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
Expert identifies highest cause of maternal mortality
Vanguard - 3/3/2015 12:43:00 AM
accounts for the highest cause of maternal mortality rate in the country. Garba, who spoke at a health programme tagged FM Health Guide, in Bauchi State, also said that the same condition accounted for over 60 percent of maternal mortality in northern Nigeria.
Lakes state health initiative helping reduce maternal mortality rates
Sudan Tribune - 2/27/2015 5:05:26 AM
In the past three years safety levels have risen to 100 per cent, said CUAMM country director Chiara Scanagatta. South Sudan has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world and women have a one in seven chance of dying from pregnancy related ...
Maternal mortality still a major concern: report
The Express Tribune - 2/27/2015 8:07:23 PM
ISLAMABAD: Maternal mortality remains ... sub-national estimates on maternal mortality rate easily, cost-effectively and with greater regularity, a press release quoted her as saying. Dr Zeba Sathar, country director of Population Council, said the study ...
Can we eradicate some of the world’s worst diseases by 2030?
The Verge - 2/25/2015 3:01:57 PM
When it comes to maternal and child mortality rates, Nepal’s achievements stand out ... which has been donating the drug that treats river blindness to countries all over the world since 1987, Unnasch says. "I serve on an expert committee that assists ...
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 ...
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 ...
Maternal health is better where abortion is restricted
National Right to Life News Today - 3/2/2015 7:49:31 PM
Women’s educational level The study also shows that disparities in the level of women’s education, fertility rate, and violence ... recommendations to decrease maternal mortality in Mexico and other developing countries. This article is adapted from ...
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 and Child Death Rates Drop in Developing Countries
Medical Daily - 6/13/2012 6:30:18 AM
The report by Countdown to 2015 is authored by a global team of scholars and professionals from Universities around the world and from agencies ... that Niger was the worst country for mothers due to high maternal mortality rates, while Norway was ...
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 ...
Cesarean section rates in Portugal decline by 10 percent
Medical Xpress - 3/2/2015 7:46:31 AM
Researchers believe this may be due to more information and training of healthcare staff, along with inclusion of C-section rates as part of the criteria for hospital funding. C-section rates have been on the rise around the world, which has drawn ...
Union Govt concerned over 80 per cent mortality among neonatal population caused by pneumonia & diarrhoea
Pharmabiz - 3/2/2015 7:53:41 AM
Union government is concerned about high neonatal mortality and fatality coming from pneumonia and diarrhoea cases.“These diseases continue to be leading causes of deaths in the country attributing ... a higher rate of decline of Maternal Mortality ...
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 ...
Maternal Mortality Rates Rising in California
ABC News - 3/3/2010 11:55:28 PM
But this story is about the rare exception -- women who die within 42 days of childbirth ... According to the World Health Organization, the U.S. ranks behind more than 40 other countries when it comes to maternal death rates, with 11 deaths per 100,000 ...
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 ...