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
Nigeria: Maternal, Child Mortality Declining in Nigeria - Minister
AllAfrica - 4/15/2014 8:02:09 AM
Nigeria is currently witnessing a steady reduction in the rate of child and maternal mortality Minister of Women Affairs, Hajiya Zainab Maina has said. She said this when she received the Country Director of IPas Nigeria, Dr. Lola Mabogunje, in her office ...
Pakistan tells UN of its progress in reducing child, infant & maternal mortality
Business Recorder - 4/12/2014 4:09:29 AM
UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan told a UN panel of the progress it has achieved in reducing child, infant and maternal mortality ... Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world, it's population growth rate of 2%, results in annual net addition ...
These 10 Countries Have The World's Highest Murder Rates
The Huffington Post - 4/10/2014 2:41:47 PM
In many parts of the world, however, that's a luxury some people just don't have. A new report released by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime on Thursday serves as a stark reminder of how drastically murder rates vary from country to country. The Global ...
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.
Chinese women's life expectancy rises
Zee News - 4/18/2014 8:20:04 AM
Beijing: The life expectancy of Chinese women has increased from 73.33 years in 2000 to 77.37 years in 2013, indicating considerable improvement in their health, according to the country's health authorities. The rate of maternal death was reduced in the ...
Increased maternal BMI linked to higher fetal, neonate, and infant mortality
2 Minute Medicine - 4/15/2014 7:36:30 PM
Study Rundown: While maternal body mass index (BMI) has previously been associated with the rate of pregnancy complications and fetal, neonatal, and infant death, the exact nature ... included from nations around the world. Nonetheless, the strength ...
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 ...
Alarming statistics: ‘Sindh facing highest infant, maternal mortality rates in country’
The Express Tribune - 8/27/2013 11:56:08 PM
Pakistan has the highest infant and maternal mortality rate in South Asia. Within Pakistan, Sindh has the highest rate, which is three per cent more than the other provinces. This was shared by Sindh health secretary Inamullah Khan Dharejo at a seminar ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...