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
Brac's Sir Fazle Hasan Abed wins 2015 World Food prize for reducing poverty
theguardian.com - 7/2/2015 1:35:46 PM
Founder of the largest non-governmental organisation in the world receives award for ‘unparalleled’ work in Bangladesh and 10 other countries Fazle Hasan ... different aspects of poverty: mortality reduction; maternal mortality and health; family ...
Georgia Officials Seek Solutions to High Maternal Mortality Rates
RH Reality Check - 6/23/2015 10:11:41 AM
Committee members have looked into the causes of high rates of maternal mortality throughout the state and the disproportional effects on women of color. “It’s one thing to just state, we’re the worst in the country,” said Dr. Michael K.
WHO confirms women face sexual abuse even during childbirth!
THE Health Site - 7/2/2015 4:03:06 AM
Childbirth is one of the most difficult times in a woman’s life but according to a study by World Health Organisation (WHO ... Read – can low-cost devices reduce rate of maternal mortality? One of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pennsylvania lawmakers need to act on maternal and infant mortality issue
Delaware County Daily Times - 6/25/2015 11:16:43 PM
While the mortality rate has been increasing dramatically here, it has declined by more than 30 percent in the rest of the world ... The lifetime risk of maternal death is greater in the U.S. than in 40 other countries, including almost all other ...
Top Five Countries with Highest Rates of Maternal Mortality
International Business Times - 5/6/2014 12:59:22 PM
Sub-Saharan Africa is still the riskiest region in the world for ... with nine other countries accounts for 60% global maternal deaths. Around 40,000 pregnant women died in Nigeria in 2013, WHO said. In Nigeria maternal mortality rate can reach up to ...
Guyana among regional countries with highest maternal mortality rates
Stabroek News - 5/10/2014 8:58:24 AM
It was produced jointly by the World Health Organ-isation (WHO), UNICEF ... where maternal mortality is high. It said the five countries of the Americas with the lowest maternal mortality rate (MMR) are: Canada (11 per 100,000), Uruguay (14), Chile ...
Daphne Bramham: Targeted action is saving children and women
The Vancouver Sun - 7/3/2015 1:02:57 AM
Sometimes it’s hard to believe that the world ... the maternal mortality rate and chronic malnutrition because the people and villages are the most difficult to reach. It’s not just geography. Even with the strides made in some developing countries ...
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 ...
Innovations Will Help Better Health Services in India: Union Health Minister J P Nadda
NDTV - 7/2/2015 9:56:50 PM
New Delhi: Union Health Minister J P Nadda today appealed to states to give "priority" to innovations and adopt best practices for achieving "superior outcomes" in the health care sector of the country ... Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality ...
Obscene Increase In Maternal Mortality Rates In The United States
The Inquisitr - 5/8/2014 7:52:10 PM
but the United States is one of eight countries in the world where the maternal mortality rate is going up, not down, according to the newest figures. In fact, the US is rock bottom of the developing nations of the world in maternal mortality – #60 out ...
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 the Dominican Republic ... the country could meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Menendez pointed out that five years ago the mortality rate was 140 ...
The U.S. Is One Of The Only Countries In The World Where Maternal Deaths Are Rising
Think Progress - 5/6/2014 10:14:43 AM
Back in 1990, the United States’ maternal mortality rate was 12.4 women per 100,000 ... The U.S. has the highest rate of first-day infant mortality of any country in the developed world. And the rate of death for children under the age of five is 7.1 ...
Ghana Declines In Maternal Mortality Rate By 49%
Spy Ghana - 5/15/2014 11:58:35 AM
Ghana has recorded a decline in its Maternal Mortality ... countries in Sub-Saharan Africa ‘making progress’ towards the MDG 5 target. The Maternal Health Advisor of the MamaYe Campaign in Ghana, Dr Sylvia Deganus, expressed delight that the rate ...
Preventing Maternal Mortality in Developing Countries: History as a Guide for Sustaining Success
Health Affairs - 5/1/2015 5:05:18 PM
The WHO adopted these evidence-based recommendations, as did many countries around the world. The success of the Prevention of Maternal Mortality Network teams’ efforts came to the attention of program officers at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ...
U.S. Is the Only Developed Country With Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
Cosmopolitan Magazine - 6/3/2014 11:53:21 PM
We're ranked 60th in the world, below every other developed nation, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The country's maternal mortality rate has gone up by 6.1 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births since 1990 — rising from 12 ...