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, 2014See also: Maternal mortality rate map
Country needs more local specialists to cut maternal, child mortality – Norton
Stabroek News - 8/31/2015 9:11:20 AM
Minister of Public Health, Dr George Norton says that to bring the present rate of maternal, child and infant mortality down the country needs to break from its dependence on foreign specialists and instead train more Guyanese doctors in obstetrics ...
Medical Practitioner Urges Better Policies On Maternal Mortality
Leadership - 8/30/2015 10:59:53 AM
A medical practitioner, Dr Stella Iwuagwu, has called on the Federal Government to formulate better policies to further reduce the maternal mortality rate in the country. Iwuagwu made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN ...
PM to inaugurate summit of 24 countries on child, maternal mortality
DeshGujarat - 8/20/2015 7:47:09 PM
“This is a policy-making summit where all countries will put their heads together to think up strategies,” he said. Mishra said that India has an outstanding story when it comes to checking maternal and child mortality as the rate of decline in this ...
Govt campaign to bring down child, maternal mortality soon
Deccan Herald - 8/27/2015 8:00:19 PM
The NDA government has identified 184 districts where the Health Ministry would launch a focused campaign to stop all infant and maternal mortality by 2030 ... births in all 675 districts of the country. The World Health Organisation has validated ...
Universal Health Coverage, Millennium Development Goals And Post-2015: The Improvable Way Forward
ip-watch.org - 9/1/2015 11:57:46 PM
Moreover, 13 countries showing the highest maternal mortality rate in 1990, fell short of progress ... Consistently, in “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Outcome Document for the Summit to adopt the Post-2015 ...
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 ...
Bangladesh did better than most Asian countries in nutrition and child mortality, says Nasim
bdnews24 - 8/27/2015 6:34:25 PM
He said his country was well on course to achieve the maternal mortality target of MDG 5 ... let us acknowledge the sad reality that the world continues to lose about 289 thousand mothers and 6.3 million under-5 children every year,” said Modi.
India declared maternal and neonatal tetanus free: PM Narendra Modi
Economic Times - 8/27/2015 10:13:20 AM
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there are 24 countries that make up for 36 per cent of the global population and account for 70 percent of child and maternal deaths. Mali has the highest Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) at 78, while South ...
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 ...
Loss of health staff could increase maternal mortality in Ebola-hit countries -World Bank
Reuters - 7/8/2015 10:54:09 PM
NEW YORK, July 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation ... in Ebola-hit countries due to the loss of doctors, nurses and midwives to the epidemic, the World Bank said on Wednesday. The loss of health workers to Ebola could increase maternal mortality in Guinea ...
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 The Only Developed Nation With A Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2014 8:11:56 AM
the world's leader." Globally, there has been a decrease in maternal mortality rates. But eight countries are bucking that trend, and the U.S. is the only developed nation among them. The reasons for this American aberration are complex, systemic and ...
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 ...
Liberia: Report - Maternal Mortality to Rise in Ebola Hit Countries
AllAfrica - 7/10/2015 3:42:17 PM
A new World Bank report indicates that the deaths of health care workers during the Ebola crisis in the three most hit West African countries could lead to a sharp rise in maternal mortality rate in the effect countries. The loss of health workers due to ...
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 ...