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, 2014See also: Maternal mortality rate map
Why Reducing Maternal, Child Mortality Seems Difficult
Leadership - 7/6/2015 2:39:37 AM
In Nigeria, the chance of women dying of maternal ... Statistics (NBS) puts the figure at about 350 per 100,000 live births. The risk of dying in developing countries is 1 in 150 and 1 in 4,700 in industrialized countries. Nigeria alone, according to the ...
What’s holding back Ghana’s progress in reducing maternal mortality
THE CONVERSATION - 7/6/2015 12:16:27 AM
Between 1980 and 2008, Ghana successfully cut maternal deaths from 731 to 409 per 100,000 pregnancies. The current rate of 380 is below the sub-Saharan Africa average of 510 in 2013, making Ghana the country ... problem of maternal mortality and has ...
UN: 15-year push ends extreme poverty for a billion people
theguardian.com - 7/6/2015 2:49:45 PM
Ban noted that in 2011, nearly 60% of the world’s extremely poor people lived in five countries – India ... division of unpaid care and domestic work. While the child mortality rate has declined by more than half over the past 25 years – falling ...
Georgia Officials Seek Solutions to High Maternal Mortality Rates
RH Reality Check - 6/23/2015 10:11:41 AM
Committee members have looked into the causes of high rates of maternal mortality throughout the state and the disproportional effects on women of color. “It’s one thing to just state, we’re the worst in the country,” said Dr. Michael K.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pennsylvania lawmakers need to act on maternal and infant mortality issue
Delaware County Daily Times - 6/25/2015 11:16:43 PM
While the mortality rate has been increasing dramatically here, it has declined by more than 30 percent in the rest of the world ... The lifetime risk of maternal death is greater in the U.S. than in 40 other countries, including almost all other ...
Lessons from Millennium Development Goals ‘springboard’ for future UN agenda – Ban
UN News Centre - 7/6/2015 5:41:33 PM
6 July 2015 – The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) galvanized the world ... child mortality. Between 1990 and 2015, the annual rate of reduction of under-five mortality has more than tripled globally; On Goal 5 – to improve maternal ...
Top Five Countries with Highest Rates of Maternal Mortality
International Business Times - 5/6/2014 12:59:22 PM
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 ...
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We May Soon See the End of Malaria
US News and World Report - 7/6/2015 4:37:08 PM
Malaria deaths around the world have reached an ... a 69 percent reduction in the rate of child deaths from malaria. Estimated change in malaria incidence rate (cases per 1,000 population at risk) and malaria mortality rate (deaths per 100,000 persons ...
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 ...
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 ...
Obscene Increase In Maternal Mortality Rates In The United States
The Inquisitr - 5/8/2014 7:52:10 PM
but the United States is one of eight countries in the world where the maternal mortality rate is going up, not down, according to the newest figures. In fact, the US is rock bottom of the developing nations of the world in maternal mortality – #60 out ...
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 ...
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 ...