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, 2020See also: Maternal mortality rate map
Child, maternal, and adult mortality in Sierra Leone: nationally representative mortality survey 2018–20
The Lancet - 11/25/2021 11:32:00 PM
Over 60% of individuals in Sierra Leone die prematurely, before age 70 years, most from preventable or treatable causes. Nationally representative mortality surveys such as the SL-SRS are of high value in providing reliable cause-of-death information to set public health priorities and target interventions in low-income countries.
AMA Vows Action on Maternal Mortality, Debates Funding Sources
Medscape - 11/17/2021 6:30:00 PM
The first in a projected series of AMA reports on maternal healthcare is aimed at identifying and addressing why the US is the only industrialized country in the world where maternal mortality is rising.
Bloomberg spotlights maternal mortality research in Sub-Saharan Africa
Johns Hopkins Newsletter - 11/16/2021 11:03:00 PM
Childbirth is often associated with joy, but for women, pregnancy is often a time of vulnerability. A pregnant woman or newborn dies around the world every eleven seconds. Around 810 preventable deaths occur every day from pregnancy and childbirth,
Adolescents contribute 40% to maternal mortality, says minister
The Punch Newspapers - 11/16/2021 12:56:00 AM
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has said adolescents contribute 40 per cent to the maternal mortality ratio in Nigeria. Ehanire said the country experience a maternal mortality ratio of 512 per 100,
Mothers getting sick or dying in childbirth costs the US more than $30 billion a year
Quartz - 11/16/2021 10:00:00 AM
The US is a dangerous place to give birth. The rate of maternal mortality—deaths resulting from pregnancy or delivery complications—and pregnancy-related illnesses are the highest of any rich country.
NFHS 2019-21: Anemia rising across all age-groups, fertility rate falls below replacement rate for first time
cnbctv18 - 11/25/2021 4:58:00 PM
National Family Health Survey is the most comprehensive survey on socio-economic and health indicators in the country. The 2019-21 NFHS has highlighted some key demographic trends, with the biggest being the distressing health epidemic -- rising cases of anemia across all age groups.
6 things you need to know about maternal mortality in Indiana
Yahoo - 11/16/2021 2:26:00 PM
experts and state officials have referred to Indiana’s maternal mortality rate as the third-highest in the country. But the data that supports that ranking is drawn from old methods of measuring ...
Congress must pass the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 now
The Connecticut Mirror - 11/23/2021 5:46:00 AM
Today in America, Black and Indigenous pregnant mothers are dying at an alarming rate because ... industrialized world of maternal mortality. This is simply unacceptable. This country is not ...
HCA Healthcare Strengthens Partnership With March of Dimes to Help Give All Moms and Babies a Healthier Tomorrow
YAHOO!Finance - 11/17/2021 1:30:00 PM
HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, and March of Dimes, a leading nonprofit fighting for the health of all moms and babies, today announced a unique partnership that focuses on improving maternal mortality and morbidity outcomes through postpartum discharge education and by lowering hospital caesarian rates among low-risk,