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
The U.S. ranks 50th in maternal mortality globally
Digital Journal - 3/9/2014 11:33:39 PM
In 2012, 23 percent of African-American women lacked insurance ... Black women were four times as likely as white to die in childbirth. Even white American women who are more likely to have insurance and positive birth results have worse expectations ...
Maternal and child mortality rate remains high in Balochistan
Dawn - 3/5/2014 3:10:09 PM
QUETTA: Maternal and child mortality rate remained high in Balochistan as compared to other provinces of the country. This was revealed by ... said Provincial Health Minister Rehmat Baloch. World Food Program in collaboration with provincial ...
Maternal mortality in Northern Region declines - NGO
Ghana News Agency - 3/8/2014 1:26:23 PM
Maternal mortality is a global challenge as statistics from the United Nations indicates that each year, more than 350,000 women in the developing world aged 15-49 die of ... Health Service report shows that the country recorded 1,022 maternal deaths ...
Why are American women dying in childbirth?
Al JAZEERA - 3/8/2014 4:18:11 PM
So why are American mothers still dying of pregnancy related deaths? The answer is complex and belies simple solutions. "There is sadly no magic bullet that explains what is behind the high levels of maternal mortality in the United States ...
Child survival: ‘Pakistan’s infant mortality rate highest in the world’
The Express Tribune - 3/10/2014 4:34:18 AM
LAHORE: More than 200,000 children in Pakistan die on the first day of their lives, the highest in the world, speakers at the Neonatology Conference on Sunday said. The conference was organised by the Pakistan Paediatric Association’s neonatology group.
Nigeria: Maternal Mortality Ratio and Post 2015 Agenda
AllAfrica - 3/4/2014 9:06:16 AM
A strategic framework to achieve the targets was developed collaboratively under the leadership of the World Health ... This rate is slightly higher than that required to achieve the maternal mortality goal in the MDGs (5.5%). 4. Country targets: Countries ...
Concern on high rate of maternal, infant mortality
The News International - 3/10/2014 1:28:11 AM
Adviser to Chief Minister on Health, Khawaja Salman Raffique, has said high rate of maternal, neonatal and infant mortality in Pakistan is a matter ... to improve healthcare delivery system in the country. Addressing the closing ceremony of 3-day ...
Maternal, infant mortality rates drop in nine states
Live Mint - 3/5/2014 6:30:35 PM
While 246 districts recorded lower infant mortality rate in 2012-13 from ... Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint New Delhi: Maternal and infant mortality have dropped significantly in nine states that account for half the country’s population, according ...
24 countries vow to cut maternal mortality rates
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.
Maternal Mortality Rates Rising in California
ABC News - 3/3/2010 11:55:28 PM
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. More women die in the U.S. after giving birth ...
Study Says Meeting Contraception Needs Could Cut Maternal Deaths by a Third
New York Times - 7/10/2012 1:43:34 PM
Maternal deaths have declined dramatically since 1990, down by a third, according to the World Health Organization. But about 16 percent of the world’s population lives in countries where fertility is still more than four children per woman ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Developing Asia still grapples with high maternal mortality rate
The Global Times - 1/30/2014 11:57:15 PM
But Htay notes that results are uneven between countries ... where women live longer than the world average. In South Asia, however, women have low life expectancy owing to high maternal mortality rate -- around 217 mothers die for every 100,000 live ...