Definition: The maternal mortality ratio (MMRatio) 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 MMRatio 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, 2019See also: Maternal mortality rate map
Why Governments Must Act to Reduce Maternal Death Rates
The National Interest - 3/30/2020 7:16:00 AM
The Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) indicates the number of maternal deaths that occur for every 100,000 live births. In 2015, the world average was 216. The highest MMRs are found in Sub-Saharan Africa (547) and in low-income countries (496). Conversely, the lowest rates of maternal death are found in high-income countries (10), the European ...
Midwife Kate Taylor is helping improve childbirth and reduce maternal mortality in Cambodia
Australian Broadcasting Corporation - 3/28/2020 1:40:00 AM
But Ms Taylor believes the death statistics are much higher than the World Health Organisation data suggests ... and incomplete information about high-risk pregnancies are major contributors to maternal mortality. "We'd love to have a footprint in every country if we can to mobilise people from here with the skills to help people in need ...
Women's Day: Maternal mortality, abortion, MTP Bill -- here's what the numbers say
Business Today - 3/8/2020 7:57:00 AM
According to UNICEF, India and Nigeria were accountable to one-third of the maternal deaths in 2017 globally. Both the countries reported ... decline in maternal mortality rate, maternal ...
Ghana: A success story of reducing maternal mortality
Stanford News - 3/6/2020 12:00:00 AM
As 2015 quickly approaches, many countries are working hard to reach the health-related Millennium Development Goals identified by the World Health Organization ... is determined to reduce the rate of maternal mortality and morbidity.
Maternal mortality rate dips in Central Region
Ghanaweb.com - 3/5/2020 12:50:00 AM
Health facilities in the Central Region have made significant strides in reducing maternal mortality from 126 in ... Family planning acceptor rate increased from 32.6 percent in 2018 to 35.3 ...
U.S. Nurse-Midwifery Programs Join International Effort to Reduce Maternal Mortality Rates
Education - 3/5/2020 12:00:00 AM
The World Health Organization (WHO ... In its 2019 Midwifery Education Trends Report, ACNM/ACME points out that U.S. maternal mortality rates are higher than in many other developed countries and have been rising. From 1991 to 2014, the U.S. mortality ...
Improving national and district capacity to tackle maternal mortality in Sierra Leone
World Health Organization - 2/25/2020 5:06:00 PM
Recent statistics show that maternal mortality accounts for 36 percent of all deaths among women age 15-49 in the country. This makes Sierra Leone one of the countries in the world with the highest life-time risk of women dying at pregnancy or childbirth.
Smriti Irani thanks Finance Minister for task force on Maternal Mortality
New Kerala - 3/4/2020 12:00:00 AM
New Delhi , Feb 11 : Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday thanked Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for envisioning the setting up a task force to check Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR ...
Why Texas' Botched Maternal Mortality Rate Matters To All Women
Refinery29 - 4/17/2018 7:58:00 PM
Back in 2016, when the original Texas statistics ... trend in maternal mortality in the United States is an upward one, making the U.S. the lone outlier in comparison to developed countries ...