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
Women Are Dying From Unsafe Abortions While American NGOs Do Nothing
Slate - 4/22/2014 3:17:39 PM
The importance of safe abortion access in preventing unnecessary injuries and deaths isn’t particularly controversial in the reality-based world, as Filipovic explains: Unsafe abortion is the third leading cause of maternal ... The rate of death from ...
UNSAFE ABORTIONS WORRY STATE
UK Zambians - 4/23/2014 7:24:01 AM
GOVERNMENT says it is disheartening to learn that maternal ... country had high abortion related mortality and morbidity rates yet the Zambia Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1992 had been described as one of the most liberal abortion laws in the world.
Legal Marriage Age Contributes To Mortality
Brunei Direct - 4/19/2014 1:45:10 AM
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) World Factbook also showed that Indonesia had the 52nd-highest maternal mortality rate out of 184 countries. Indonesia might have improved its position on the list because the CIA World Factbook used data from 2010 ...
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.
Complacency on Child Birth Mortality Rates Might Be Ending
Houston Forward Times - 4/21/2014 7:22:13 PM
... The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among developed nations. While across the globe the rates are dropping, by 2010 rates in the U.S. rose to 21 deaths per 100,000 births, according to the World Health Organization, twice the ...
Maternal and Newborn Health
UNICEF - 4/21/2014 2:14:25 PM
Sierra Leone holds the highest maternal mortality ratio in the world, at 2,100 ... death West and Central Africa has one of the highest rates of neonatal death in 2004: 44 per 100,000. 6 countries of the top ten countries with highest neonatal mortality ...
Kerala Registers Lowest Maternal Mortality Rate in Country
The New Indian Express - 1/6/2014 3:04:22 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 ...
WHO: Global Maternal Mortality Declines by More Than One-Third
Voice of America - 9/13/2010 11:54:27 PM
Hay said the World Bank is prepared to make a significant monetary contribution toward achieving the Millennium goals in 35 of the poorest nations with the highest rates of maternal mortality. "These are mostly going to be countries in sub-Saharan Africa ...
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 ...
Nigeria: Reducing The Country's High Maternal Mortality Rate
AllAfrica - 3/10/2010 11:54:19 PM
Today, Nigeria posts the second largest mortality rate in the world, with about 144 girls and ... global efforts have been focused on reducing high maternal mortality rates especially in developing countries, it has succeeded by reducing it to 50 percent ...
Eliminating maternal mortality in developing countries could extend women's life expectancy in reproductive ages
Science Daily - 2/24/2014 11:56:14 PM
Maternal death rates represent the single largest health discrepancy between developed and developing populations, with nearly all -- over 99% -- maternal deaths worldwide occurring in developing countries and over half of them in sub-Saharan Africa countries.
Infographic: Maternal Death Rate Per Country
SmartPlanet - 8/16/2011 11:41:20 PM
forum leaders are constantly searching for a way to educate the world about maternal mortality. According to reporting by Jen Quraishi at Mother Jones, this infograph was created by Hannah Schreiner for the Maternal Health Task Force.
WHA Told Maternal Mortality Not Improved by Legalizing Abortion
Life News - 5/18/2011 11:55:01 PM
A new analysis of research from the World Health Organization ... compares the impact of improved medical care and legalized abortion on maternal mortality rates in several countries. Maternal deaths declined sharply in the United States, England ...
Maternal deaths worldwide drop by third
WHO - 9/14/2010 11:53:16 PM
"The global reduction in maternal death rates is encouraging news," says Dr Margaret ... donors and other partners have increasingly coordinated their assistance to countries. WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and the World Bank are focusing on the countries with the ...
HEALTH: Maternal Mortality Shames Superpower U.S.
ipsnews.net - 10/12/2007 11:52:51 PM
The U.S. ranks 41st in a new analysis of maternal mortality rates in 171 countries released by ... According to experts, in many European countries and Japan in the industrialised world, women are guaranteed good-quality health and family planning services ...