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
Reduced children, maternal mortality
Ekantipur - 1/27/2015 3:19:02 AM
“Many countries like Philippines and Indonesia have recoiled from publishing its maternal mortality rates based on census, as the set of questionnaire did not meet the actual definition of maternal mortality.” While the debate over the issue ...
Top Five Countries with Highest Rates of Maternal Mortality
International Business Times - 5/6/2014 11:47:47 AM
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 ...
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 ...
NHIS funds should focus on child mortality cases
Spy Ghana - 1/29/2015 12:42:10 PM
Alhaji Amadu Sorogho He explained that the current maternal mortality of 350/100,000 live births is unacceptable ... the Harmonisation for Health in Africa under the auspices of the World Health Organisation, Africa Regional Office for Pparliamentarians ...
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 ...
India needs 3.5 mn hospital beds, 3 mn doctors by 2034
India TV - 1/27/2015 7:11:05 PM
If India continues to maintain this rate, it will fall ... of 3.5 beds defined by World Health Organisation. Several factors have resulted in poor health outcomes such as low life expectancy, high infant and maternal mortality rates. To bring about a ...
Maternal Death Rates in US Are on Par With Developing Countries
Guardian LV - 5/4/2014 11:53:08 PM
Around the world, 293,000 women died due to pregnancy and delivery complications in 2013, down from the high number of 376,000 back in 1990, putting the U.S. on par with developing countries around the globe in relation to its maternal death rates.
U.S. one of few countries with rise in maternal deaths
USA Today - 5/2/2014 12:21:09 PM
The United States is one of just eight countries in the world where deaths related to pregnancy and ... Belize and El Salvador. While U.S. maternal mortality rates remain lower than those in many poor countries, they are much higher than those in developed ...
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 ...
The perils of expectant mothers and newborns
IPP Media - 1/31/2015 6:20:25 AM
Elsewhere in the world, particularly in developed countries couples ... and grave threats that claim 8,000 women every year. Tanzania suffers a maternal mortality rate of 454 for every 100,000 live births, a horrific average of 22 women dying in the ...
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 final to be decided by Super Over in case of tie
Cricket Country - 1/29/2015 9:00:16 AM
Now the captains will not carry any prior minor over-rate offence ‘strikes ... and during the 11th edition of the 50-over World Cup. The Board considered issues around player safety following the tragic death of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes ...
The U.S. Is The Only Developed Nation With A Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2014 8:11:56 AM
"In the global context, yes -- the United States has a low maternal mortality rate," Kassebaum ... times that of Iceland, the world's leader." Globally, there has been a decrease in maternal mortality rates. But eight countries are bucking that trend ...
Lung Cancer Death Rates Increasing In Europe
HNGN - 1/27/2015 11:18:39 AM
Death rates for lung cancer are ... British women started smoking during the Second World War, while in most other EU countries women started to smoke after 1968. It is worrying that female lung cancer rates are not decreasing in the UK, but this probably ...
Peru News: Country Aims to Reduce Mortality Rate of Infants to 8 Per 1,000 Live Births With Welcome to Life Program
The Latin Post - 12/29/2014 9:22:43 AM
The Peruvian government launched a program on Thursday aimed to improve the aid provided to newborn babies and reducing the country's infant mortality rate by ... some of the world's poorest countries have been successful in cutting maternal and young ...