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 rate increasing in Ghana - WHO
Ghana Web - 12/18/2014 12:17:25 AM
The Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group of the World Health Organisation estimated that Ghana’s maternal mortality rate has gone up from 350 per ... from pregnancy related issues across the country. Mrs Vicky T. Okine, Executive Director ...
Top Five Countries with Highest Rates of Maternal Mortality
International Business Times - 5/6/2014 11:47:47 AM
As the World health Organisation (WHO) releases its latest report on maternal mortality ... live births.The rate has notably diminished from 1990, when it was of 560. According to the WHO report, India along with nine other countries accounts for 60% ...
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 ...
Mapping inequities in maternal care
blogs.biomedcentral.com - 12/17/2014 1:40:20 PM
The maternal mortality ratio (MMR) is the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. In Kenya the MMR in 1990 was 400 which means the country is aiming to reduce ... obstetric care facility, had UON rates lower than the benchmark indicating that ...
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 ...
Maternal Death Rates in US Are on Par With Developing Countries
Guardian LV - 5/4/2014 11:53:08 PM
Around the world, 293,000 women died due to pregnancy and delivery complications in 2013, down from the high number of 376,000 back in 1990, putting the U.S. on par with developing countries around the globe in relation to its maternal death rates.
Study Says Meeting Contraception Needs Could Cut Maternal Deaths by a Third
New York Times - 7/8/2012 11:54:23 PM
A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University shows that fulfilling unmet contraception demand by women in developing countries could reduce global maternal mortality by nearly a third, a potentially great improvement for one of the world’s most ...
The U.S. Is The Only Developed Nation With A Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2014 9:55:08 PM
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 ...
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 births ... 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 ...
Nigeria: Reducing The Country's High Maternal Mortality Rate
AllAfrica - 3/10/2010 11:54:19 PM
The statistical data on the ever-increasing maternal mortality ... rate of deaths of pregnant women in the country. That year the figure stood at between 1,100 and 1,500 deaths according to the UN. On its part UNICEF in it's the State Of The World Children ...
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 ...
One in seven pregnant women could die in Ebola-hit countries, say charities
theguardian.com - 11/10/2014 4:33:03 PM
Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea were among the countries with the highest maternal mortality rates in the world before Ebola broke out, but they were improving - women were more likely to go to a health facility to give birth and be delivered by a skilled ...
Kerala Registers Lowest Maternal Mortality Rate in Country
The New Indian Express - 1/6/2014 9:30:55 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 ...
HEALTH: Maternal Mortality Shames Superpower U.S.
Inter Press Service - 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 ...
Maternal deaths worldwide drop by third
WHO - 9/14/2010 11:53:16 PM
"The global reduction in maternal death rates is encouraging news," says Dr Margaret ... donors and other partners have increasingly coordinated their assistance to countries. WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and the World Bank are focusing on the countries with the ...