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
Activist Decries High Rate Of Maternal Deaths In Nigeria
Leadership - 11/25/2014 12:40:31 PM
Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, the President of Women Arise Initiative, a non-governmental organisation, on Tuesday identified ignorance, poverty and diseases as the greatest factors responsible for the high rate of maternal deaths in the country. Okei ...
Top Five Countries with Highest Rates of Maternal Mortality
International Business Times - 5/6/2014 11:47:47 AM
As the World health Organisation (WHO) releases its latest report on maternal mortality ... live births.The rate has notably diminished from 1990, when it was of 560. According to the WHO report, India along with nine other countries accounts for 60% ...
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 ...
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 ...
In developing world, child-mortality rates among poorest families plummet
Science Codex - 11/17/2014 12:28:32 PM
This convergence was mostly driven by the fact that child-mortality rates declined the fastest among the poorest families. In the countries where the gap increased ... health improvements in the developing world," said Davidson Gwatkin, a senior fellow ...
Maternal Death Rates in US Are on Par With Developing Countries
Guardian LV - 5/4/2014 11:53:08 PM
Around the world, 293,000 women died due to pregnancy and delivery complications in 2013, down from the high number of 376,000 back in 1990, putting the U.S. on par with developing countries around the globe in relation to its maternal death rates.
Kaduna: Fighting the scourge of maternal deaths from VVF
NATIONAL MIRROR - 11/24/2014 10:28:41 PM
Incidentally, there is a high prevalence of VVF in the North of the country,even as the maternal mortality rate has continued to send many women ... repair and rehabilitation of VVF patients in the world. He praised the state government and other ...
Study Says Meeting Contraception Needs Could Cut Maternal Deaths by a Third
New York Times - 7/8/2012 11:54:23 PM
A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University shows that fulfilling unmet contraception demand by women in developing countries could reduce global maternal mortality by nearly a third, a potentially great improvement for one of the world’s most ...
Asia/Pacific countries need to improve affordable access to healthcare, says OECD
National Journal - 11/27/2014 1:25:16 AM
Between 1990 and 2013, the average maternal mortality rate across Asian countries has been cut by 48% ... In 2012, over 6.3% of the 8.6 million people in the world suffering from tuberculosis lived in the region. The share of the population aged over ...
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 9:55:08 PM
"In the global context, yes -- the United States has a low maternal mortality rate," Kassebaum ... times that of Iceland, the world's leader." Globally, there has been a decrease in maternal mortality rates. But eight countries are bucking that trend ...
Nigeria: Reducing The Country's High Maternal Mortality Rate
AllAfrica - 3/10/2010 11:54:19 PM
The statistical data on the ever-increasing maternal mortality ... rate of deaths of pregnant women in the country. That year the figure stood at between 1,100 and 1,500 deaths according to the UN. On its part UNICEF in it's the State Of The World Children ...
Kerala Registers Lowest Maternal Mortality Rate in Country
The New Indian Express - 1/6/2014 9:30:55 AM
Kerala has once again gained the position of being the state with the lowest maternal mortality rate in the country. The maternal mortality rate stands at 66 per one lakh live births according to the 2010-12 Sample Registration Survey report published by ...
Maternal Mortality Rates Rising in California
ABC News - 3/3/2010 11:55:28 PM
And in the U.S., many experts believe it is on the rise. According to the World Health Organization, the U.S. ranks behind more than 40 other countries when it comes to maternal death rates, with 11 deaths per 100,000 pregnancies when measured in 2005.
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 ...