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
Diabetes, Hypertension, Obesity Reduce Maternal Survival Rate
Med India - 5/2/2016 1:17:38 PM
Women's and Children's Health at the World Health Organization (WHO). "There has been a huge improvement in the provision of these interventions in low and middle-income countries and this has reduced maternal mortality globally. But the vast majority of ...
Maternal, child mortality have tremendously decreased – First Lady
citizentv.co.ke - 4/28/2016 5:54:24 PM
Also Read: You cannot disband IEBC forcefully – Uhuru to Raila “The rate of maternal and child mortality has decreased ... “We must celebrate the success we as a country, as a continent and as a world, have realized. Much has been achieved, and ...
Abortion is Not Safer for Women Than Childbirth. Here’s Why
Life News - 5/4/2016 10:23:28 AM
maternal mortality rates are lower than neighboring countries where abortion is legal. In fact, Ireland has one of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the world. A study from Chile also found that maternal mortality declined because of better access to ...
Kenya: Maternal and Child Mortality Have Tremendously Decreased Across the World Including Kenya, Says First Lady
AllAfrica - 4/29/2016 1:21:12 PM
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta today said Kenya is among countries that have witnessed an incredible decrease in maternal and child mortality across the world. She said it is ... than at any other time in history "The rate of maternal and child mortality ...
How tax dodging helps cripple developing nations
The Final Call - 4/20/2016 8:31:13 AM
... East African nation also has one of the highest rates of maternal and under-five mortality rates in the world. According to the World Health Organization, Uganda is one of the top 10 countries that account for the majority of global maternal deaths.
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 ...
Op-ed: U.S. abortion policies hurt women across the globe
Salt Lake Tribune - 4/30/2016 2:53:04 PM
In Sierra Leone, unsafe abortions account for 10 percent of the countries maternal mortality rate in public hospitals. The World Health Organization estimates that one half of all abortions worldwide are unsafe and that 98 percent of those are happening in ...
Guyana among regional countries with highest maternal mortality rates
Stabroek News - 5/10/2014 8:58:24 AM
However, this is not the case as the country is among five in the Carib-bean and the Americas with the highest rates of maternal ... changes in maternal mortality worldwide and by region and country. It was produced jointly by the World Health Organ ...
Maternal Mortality Rates Dropping Worldwide
News Max - 12/3/2015 2:57:59 PM
Maternal mortality rates have dropped substantially over the ... progress than the ambitious target of a 75 percent reduction that world leaders set for this time period. In developing countries, most women who die during pregnancy, childbirth or the ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
World Maternal Mortality Rate Is Improving; The US's Isn't
Denver Channel ABC News - 11/12/2015 2:25:37 PM
(Video via United Nations) Only nine countries met the U.N.'s goal of reducing maternal mortality by 75 percent, and some, including the United States, had higher mortality rates in 2015 than they did in 1990. That's turned some heads. The U.S.'s maternal ...
Our maternal mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 11/18/2015 5:38:56 PM
The United States ranks near the bottom of the world ... countries, where health-care access is universal. So in the United States, the mothers who need care the most may be getting the least of it, which naturally leads to higher maternal mortality rates.
US maternal mortality rate is twice that of Canada, says UN
FOX News - 11/12/2015 12:38:15 PM
The United States was also one of only 13 countries to have worse rates of maternal mortality in 2015 than in 1990 - a group that also includes North Korea, Zimbabwe and Venezuela. The survey, led by the World Health Organization, aims to track progress ...