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
GAO report finds maternal mortality rates higher in rural, underserved areas
The Hill on MSN.com - 5/10/2021 5:19:24 PM
Mothers in rural and underserved areas face a greater risk of dying during or shortly after pregnancy, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report published publicly on Monday found mortality rates during or up to one year postpartum from pregnancy-related causes were higher in rural areas than metropolitan ones.
House Committee Spars Over High Maternal Mortality in Black Women
MedPage Today - 5/7/2021 10:09:00 PM
A House hearing on reducing maternal morbidity and mortality among Black mothers started off harmoniously, as would be expected, but later devolved into disagreement over root causes of the problem. "Our nation is facing a maternal health crisis,
China's maternal mortality rate continues to decrease
China Daily - 4/29/2021 6:57:00 AM
BEIJING - China's nationwide maternal mortality rate was 16.9 per 100,000 in 2020, down 15.9 percent than 2015, said a health official on Thursday. The infant mortality rate was 5.4 per 1,000 in 2020,
Investment in midwives stressed to reduce maternal mortality
The Himalayan Times - 5/5/2021 5:04:00 AM
If the theme of this year’s International Day of the Midwife is anything to go by, Nepal needs to invest much more on midwives, widely believed to play a vital role in reducing maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity and improving sexual and reproductive health.
Senators take aim at maternal mortality in developing world
SFGate - 4/30/2021 3:19:00 PM
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Senators from Maine and Delaware are proposing legislation that they believe would help U.S. efforts to stop preventable maternal and child deaths in the developing world.
Why blood loss after delivery remains major cause of maternal mortality in Nigeria — Physicians
The Punch Newspapers - 5/2/2021 3:55:00 AM
Medical experts in maternal health say addressing the challenge of blood loss during and after delivery remains crucial to reducing the high maternal mortality rate in Nigeria. Blood loss during and after delivery,