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
Launched: A project to reduce maternal and child mortality by 2020 in Kenya.
wvi.org - 12/2/2016 10:58:23 AM
Kenya has long suffered from high maternal, newborn and child morbidity and mortality rates ... change and enrich policy at Country level. The knowledge products will be shared to shape and define MNCHN programming globally. World Vision Kenya will ...
How close is the world to ending extreme poverty?
www.brookings.edu - 12/2/2016 5:03:27 PM
We consider country-level trajectories for six key SDG targets out to 2030: child mortality (under-5 and neonatal), maternal mortality, access to drinking water, access to sanitation, undernourishment, and primary school completion rates. Figure 1 ...
A UMD professor discussed maternal mortality in Africa and what the U.S. can learn from it
dbknews.com - 11/29/2016 3:30:58 AM
according to the World Health Organization. One reason maternal mortality rates in this region remain high is because many women don't have access to contraceptives, Reed said. She added that there might be similar concerns growing in this country.
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 ...
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 ...
Leave no child behind: Moving the agenda forward
SciDev.Net - 11/29/2016 3:55:25 PM
Most of the world now recognises that ... Since 2000, 24 low- and lower-middle-income countries – including Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique and Niger - have achieved the goal of reducing their under-five mortality rate by two-thirds.
3 in 4 Maternal, Newborn and Young Child Deaths Occur in just 20 Countries, Report Reveals
prnewswire.com - 11/25/2016 1:01:13 PM
Most maternal, newborn and child deaths are preventable. The new report highlights nine main killers which are responsible for the high mortality rates in the 20 countries with the ... Visit www.TogetherWeCan.world to find out more and download our ...
Texas’ maternal death rates top most industrialized countries
USA Today - 9/10/2016 1:05:27 PM
The clinic is on a frontline mission to reverse a disturbing trend in Texas: Women in the state are dying of pregnancy-related ailments at a higher rate than the rest of the country and ... and head of the state’s Maternal Mortality and MorbidityTask ...
Maternal Mortality Rate in U.S. Rises, Defying Global Trend, Study Finds
New York Times - 9/21/2016 9:27:48 PM
WASHINGTON — One of the biggest worldwide public health triumphs in recent years has been maternal mortality. Global death rates fell by more than a third from 2000 to 2015. The United States, however, is one of the few countries in the world that have ...
Conscious party: Mama Maisha fights maternal mortality
Mountain Xpress - 11/25/2016 11:59:46 PM
One immediate goal is to reduce the country’s maternal mortality rate, which was 398 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015, according to the World Health Organization. “Mama Maisha trains local women and men as project staff,” Reta explains.
Comment: Maternal mortality still high in poor countries
Times Colonist - 10/28/2016 8:05:08 AM
Every day, about 830 mothers around the world die due to pregnancy and childbirth ... to the number of births — what’s called the maternal mortality ratio — is much higher in low-income countries. In 2015, the maternal mortality ratio in low-income ...
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.
World Maternal Mortality Rate Is Improving; The US's Isn't
newsy.com - 11/11/2015 11:59:28 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 ...
Loss of health staff could increase maternal mortality in Ebola-hit countries: World Bank
Reuters - 7/8/2015 7:23:34 AM
The loss of health workers to Ebola could increase maternal mortality in Guinea ... could increase maternal deaths up to rates last seen in these countries 15-20 years ago," Markus Goldstein, lead economist at the World Bank, said in a statement.
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 ...