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
The 10 healthiest countries in the world
Market Watch - 4/23/2015 5:54:45 AM
Iceland is the sixth healthiest country world-wide partly because it had the highest ... overall death rate of 1.4 deaths per 1,000 people and relatively low maternal mortality rate. The small Middle Eastern country, which is about the size of Connecticut ...
World Malaria Day: Nigeria Ranks Highest In Death Rate – US
Leadership - 4/26/2015 12:43:23 AM
As the world marked World Malaria Day, the United States (US), yesterday, said an estimated 100 million malaria cases and about 300,000 deaths each year make Nigeria the country with the ... attributed the high rate of death by malaria to the widespread ...
World Bank Approves $500m to Improve Maternal, Child Health in Nigeria
This Day Live - 4/26/2015 4:32:27 AM
The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a $500 million-International Development Association (IDA) credit to significantly improve maternal, child, and nutrition health services for women and children in the country. Aimed at ...
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 ...
Improving access to OB-GYNs will reduce maternal mortality rates in U.S.: Letter to the Editor
Cleveland - 4/23/2015 10:48:14 AM
Shockingly, in America, maternal mortality is on the rise; the U.S. is one of eight countries where maternal death rates worsened between 2003 and 2013. We believe improved access to ob-gyns in under-served communities will help us change this alarming trend.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Healthcare: Neonatal mortality: are we doing enough?
Dawn - 4/26/2015 2:16:26 AM
Though efforts have been made in this area, there remains an on-going need for skill enhancement and training midwives, nurses and paediatricians so they can provide quality care, which will ultimately reduce neonatal and maternal mortality rates.
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 ...
1.5 million under 5 children to be reached with essential health services as Sierra Leone recovers from Ebola
Sierra Express Media - 4/26/2015 2:37:55 AM
Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of infant and maternal mortality in the world with a maternal mortality ratio of ... particularly among women and children in the country” Around 3,600 teams will deploy across the country, with more than 10,700 ...
Consolidating the war against malaria
The Sun - 4/26/2015 1:40:39 AM
Nigeria will today join other countries in the world to mark this year’s World Malaria ... In severe cases, it progresses to coma and death. Available statistics show that globally, 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk of malaria.
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 ...
Maternal Death Rates in US Are on Par With Developing Countries
Guardian LV - 5/4/2014 11:53:08 PM
In a recent study, researchers are estimating that maternal death rates in ... diseases as major factors in the death rate among mothers, but lists anesthesia as having the lowest impact. Around the world, 293,000 women died due to pregnancy and delivery ...
Hillary Tells Church They Should Change Beliefs On Abortion – OpEd
Eurasia Review - 4/26/2015 2:45:04 AM
It was not surprising that Hillary Clinton, who strongly opposes a ban on partial-birth abortion, would tell her feminist audience at the Women in the World Summit in New ... we’ve cut the maternal mortality rate in half, but far too many women are ...