, be it Maternal Mortality Rate, ensuring ...
Ethiopia: Action to Sustainable and Equitable World
AllAfrica - 9/28/2015 10:54:08 AM
Today, world leaders have ... The global under-five mortality rate has also declined by more than half, dropping from 90 to 43 deaths per 1,000 live births between 1990 and 2015. Similarly, since 1990, the maternal mortality ratio has declined by 45 ...