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
Minister Tasks Developing Countries On Maternal Mortality
Leadership - 10/23/2014 4:47:15 PM
The Minister of National Planning, Dr Abubakar Suleiman, has called on developing nations to address high rate of maternal mortality in order to benefit ... to pregnancy and childbirth in developing countries. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports ...
Maternal mortality: Balochistan's women suffer in silence
Dawn - 10/23/2014 4:11:27 PM
According to Pakistan Health Demographic Survey (PHDS), Balochistan stands first in terms of Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) as compared to other provinces of the country. Long distances, poor communication systems and lack of basic health facilities ...
Innovative device checks newborn mortality
Vanguard - 10/23/2014 10:38:00 PM
At 528 deaths per day or 996 deaths per 100,000 live births according to the 2008 NDHS, Nigeria has one of the highes newborn mortality rates in the world. Findings show that ... child mortality and improving maternal health, linked to the MDGs 4 & 5 ...
Gambia: Stakeholders Review Maternal Mortality Rate in Lrr
AllAfrica - 10/21/2014 2:26:27 PM
The Regional Health Service Team in the Lower River Region recently organised a day-long forum for health personnel and other stakeholders meant to review the 2014 maternal mortality rate in the Lower ... the leadership of the country in the quest to ...
Global infant mortality trends and attributable determinants -an ecological study using data from 192 countries for the period 1990-2011
7th Space - 10/19/2014 2:25:50 AM
Infant mortality rate (IMR) is regarded as an important ... time-appropriate interventions at a global, regional, and country level. Methods: Data for 192 countries were extracted from the World Bank Development Indicator database for the period 1990?
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 ...
Philippines Program to Provide 600,000 Women With Maternal Health Services
StreetInsider - 10/23/2014 9:23:26 AM
and Freedom from Hunger launched a joint program with the aim to decrease the high maternal mortality rate in the Philippines, thus helping to address the country's poor performance on Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5. "Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies ...
U.S. infant mortality rate worse than other countries
CBS News - 9/24/2014 6:04:35 PM
The infant mortality rate refers to the percentage of babies born alive who die before their first birthday. The report compares infant mortality rates in the United States to those of European countries ... ethnic disparities in maternal and infant ...
After Ebola ebbs, will the world again leave Africa to die?
Los Angeles Times - 10/18/2014 3:31:27 AM
The problem with crisis-oriented assistance programs in the Third World is that crises ... even bother to measure it. Death rates from parasitic diseases (often a reflection of poor water sanitary conditions), infant and maternal injuries, and malnutrition ...
Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 9/29/2014 2:31:04 PM
The United States has a higher infant mortality ... other country in the world, a baby born in the U.S. is less likely to see his first birthday than one born in Hungary, Poland or Slovakia. Or in Belarus. Or in Cuba, for that matter. The U.S. rate ...
Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2013
WHO - 9/22/2014 8:27:08 AM
Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 Target 5A calls for the reduction of maternal ... in developing-country settings where maternal mortality is high. As part on going efforts, the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank and the United Nations Population ...
NY Times: ‘Experts’ Oppose Ebola Travel Ban, Quote None; Gets Other Facts Wrong
The Daily Caller - 10/18/2014 3:55:55 PM
The New York Times has a piece today entitled, “Experts Oppose Ebola Travel Ban, Saying It Would Cut Off Worst-Hit Countries ... a prolonged period of time. And the World Health Organization lists the death rate at 70 percent, not 50.
Ebola highlights disparity of disease burden in developed vs. developing countries
Science Daily - 10/17/2014 11:53:43 AM
A study recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology shows that for Ebola, measles, syphilis and many other conditions with skin manifestations the mortality rates ... countries than they did in the developed world.
UNICEF - 10/12/2014 7:01:59 PM
less progress has been achieved in low-income countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Across the developing world, maternal mortality levels remain too high, with more than 500,000 women dying every year as a result of complications during pregnancy ...
Maternal Death Rate for Indian Women is Highest in the World
empowher.com - 10/19/2014 7:36:38 PM
In India more women die of maternity related causes than anywhere else in the world, according to Swapna Majumdar ... This state has the country’s third highest rate of maternal mortality. Since the suit was filed in 2008, a blood bank was set up ...