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
UN: Child Mortality Rates Falling, But Nearly 17,000 Kids Die Daily From Mostly Preventable Causes
The Huffington Post - 9/16/2014 11:54:41 AM
It found that eight of the 60 countries with particularly high child mortality had lowered their rates by more than two-thirds ... researcher Shyama Kuruvilla of the World Health Organization's Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, which ...
New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever
Westmoreland Times - 9/17/2014 9:44:39 AM
“The global community is poised to end preventable maternal, newborn and child ... 15 times the average in high-income countries. Children born in Angola, which has the highest under-five mortality rate in the world (167 deaths per 1000 live births ...
Death rates down, but world lags in meeting goal of sharply reducing child mortality by 2015
Vancouver Desi South Asian news - 9/16/2014 11:40:22 AM
WASHINGTON — More of the world’s children are surviving to ... It found that eight of the 60 countries with particularly high child mortality had lowered their rates by more than two-thirds since 1990: Malawi, Bangladesh, Liberia, Tanzania, Ethiopia ...
Top Five Countries with Highest Rates of Maternal Mortality
International Business Times - 5/6/2014 12:02:06 PM
As the World health Organisation (WHO) releases its latest report on maternal mortality ... live births.The rate has notably diminished from 1990, when it was of 560. According to the WHO report, India along with nine other countries accounts for 60% ...
Maternal Mortality: Group Seeks Partnership
Nigerian Observer Online Edition - 9/8/2014 10:09:38 AM
She said the high rate of maternal mortality reflected ... and counseling to men and women throughout the country. “As Nigeria maintains one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, it is essential that proper action is taken to improve ...
Guyana among regional countries with highest maternal mortality rates
Stabroek News - 5/10/2014 8:58:24 AM
The report, ‘Trends in Maternal Mortality Esti-mates 1990 to 2013’, reveals changes in maternal mortality worldwide and by region and country. It was produced jointly by the World Health ... The maternal mortality rate is the annual number of female ...
Death rate for children under 5 has plunged, UN reports
The Miami Herald - 9/16/2014 11:21:53 PM
“There is now a gathering momentum from countries ... in Child Mortality 2014” and compiled by UNICEF, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and the the U.N’s Department of Economic and Social affairs, said that the rate for deaths of ...
UN Report: Child Mortality Rates Falling too Slowly
Counsel and Heal - 9/16/2014 10:35:57 AM
African countries had some of the highest children mortality rates throughout the world. The death rates in India and Nigeria alone make up one-third of the total number of deaths throughout the world. The leading causes of deaths were mostly preventable.
Fewer Children Died in 2013 But Child Mortality Still High in Some Countries: UN
Med India - 9/17/2014 10:34:46 AM
Eight countries have succeeded in slashing their child mortality rates by at least two-thirds since 1990: Malawi, Bangladesh, Liberia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, East Timor, Niger and Eritrea. Still, a child born in Angola, which has the world's highest child ...
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 ...
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 births ... 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 ...
Congo's maternal mortality rate exacerbated by poverty and ignorance
theguardian.com - 5/11/2012 4:03:19 AM
Such outcomes are routine at Kinshasa general hospital, the main referral hospital in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC ... of the reason we have such a high rate of maternal mortality in our country," said Dr Blandine Aveledi ...
Study Says Meeting Contraception Needs Could Cut Maternal Deaths by a Third
New York Times - 7/8/2012 11:54:23 PM
A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University shows that fulfilling unmet contraception demand by women in developing countries could reduce global maternal mortality by nearly a third, a potentially great improvement for one of the world’s most ...
Ebola could drain billions of dollars from African economies - World Bank
Reuters - 9/17/2014 6:41:31 PM
"We really need to scale up our response and what we have learned from this study is that time is of the essence," World Bank President Jim Yong Kim told reporters. Even under the best-case scenario, countries ... the virus's death rate, now at 53 percent.
U.S. one of few countries with rise in maternal deaths
USA Today - 5/2/2014 12:21:09 PM
The United States ... countries in the world where deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth rose between 2003 and 2013, a new report says. That puts it in the company of countries such as Afghanistan, Belize and El Salvador. While U.S. maternal mortality ...