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
Maternal mortality in Northern Region declines - NGO
Ghana News Agency - 3/8/2014 1:26:23 PM
Accra, March 8, GNA - Savana Signatures, a Non-Governmental Organisation in the Northern Region, has develop a technology-based mobile telephony in four project districts of Talon, Yendi, Savelugu and Tamale to reduce maternal mortality. Statistics from ...
Maternal and child mortality rate remains high in Balochistan
Dawn - 3/5/2014 3:10:09 PM
QUETTA: Maternal and child mortality rate remained high in Balochistan as compared to other provinces of the country. This was revealed by ... said Provincial Health Minister Rehmat Baloch. World Food Program in collaboration with provincial ...
Why are American women dying in childbirth?
Al JAZEERA - 3/8/2014 4:18:11 PM
The United States is not the first place that ... the chances of birthing complications. Access to care Many believe that the US healthcare system is in crisis. The Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation reported that 47 million non-elderly US ...
Nigeria: Maternal Mortality Ratio and Post 2015 Agenda
AllAfrica - 3/4/2014 9:06:16 AM
A strategic framework to achieve the targets was developed collaboratively under the leadership of the World Health ... This rate is slightly higher than that required to achieve the maternal mortality goal in the MDGs (5.5%). 4. Country targets: Countries ...
Maternal, infant mortality rates drop in nine states
Live Mint - 3/5/2014 6:30:35 PM
While 246 districts recorded lower infant mortality rate in 2012-13 from 2011-12 ... mortality have dropped significantly in nine states that account for half the country’s population, according to the latest Annual Health Survey data released on ...
24 countries vow to cut maternal mortality rates
Jakarta Post - 10/28/2010 11:58:21 PM
Its member countries include some of the world’s most populous nations, such as China, India and Indonesia, and several African countries struggling with poverty. Maternal mortality rates remain high in some PPD countries, especially in Africa.
Study Says Meeting Contraception Needs Could Cut Maternal Deaths by a Third
New York Times - 7/10/2012 1:43:34 PM
Maternal deaths have declined dramatically since 1990, down by a third, according to the World Health Organization. But about 16 percent of the world’s population lives in countries where fertility is still more than four children per woman ...
Eliminating maternal mortality in developing countries could extend women's life expectancy in reproductive ages
Science Daily - 2/24/2014 11:56:14 PM
Maternal death rates represent the single largest health discrepancy between developed and developing populations, with nearly all -- over 99% -- maternal deaths worldwide occurring in developing countries and over half of them in sub-Saharan Africa countries.
WHO: Global Maternal Mortality Declines by More Than One-Third
Voice of America - 9/13/2010 11:54:27 PM
Hay said the World Bank is prepared to make a significant monetary contribution toward achieving the Millennium goals in 35 of the poorest nations with the highest rates of maternal mortality. "These are mostly going to be countries in sub-Saharan Africa ...
Developing Asia still grapples with high maternal mortality rate
The Global Times - 1/30/2014 11:57:15 PM
But Htay notes that results are uneven between countries ... where women live longer than the world average. In South Asia, however, women have low life expectancy owing to high maternal mortality rate -- around 217 mothers die for every 100,000 live ...
HEALTH: Maternal Mortality Shames Superpower U.S.
ipsnews.net - 10/12/2007 11:52:51 PM
The U.S. ranks 41st in a new analysis of maternal mortality rates in 171 countries released by ... According to experts, in many European countries and Japan in the industrialised world, women are guaranteed good-quality health and family planning services ...
Congo's maternal mortality rate exacerbated by poverty and ignorance
theguardian.com - 5/11/2012 4:03:19 AM
according to a World Bank survey. "In some places, when you arrive [for care] and you don't have money, they just transfer you and transfer you. That is part of the reason we have such a high rate of maternal mortality in our country," said Dr Blandine ...
Why reduction of maternal mortality rate by 2015 is not achievable –Expert
nationalmirroronline.net - 1/26/2013 11:58:12 PM
As the target year of 2015 fast approaches, how far has Nigeria gone in reducing infant and maternal mortality rate ... to monitor the growth of the child properly through ultra sound and clinical assessment. But most of these women do not do that and ...
WHA Told Maternal Mortality Not Improved by Legalizing Abortion
Life News - 5/18/2011 11:55:01 PM
A new analysis of research from the World Health Organization ... compares the impact of improved medical care and legalized abortion on maternal mortality rates in several countries. Maternal deaths declined sharply in the United States, England ...
Kerala Registers Lowest Maternal Mortality Rate in Country
newindianexpress.com - 1/6/2014 3:04:22 AM
Kerala has once again gained the position of being the state with the lowest maternal mortality rate in the country. The maternal mortality rate stands at 66 per one lakh live births according to the 2010-12 Sample Registration Survey report published by ...