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
Maternal Mortality affects development of a country
The Daily Star - 10/1/2014 5:34:49 PM
Maternal mortality rate in Bangladesh has declined by 66% over last few decades ... the observance of FP Service and Campaign weeks and World Population Day, promoting the use of long acting and permanent method for eligible couples and training on ...
$ 4 billion will be allocated to reduce maternal and child mortality
istreetresearch.com - 9/28/2014 1:34:59 PM
The World Bank announced the launch of a new global fund to finance activities to reduce maternal and child mortality in ... to 210 deaths per 100 thousand Newborns. However, mortality rates in poor countries are 14 times higher than in developed countries.
Maternal, infant mortality: Mobile Midwife, Dial-a-Doctor to the rescue
Vanguard - 9/29/2014 10:52:09 PM
As part of efforts to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates in Nigeria ... classifies Nigeria as one of the 10 countries contributing about 60 per cent of the world’s maternal mortality burden. Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel, Mr. Maurice Newa ...
Global child mortality rates drop but still miss target
VOXXI - 9/29/2014 7:46:02 PM
SEE ALSO: Concern about Latin American neonatal mortality rates “We’re building momentum in many countries in the poorest ... researcher Shyama Kuruvilla of the World Health Organization’s Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health ...
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% ...
Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 9/29/2014 10:34:51 AM
The United States has a higher infant mortality ... other country in the world, a baby born in the U.S. is less likely to see his first birthday than one born in Hungary, Poland or Slovakia. Or in Belarus. Or in Cuba, for that matter. The U.S. rate ...
Guyana Signs Agreement with China to Reduce Maternal Mortality
World Politics Review - 9/30/2014 6:33:16 PM
SAN JUAN – The government of Guyana signed a five-year agreement with China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission to reduce maternal mortality in the South American country, media reports said Monday. Guyanese Health Minister Bheri Ramsaran ...
Guyana among regional countries with highest maternal mortality rates
Stabroek News - 5/10/2014 8:58:24 AM
The report, ‘Trends in Maternal Mortality Esti-mates 1990 to 2013’, reveals changes in maternal mortality worldwide and by region and country. It was produced jointly by the World Health ... The maternal mortality rate is the annual number of female ...
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 ...
Congo's maternal mortality rate exacerbated by poverty and ignorance
theguardian.com - 5/11/2012 4:03:19 AM
Such outcomes are routine at Kinshasa general hospital, the main referral hospital in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC ... of the reason we have such a high rate of maternal mortality in our country," said Dr Blandine Aveledi ...
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 ...
U.S. one of few countries with rise in maternal deaths
USA Today - 5/2/2014 12:21:09 PM
The United States ... countries in the world where deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth rose between 2003 and 2013, a new report says. That puts it in the company of countries such as Afghanistan, Belize and El Salvador. While U.S. maternal mortality ...
Ghana Declines In Maternal Mortality Rate By 49%
Spy Ghana - 5/15/2014 11:58:35 AM
Ghana has recorded a decline in its Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR ... four African countries described as ‘on track’ to meeting MDG 5. The report, seventh in the series, said sub-Saharan Africa is still the most risky region in the world, in matters ...
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 ...
The U.S. Is The Only Developed Nation With A Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2014 8:11:56 AM
"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 ...