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
Nigeria Gets Commendation For Progress On Maternal Mortality, HIV Combat
Leadership - 10/4/2015 7:48:03 AM
It also stated that Nigeria had by August 2015, gone for a year without recording a new polio case, largely due to huge efforts to combat the virus through relentless immunisation programmes and that the country also met maternal mortality targets in Goal ...
World won't achieve its development goals without India coming through: Bill Gates
Economic Times - 9/30/2015 10:01:39 AM
The maternal mortality rate is down 62 percent. All eyes have been on global leaders as they finalize a new global development agenda - the Sustainable Development Goals. Building on the progress the world has ... domestic in-country resources, traditional ...
Infant mortality rate drops in South Africa
Zee News - 9/21/2015 7:27:41 AM
Johannesburg: South Africa has achieved the second fastest rate of decline in under ... goals to be adopted by nations of the world at the forthcoming UN Summit later in September 2015. South Africa's maternal mortality ratio shows some progress, albeit ...
Want to Boost Global Growth by Trillions? Improve Gender Equality, McKinsey Report Says
The Wall Street Journal - 9/23/2015 11:53:09 PM
The report looked at gender quality indicators—from women’s labor-force participation rates to maternal mortality to financial inclusion—in 95 countries, which account for about 90% of the world’s GDP and its population of women. Even just ...
Leaders pledge $25bn to improve health of women, children and adolescents
The Guardian - 9/29/2015 6:06:37 AM
“All Guatemalan girls and girls around the world are asking you to help us ... to be cut by two-thirds and goal five to reduce maternal mortality rates by three-quarters. Less than a third of countries will achieve MDG4, or are on track to do so by ...
The world has improved since 2000 – but not because we planned it
Globe and Mail - 10/4/2015 12:52:53 AM
In 2000, to mark the turn of the millennium, the 193 UN member countries announced a set of lofty and unlikely Millennium Development Goals: They would, within 15 years, halve the proportion of the world ... The maternal mortality rate has almost dropped ...
Guyana among regional countries with highest maternal mortality rates
Stabroek News - 5/10/2014 8:58:24 AM
However, this is not the case as the country is among five in the Carib-bean and the Americas with the highest rates of maternal ... changes in maternal mortality worldwide and by region and country. It was produced jointly by the World Health Organ ...
Good intentions alone will not rid the world of the poverty afflicting millions
Irish Independent - 10/3/2015 2:27:07 AM
At the dawn of this millennium, 189 countries signed up to a ... the proportion of people across the world who live in extreme poverty have been met, others, like cutting child and maternal mortality rates, still have a long way to go.
Aisha Buhari Bemoans High Rate Of Maternal, Child Death
government.leadership.ng - 9/30/2015 4:39:32 AM
Wife of the president and first lady, Hajia Aisha Buhari, on Wednesday bemoaned the alarming high rate of maternal and ... s ability to address under-five and maternal mortality would affect global progress as the country contributes 14% of all maternal ...
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 ...
Abortion and Maternal Health: The Global Health Crisis No One Is Talking About
The Huffington Post - 9/30/2015 8:28:35 AM
Unsafe abortion is a maternal health crisis in countries where abortion ... We know that some of the lowest abortion rates in the world are in countries where safe abortion is legal and available, along with quality family planning services that enable ...
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 ...
Loss of health staff could increase maternal mortality in Ebola-hit countries -World Bank
Reuters - 7/8/2015 10:54:09 PM
The loss of health workers to Ebola could increase maternal mortality in Guinea ... could increase maternal deaths up to rates last seen in these countries 15-20 years ago," Markus Goldstein, lead economist at the World Bank, said in a statement.
One Death Too Many: Maternal Deaths Continue to Rise in the U.S.
womensvoicesforchange.org - 9/21/2015 6:30:25 AM
Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen The World Health Organization (WHO) reports a recent decrease in yearly global maternal deaths from 523,000 to 289,00. While developing countries ... to mortality data on a county-level basis shows that higher poverty rates ...