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
Maternal Mortality Rates Much Higher for Minorities in US
Medscape News - 10/25/2016 6:02:50 PM
Maternal mortality rates in the United States have increased ... has decreased by 44% worldwide from 1990 to 2015, she said. A recent World Health Organization report for 167 of 183 countries documented reductions in maternal mortality from 2000 to 2013 ...
Maternal Mortality Remains a Serious Problem
MedPage Today - 10/24/2016 3:33:42 PM
"A recent World Health Organization report found that 157 out ... "If you're an African American woman in some parts of this country, your maternal mortality rate with pregnancy is higher than it is in some countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Why Maternal Mortality is Rising in the United States
thedoctorweighsin.com - 10/26/2016 4:07:07 PM
This is incredibly unsettling considering the recent statistics released by the World Health Organization ... Education, awareness, and access to quality maternal healthcare is key in reducing the country’s maternal mortality rate.
Which State Has The Highest Maternal Death Rate? Texas' Rate Has Been Climbing
www.romper.com - 10/19/2016 11:53:33 PM
Good news first: A study in August found that, over the course of 14 years, the majority of countries in the world succeeded in reducing ... place six weeks or more after childbirth — maternal mortality rates include maternal deaths up to a year after ...
U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Unusually High and Rising
thevaccinereaction.org - 10/13/2016 7:28:39 PM
finds that the maternal mortality rate (MMR) in the United States has gone up by 64 percent since 1990 and is now higher than most “high-income” countries. According to the “Maternal Mortality Collaborators” segment of this year’s Global Burden ...
Combating high rate of child and maternal mortality
guardian.ng - 10/25/2016 3:43:50 AM
This makes the country the second largest contributor to the under–five and maternal mortality rate in the world. More alarming is the situation in rural and hard-to-reach areas in Kwara State where access to care is limited, impacting on maternal and ...
Nigeria named second largest contributor to maternal mortality
NATIONAL MIRROR - 10/15/2016 2:29:48 AM
This makes the country the second largest contributor to the under-five and maternal mortality rate in the world. “We do not have an option but to jointly accept immediate considerations of reducing mortality through appropriate risk reduction measures.
Midwife in Haiti tells of delivering babies knee-deep in water by torchlight
The Guardian - 10/24/2016 11:54:46 PM
The country’s maternal mortality rate stands at 359 per 100,000 births in 2105 ... were impeding progress. A spokesman for the World Food Programme’s Haiti operation told the Guardian it had so far managed to get food assistance to just 10% of the ...
Nigeria is the ninth worst country in the world to be a girl
venturesafrica.com - 10/24/2016 7:08:27 PM
The Girls’ Opportunity Index report by Save the Children, an Australian aid and development agency dedicated to helping children, has ranked Nigeria the ninth-worst country in the world ... rate of child marriage, adolescent fertility, maternal mortality ...
Girl Effect and Gavi team up to combat cervical cancer in developing countries
News-Medical - 10/13/2016 5:02:30 AM
As the world marks the fourth International ... cervical cancer in developing countries. The number of deaths from cervical cancer is on the rise and, without intervention, it is set to overtake maternal mortality in developing countries.
Our Abysmal Maternal Health Statistics And How To Improve Them
Forbes - 10/12/2016 3:19:18 PM
This past year, the United States received the dubious distinction of being one of only 7 countries in the world, including Somalia and ... for a longer post-partum period to decrease rates of maternal mortality and better offer their children the care ...
NEMA Calls for Collective Action to Reduce Mortality in Disaster Risk Communities
This Day Live - 10/26/2016 11:02:18 PM
This makes the country the second largest contributor to the under-five and maternal mortality rain the world.” According to him ... progress in cutting down infant and under-five mortality rates, the pace still remains too slow. Preventable or treatable ...
Countries With The Highest Maternal Mortality Rates
worldatlas.com - 7/24/2016 11:56:30 PM
Other countries with high maternal mortality rates (and their respective numbers of maternal ... In addition, international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) work with government officials and community members to increase knowledge ...
Government launches programme to expand free maternal care
kbctv.co.ke - 10/18/2016 12:13:13 PM
Efforts to reduce maternal deaths is a focal point of the current government’s agenda, international agreements and a priority for women’s rights and health groups throughout the world because ... morbidity and mortality rates in the country.
Join maternal mortality fight – Second Lady urges Ghanaians
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - 10/14/2016 10:30:35 AM
Mrs. Amissah-Arthur proposed the adoption of some best practices from the developed world to totally deal with maternal mortality in the country. She made the call when she launched a book, “Pregnancy School" authored by Dr. Linda Vanotoo in Accra.