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
Liberia: Margibi County Tops Maternal Mortality Statistics in Liberia
AllAfrica - 3/31/2015 2:35:57 PM
"One of several challenges that the Ministry is facing now is the high rate of maternal mortality in the country. Although there's a slight decrease in the rate of maternal deaths, the number is still high," disclosed Yah M. Zolia, Deputy Minister for ...
Decline in maternal mortality rates welcome
Times of Zambia - 3/31/2015 10:03:56 AM
IT is a long way yet, but the country can begin to appreciate progress made so far in the reduction of infant and maternal mortality rates in Zambia. It is a relief because finally, we are beginning to receive statistics of how much improvement has been ...
Saving Mothers Launches Campaign to Raise Awareness of Staggering Rate of Maternal Death in Developing Nations
marketwired.com - 3/31/2015 10:14:04 PM
"Women in the developing world are up to 43 times more likely to die in childbirth ... campaign to raise awareness of the extent of global maternal death and to educate the public as to the specific solutions it has developed to help combat it.
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 ...
School Dropout Rate High Despite Efforts by States: Expert
The New Indian Express - 3/31/2015 2:32:57 AM
With the percentage of India’s young population soon to be the highest in the world by 2020 ... this (results directly in rises in)infant mortality and maternal mortality (rates). The survival, development, protection and participation of children ...
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 ...
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 ...
World Bank proposals for a better healthcare system in Egypt
en.aswatmasriya.com - 3/30/2015 4:38:49 PM
Decreasing under-five child mortality rate by two-thirds and decreasing maternal mortality ratio by three quarters in 2015 are among the UN's millennium development goals. HEALTH GOALS IN 2030 The health vision provided by the World Bank is based on ...
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 ...
World Bank backs contraception, sexual health in Sahel region
Reuters - 3/31/2015 3:40:22 PM
That demographic trend played a major role in the economic ascension of Asian countries like Korea and ... which has the world’s highest fertility rate and has seen its infant mortality rate drop by 25 percent over the last decade. Reducing early ...
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 ...
Maternal and Child Death Rates Drop in Developing Countries
Medical Daily - 6/13/2012 6:30:18 AM
The report by Countdown to 2015 is authored by a global team of scholars and professionals from Universities around the world and from agencies ... that Niger was the worst country for mothers due to high maternal mortality rates, while Norway was ...
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 ...
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 ...
U.S. one of few countries with rise in maternal deaths
USA Today - 5/2/2014 12:21:09 PM
While U.S. maternal mortality rates remain lower than those in many poor countries, they are much higher than those ... Such deaths declined in the United States and the world between 1990 and 2013, but the pace of the U.S. decline has slowed, the report ...