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
Gambia: Stakeholders Review Maternal Mortality Rate in Lrr
AllAfrica - 10/21/2014 2:26:27 PM
The Regional Health Service Team in the Lower River Region recently organised a day-long forum for health personnel and other stakeholders meant to review the 2014 maternal mortality rate in the Lower ... the leadership of the country in the quest to ...
Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2013
WHO - 10/22/2014 4:12:38 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 ...
Global infant mortality trends and attributable determinants -an ecological study using data from 192 countries for the period 1990-2011
7th Space - 10/19/2014 2:25:50 AM
Infant mortality rate (IMR) is regarded as an important ... time-appropriate interventions at a global, regional, and country level. Methods: Data for 192 countries were extracted from the World Bank Development Indicator database for the period 1990?
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 six years the country could meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Menendez pointed out that five years ago the mortality rate was 140 deaths per ...
After Ebola ebbs, will the world again leave Africa to die?
Los Angeles Times - 10/16/2014 11:57:53 PM
The problem with crisis-oriented assistance programs in the Third World is that crises ... even bother to measure it. Death rates from parasitic diseases (often a reflection of poor water sanitary conditions), infant and maternal injuries, and malnutrition ...
U.S. infant mortality rate worse than other countries
CBS News - 9/24/2014 6:04:35 PM
The infant mortality rate refers to the percentage of babies born alive who die before their first birthday. The report compares infant mortality rates in the United States to those of European countries ... ethnic disparities in maternal and infant ...
Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 9/29/2014 2:31:04 PM
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 ...
NY Times: ‘Experts’ Oppose Ebola Travel Ban, Quote None; Gets Other Facts Wrong
The Daily Caller - 10/18/2014 3:55:55 PM
The New York Times has a piece today entitled, “Experts Oppose Ebola Travel Ban, Saying It Would Cut Off Worst-Hit Countries ... a prolonged period of time. And the World Health Organization lists the death rate at 70 percent, not 50.
Ebola death toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000: WHO
IBN Live - 10/23/2014 12:43:52 PM
Geneva: At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola ... 2 in Sierra Leone and 2.5 in Liberia, while the death rate is thought to be about 70 per cent of all cases. That would suggest a toll of almost 15,000.
Ebola Death Rate Rises Sharply to Over 20 Per Day in Sierra Leone; Curfew Imposed After Riots
The Christian Post - 10/22/2014 10:14:44 AM
Claude Kamanda, a lawmaker who represents the western area, noted that officials are struggling to keep up with the collection of corpses from homes in the area, due to the spike in the death rate. Sierra Leone has been one of the hardest hit countries by ...
Ebola highlights disparity of disease burden in developed vs. developing countries
Science Daily - 10/17/2014 11:53:43 AM
A study recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology shows that for Ebola, measles, syphilis and many other conditions with skin manifestations the mortality rates ... countries than they did in the developed world.
UNICEF - 10/12/2014 7:01:59 PM
less progress has been achieved in low-income countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Across the developing world, maternal mortality levels remain too high, with more than 500,000 women dying every year as a result of complications during pregnancy ...
Big strides made in fighting TB, says WHO
Channel News Asia - 10/22/2014 9:56:14 PM
"Globally, the TB mortality rate (deaths per 100,000 people per year) has fallen by 45 per cent since 1990 and TB incidence (new cases per 100,000 people per year) are decreasing in most parts of the world ... US$9,235 in poor countries but US$48,553 ...
Infant Mortality Hits a Record Low
Memphis Flyer - 10/17/2014 10:42:08 AM
The infant mortality rate is the frequency of babies dying before their first birthday. The rate in Shelby County has long been the highest in the country. It’s been a vexing sore spot, drawing comparisons to Third World countries. The problem here was ...
Maternal Death Rate for Indian Women is Highest in the World
empowher.com - 10/19/2014 7:36:38 PM
In India more women die of maternity related causes than anywhere else in the world, according to Swapna Majumdar ... This state has the country’s third highest rate of maternal mortality. Since the suit was filed in 2008, a blood bank was set up ...