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
Evidence of Abundance #2: Maternal and Infant Mortality
Singularity Hub Blog - 7/31/2014 2:52:07 PM
This graph shows the death rate per 1,000 live births in the world, starting in 1900 through today. In 1900, the average infant death rate was 18%… and in some parts of the world, this death rate is as much as one-third. Imagine having one out of three ...
Maternal Mortality Rate dips by 124 points in last 10 years: Govt [DNA : Daily News & Analysis (India)]
TMCnet.com - 7/31/2014 12:14:38 PM
(DNA : Daily News & Analysis (India) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) "With rigorous efforts being put in by the state and the Central governments, the worrisome mother mortality rate (MMR ... initiative to address one of world's oldest and most preventable ...
The cost of maternal death in Kenya
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 7/28/2014 10:33:48 PM
This includes the goal of reducing the maternal mortality rate from the current 360 deaths per 100,000 ... significantly since the introduction of free maternal healthcare, our country may still not achieve the MDG target of universal access to ...
Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2013
WHO - 7/21/2014 2:42:30 PM
Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 Target 5A calls for the reduction of maternal ... mortality data – particularly in developing-country settings where maternal mortality is high. As part on going efforts, the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank and ...
Top Five Countries with Highest Rates of Maternal Mortality
International Business Times - 5/6/2014 12:02:06 PM
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% ...
Maternal Mortality rates worsening in conflict communities
Ghana News Agency - 7/23/2014 3:30:14 PM
According to the World Health Organization, childbirth-related deaths in Ghana between the beginning of 2011 and the end of 2012 was 2,700. It also reported that the Northern Region of Ghana recorded the highest maternal mortality rates within the same period.
Initiative to reduce maternal, infant mortality
The Hindu - 7/30/2014 12:05:41 AM
Concerned over the high maternal ... mortality rate is 55 per 1,000 live births. Last year, 4,500 young women lost their lives due to pregnancy-related issues. MSD for Mothers is a 10-year, 500 million USD global initiative launched in 2011 to help create ...
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 ...
Northern Territory mortality rate for children under five highest in Australia
theguardian.com - 7/31/2014 1:16:04 AM
Report says Australia has infant mortality rates three times higher than the best-performing countries. Photograph ... the report helped identify areas where improvements in child and maternal health should be targeted and areas that demonstrated what ...
24 countries vow to cut maternal mortality rates
The Jakarta Post - 10/28/2010 11:58:21 PM
Its member countries include some of the world’s most populous nations, such as China, India and Indonesia, and several African countries struggling with poverty. Maternal mortality rates remain high in some PPD countries, especially in Africa.
U.S. Is the Only Developed Country With Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
Cosmopolitan Magazine - 6/3/2014 11:53:21 PM
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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 ...
The U.S. Is One Of The Only Countries In The World Where Maternal Deaths Are Rising
Think Progress - 5/5/2014 11:59:07 PM
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 - 5/20/2014 1:58:31 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 ...