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
Top Five Countries with Highest Rates of Maternal Mortality
International Business Times - 5/6/2014 12:02:06 PM
As the World health Organisation (WHO) releases its latest report on maternal mortality ... live births.The rate has notably diminished from 1990, when it was of 560. According to the WHO report, India along with nine other countries accounts for 60% ...
MDGs: We Are Winning War Against Poverty, Maternal Death – Jonathan
Leadership - 8/18/2014 9:33:06 PM
He said that though the trend was recorded against the infant mortality rate, “the rate of 61 deaths per 1,000 live births needs to be reduced by further 50% to meet the 2015 target“. Jonathan said that the country had been able to reduce the Maternal ...
A call to action to galvanize momentum around maternal, child health in India
Reuters - 8/18/2014 2:45:05 PM
In September 2000, building upon a decade of dialogue, world leaders ... the reduction of maternal and under-five child mortality we are faced with the task of bringing these known solutions rapidly to scale across the country. This requires a combination ...
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 ...
24 countries vow to cut maternal mortality rates
The 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.
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 ...
The U.S. Is The Only Developed Nation With A Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
The Huffington Post - 5/20/2014 1:58:31 AM
"In the global context, yes -- the United States has a low maternal mortality rate," Kassebaum ... times that of Iceland, the world's leader." Globally, there has been a decrease in maternal mortality rates. But eight countries are bucking that trend ...
The U.S. Is One Of The Only Countries In The World Where Maternal Deaths Are Rising
Think Progress - 5/5/2014 11:59:07 PM
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 ...
11 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have reduced maternal mortality, new UN data show
Thebahamasweekly.com - 5/6/2014 11:57:55 PM
It was produced jointly by the World Health Organization ... the MDG target of a 75% reduction in maternal mortality from the 1990 rate by 2015. Based on these latest trends however, many low- and middle-income countries—including countries in Latin ...
Maternal Death Rates in US Are on Par With Developing Countries
Guardian LV - 5/4/2014 11:53:08 PM
Around the world, 293,000 women died due to pregnancy and delivery complications in 2013, down from the high number of 376,000 back in 1990, putting the U.S. on par with developing countries around the globe in relation to its maternal death rates.
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 ...
Maternal mortality: how many women die in childbirth in your country?
theguardian.com - 4/12/2010 11:58:08 PM
Just as many women are dying in pregnancy and childbirth in the UK as they were 20 years ago, leaving Britain trailing behind countries ... been declining at a rate of about 1.4% a year. The figures - shown below, show the Maternal mortality ratio (MMR ...
Unlike in most other countries, U.S. maternal deaths are on the rise
MinnPost - 5/8/2014 11:55:33 PM
It is still safer to become pregnant and give birth in the United States than in most other countries ... That means we rank 31 st in maternal death among the world’s 178 countries. Finland, Norway and Sweden — all with rates of 4 deaths for every ...
Ghana Declines In Maternal Mortality Rate By 49%
Spy Ghana - 5/15/2014 11:58:35 AM
Ghana has recorded a decline in its Maternal Mortality Rate ... countries in Sub-Saharan Africa ‘making progress’ towards the MDG 5 target. The Maternal Health Advisor of the MamaYe Campaign in Ghana, Dr Sylvia Deganus, expressed delight that the rate ...
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 ...