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
Towards reduced maternal mortality
nation.co.ke - 6/18/2013 6:42:28 AM
Almost 15 per cent of deaths in women of reproductive age are associated with preventable complications of pregnancy ... Severe bleeding after birth can kill a healthy woman within two hours if she is unattended. One of the primary of excessive bleeding ...
In Russia Maternal Mortality Falls by Over Half
Med India - 6/14/2013 4:48:30 PM
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that maternal mortality rate in Russia ... women across the world die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, with 99 per cent of the deaths occurring in developing countries.
Maternal mortality falls by over half in Russia
newindianexpress.com - 6/11/2013 5:03:23 AM
Maternal mortality ... European countries, he added. He linked the positive dynamics to a state programme to build 23 perinatal centres and a programme to improve the supply of equipment and medicine to maternity centres. According to a 2012 World Health ...
Warning on maternal death reporting
irishhealth.com - 6/18/2013 10:24:22 AM
The CSO system, on the other hand, uses formal death notifications based on what is written on death certificates. Not all maternal deaths are always reported as such on death certs. Based on the new MDE Ireland criteria*, its report, published last year ...
To Reduce Maternal Mortality Doctors Favor Low-cost Devices
Med India - 6/14/2013 7:47:27 PM
infertility practices and high-risk pregnancy. With 219 member societies and about 27,000 members from across the country, the 63-year-old federation is the largest apex body representing practitioners of obstetrics and gynaecology across the ...
Can countries that prohibit abortion provide quality maternal health care? (VIDEO)
liveactionnews.org - 6/7/2013 5:25:26 PM
Would you expect a country that prohibits all abortion to have a higher or lower rate of maternal mortality? Can countries which prohibit abortion achieve a standard of maternal health care comparable with those that permit abortion? The answer revealed in ...
Low-cost devices to reduce maternal mortality, ensure better health for women
post.jagran.com - 6/11/2013 12:34:22 PM
Specialist doctors favour low-cost devices to reduce maternal mortality and ensure better healthcare for women in India. "By using low-cost devices, quality healthcare can be provided to reduce the maternal mortality ratio in our country, where divergent ...
‘Lagos committed to reducing maternal mortality’
nationalmirroronline.net - 6/8/2013 12:42:05 AM
“Though the current statistics indicate that the maternal and child health status of our country has slightly improved over time, Lagos State’s specific maternal mortality rate is 555/100,000 live births. However, wide regional variations exist in the ...
Africa: UNFPA Calls for More Investment to Prevent Maternal Mortality
AllAfrica - 6/3/2013 10:27:50 AM
UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin today called on the international community to “increase investment in maternal and ... the industrialized world, where it is 1 in 4,700. Although the global under-five mortality rate has fallen by ...
Low-cost devices to reduce maternal mortality
India Times - 6/10/2013 11:55:35 PM
Specialist doctors favour low-cost devices to reduce maternal mortality and ensure better healthcare for women in India. "By using low-cost devices, quality healthcare can be provided to reduce the maternal mortality ratio in our country ...
Nigeria struggles to shift maternal care to tackle mortality rate
United Press International - 5/22/2013 11:56:38 PM
The index assesses the well-being of mothers in each country, and rankings reflect a composite score based on five indicators, including maternal health.
Health gap between countries narrowing - WHO statistics
ghananewsagency.org - 6/16/2013 1:32:51 PM
This year, the World Health Statistics compares progress made by countries with ... have increased risk of stroke and are 10 times more likely to need a lower limb amputation than people who do not have diabetes. “Many low- and middle-income countries ...
Doctors for low-cost devices to reduce maternal mortality
India Talks - 6/11/2013 7:05:05 AM
“By using low-cost devices, quality healthcare can be provided to reduce the maternal mortality ratio in our country, where divergent people ... Harshad Sanghvi told about 500 delegates at the World Congress on Obstetrics and Gynaecologists.
Savita only maternal death recorded in Ireland in 2012
Daijiworld.com - 6/6/2013 4:22:12 PM
London, Jun 6 (PTI): Ireland, a predominantly Catholic country ... maternal casualty in 2012, which a new report has found was not true. The latest annual report of Ireland's Central Statistics Office (CSO) for 2012 records only one maternal death during ...
Remarkable Progress in Reducing Child Mortality and Improving Maternal Health: Report
I4U NEWS - 6/7/2013 11:59:08 PM
Some of the world's poorest countries have managed to cut maternal and young child mortality rates by half or more, according to a new report from Countdown to 2015. The report, Accountability for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival, highligh ...