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
Georgia has highest maternal death rate in the country
Albany Herald - 12/5/2013 11:59:14 PM
The agency is also partnering with the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN ... says the state is determined to reduce its maternal mortality rate. Fitzgerald, an ob/gyn, notes that many obstetric hemorrhage ...
Nigerian maternal mortality drops to 224 per 100,000 live births
Businessday Online - 12/6/2013 9:10:25 AM
The UN World Population Prospects and the Institute for Health Metric Reports (2010) puts the country’s rate at 545 per 100,000 on maternal mortality. The UN report also showed that in 2010, the figure stood at 75 deaths per 1000 live births.
Addressing Mortality of the World's Mothers
The Huffington Post - 12/6/2013 8:23:18 PM
Nearly 20 years ago, then First Lady Hillary Clinton declared to the United Nations that "it is no longer acceptable to discuss women's rights as separate from human rights." A core component of women's rights is ensuring that all women ...
YouTube Mom’s Death Highlights Frightening U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate
shine.yahoo.com - 12/6/2013 5:17:11 PM
As a mom blogger, I keep tabs on all sorts of parenting and health reports, including news on pregnancy and labor. So I've known for a while that, despite the huge amounts of money the U.S. spends on healthcare every year, we still have a disturbingly high ...
IIT-Guwahati, IBM tie up to curb maternal mortality rate
Times of India - 12/7/2013 7:10:32 PM
It is aimed at overcoming the literacy barrier among pregnant women in rural areas. The information will be demonstrated through audio-visual animations in Assamese language. "One need not be technologically sound to interact with the system.
Why reduction of maternal mortality rate by 2015 is not achievable –Expert
nationalmirroronline.net - 1/26/2013 11:58:12 PM
According to the figures from the United Nations (UN) World Population Prospects and the Institute for Health Metric Reports of 2010 published in 2012, Nigeria still ranks high on the list of countries with high maternal and infant mortality rates with a ...
24 countries vow to cut maternal mortality rates
Jakarta Post - 10/28/2010 11:58:21 PM
Its member countries include some of the world’s most populous nations, such as China, India and Indonesia, and several African countries struggling with poverty. Maternal mortality rates remain high in some PPD countries, especially in Africa.
WHO - 12/5/2013 3:16:41 PM
Maternal mortality is unacceptably ... deaths in some areas of the world reflects inequities in access to health services, and highlights the gap between rich and poor. Almost all maternal deaths (99%) occur in developing countries. More than half of ...
Study Says Meeting Contraception Needs Could Cut Maternal Deaths by a Third
New York Times - 7/10/2012 1:43:34 PM
draws on maternal mortality and survey data from the United Nations and World Health Organization to estimate the annual number of maternal deaths in 172 countries and the share that could be preventable by the use of contraception. Birth ...
Remarkable progress in reducing child mortality and improving maternal health
WHO - 5/30/2013 11:37:01 AM
29 May 2013 - Some of the world’s poorest countries have managed to cut maternal and young child mortality rates by half or more, according to a new report from Countdown to 2015. The report, Accountability for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival ...
WHO: Global Maternal Mortality Declines by More Than One-Third
Voice of America - 9/13/2010 11:54:27 PM
Hay said the World Bank is prepared to make a significant monetary contribution toward achieving the Millennium goals in 35 of the poorest nations with the highest rates of maternal mortality. "These are mostly going to be countries in sub-Saharan Africa ...
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: A reduction in deaths from haemorrhage
Medical Xpress - 12/2/2013 3:20:14 PM
giving a maternal death rate of 10.3 per 100,000 live births. France has a rate comparable to that of neighbouring European countries that have an enhanced surveillance system, and compares favourably to the Netherlands and the United States, where the ...
WHA Told Maternal Mortality Not Improved by Legalizing Abortion
Life News - 5/18/2011 11:55:01 PM
A new analysis of research from the World Health Organization ... compares the impact of improved medical care and legalized abortion on maternal mortality rates in several countries. Maternal deaths declined sharply in the United States, England ...
Nigeria: Infant, Maternal Mortality Rates
AllAfrica - 7/6/2011 9:49:29 AM
The recent visit to the country by the United Nations ... WHO and UNICEF statistics rate Nigeria second, only to India in maternal mortality, thus contributing over 10 per cent of the world's total estimate of maternal deaths. And for every such deaths ...