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Latest items for MMR-DATA-1

Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The maternal mortality ratio is 651 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births for the 7-year period before the survey" (343).
July 23, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Table 14.4 shows that the pregnancy-related mortality rate among women age 15-49 is 2.36 deaths per 1,000 woman-years of exposure" (247). "For every 1,000 live births in Afghanistan during the 7 years before the 2015AfDHS, approximately 13 women died during pregnancy, during childbirth, or within 2 months after childbirth. The lifetime risk of pregnancy-related death (0.073) indicates that of 1,000 women age 15, about 73 would die before age 50 during pregnancy, childbirth, or within two months of childbirth" (248). "Three percent of women reported having ever experienced symptoms of fistula" (299).
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Cambodia is one of only ten countries in the world that achieved their 2015 MDG targets associated with improving maternal health (CMDG 5) and reducing child mortality (CMDG 4). By 2015, the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) declined from 437 per 100,000 live births in 2000 to 170 in 2014. Cambodia is committed to the SDG 2030 to eliminate maternal mortality with a target of reducing the MMR to 70 per 100,000 live births" (42).
July 11, 2019, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The Committee remains deeply concerned about the high levels of maternal mortality" (10).
July 9, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Zambia

"According to the 2013-2014 ZDHS, maternal mortality rate declined from 591 per 100,000 live births in 2007 to 398 in 2014. The Ministry of Health attributed 30 percent of maternal mortality cases to unsafe abortions, mostly among adolescent girls. The major direct causes of maternal mortality were complications arising during pregnancy and birth, such as hemorrhage, septicemia (blood poisoning), obstructed labor, hypertensive conditions, and unsafe abortion. Barriers that continued to limit access to reproductive health services included limited information, inadequate staffing of rural clinics, lack of infrastructure and transport, cost, religious reasons, and misperceptions surrounding contraceptive use" (Pg 22).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In Uganda, 64% of women age 15-49 have heard of obstetric fistula, while 1% of women report ever having experienced symptoms of fistula (Table 9.16)" (148). "The maternal mortality ratio for the 7-year period before the 2016 UDHS is estimated at 336 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births" (305). "The rate of mortality associated with pregnancy and childbearing in Uganda is 0.63 maternal deaths per 1,000 woman-years of exposure" (307). "The estimate of the maternal mortality ratio for the 7-year period preceding the 2016 UDHS is 336 deaths per 100,000 live births; that is, for every 1,000 births in Uganda, just over 3 women die during pregnancy, childbirth, or within...more
July 8, 2019, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda

"The 2011 Uganda DHS reported a maternal mortality rate of 438 deaths per 100,000 live births. Skilled healthcare personnel attended 42 percent of births. Health officials attributed the high maternal mortality rate to medical complications and limited capacity of health-care facilities to manage complications" (Pg 29).
July 6, 2019, 1:13 p.m.
Countries: Togo

"Skilled health-care personnel attended approximately 60 percent of births. Although the government provided free cesarean sections, it did not provide free childbirth services generally, and the lack of doctors meant most women used skilled midwives for childbirth as well as for prenatal and postnatal care, unless the mother or child suffered serious health complications. The maternal mortality rate was 400 deaths per 100,000 live births, and a woman’s lifetime risk of maternal death was one in 50, according to the DHS. The most common causes of maternal mortality were hemorrhaging, adolescent pregnancy, and lack of access to skilled obstetric care during childbirth" (Pg 12).
July 3, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: East Timor

"According to 2015 World Health Organization estimates, the average maternal mortality rate in the country was 270 deaths per 100,000 live births. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimated that only 30 percent of children were delivered by a skilled health professional and 78 percent were delivered at home. Access to maternal health services remained a challenge for people in rural areas, although each district has at least one medical facility that provides maternal care. Sixty-one percent of mothers received antenatal care from a medical professional, and 32 percent of mothers received post-partum care. Recent efforts by the government and NGOs have expanded access to midwives and other skilled professionals in...more
July 2, 2019, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland

"The 2014 UN Trends in Maternal Mortality Report estimated the maternal mortality rate at 310 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2013; 19 percent of these deaths were AIDS related. The UN Population Division estimated 61 percent of girls and women of reproductive age used a modern method of contraception in 2014. According to the Swaziland Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey of 2010 (MICS), three-quarters of all maternal deaths occurred during delivery and in the immediate postpartum period. Access to care was lower in rural than in urban areas" (Pg 19).
July 2, 2019, 12:52 p.m.
Countries: Sudan

"The WHO estimated in 2013 that the maternal mortality rate was 216 deaths per 100,000 live births and that skilled health-care personnel attended 31 percent of births. The high maternal mortality rate stemmed in large part from lack of access to reproductive health and emergency obstetric care, particularly in rural areas, lack of access to family planning services, poor sanitation, and chronic undernourishment in poorer areas, as well as infection, malaria, anemia, and hemorrhage" (Pg 65-66).
June 28, 2019, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan

"The most recent maternal mortality rate estimate was 2,054 deaths per 100,000 live births, and a woman’s lifetime risk of maternal death was one in seven. The lack of access to skilled medical care during pregnancy and childbirth resulted in maternal death and disability from treatable conditions, such as infection, hemorrhage, and obstructed birth" (Pg 36).
June 26, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Somalia

"The United Nations reported that more than 80 percent of internally displaced women had no access to safe maternal delivery. The maternal mortality ratio was 850 per 100,000 live births due to complications during labor that often involved anemia, FGM/C, and the lack of medical care. A woman’s lifetime risk of maternal death was one in 18" (Pg 35).
June 25, 2019, 7:13 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone

"According to the UN Population Fund, the maternal mortality rate was approximately 1,100 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, with only 61 percent of births being attended by skilled health professionals between 2006 and 2013. With support from the international donor community, the government continued to implement the free health-care initiative launched in 2010, and the number of women seeking prenatal care and giving birth in medical facilities increased. Nonetheless, the program continued to be plagued with problems delivering drugs and other supplies to rural areas" (Pg 19).
June 20, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda

"According to the United Nations, the estimated maternal mortality ratio in during the year was 290 deaths per 100,000 live births, with a lifetime risk of maternal death of one in 66. Major factors influencing maternal mortality included lack of skilled health-care attendants at birth, lack of access to health facilities due to cost or distance, and unhygienic conditions. According to the UN Population Fund, skilled birth attendants attended 91 percent of births in 2014" (Pg 32).
June 20, 2019, 11:09 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Just one example is treatment of fistula, where UNFPA estimates that 4 in every 1000 married Afghan girls and women develop fistula, a high rate strongly linked to the prevalence of early marriage" (10).
June 19, 2019, 1:33 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan

"According to the most recent UN research, the maternal mortality ratio was170 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2013, a rate attributed to lack of information and services. Few women in rural areas had access to skilled attendants during childbirth, including essential obstetrics and postpartum care. According to UNICEF, deteriorating security, which caused displacement and affected access to medical services, especially in KP and FATA hindered the situation for mothers and children" (Pg 46).
June 14, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria

"Couples and individuals generally had the right to decide the number, spacing, and timing of children, but information on reproductive health and access to quality reproductive health services and emergency obstetric care was not widely available. The 2013 NDHS reported the maternal mortality rate was 576 deaths per 100,000 live births, due to such factors as lack of access to antenatal care, skilled birth attendants, emergency obstetric care, and other medical services. According to 2013 estimates by the UN, World Health Organization, and World Bank, there were approximately 40,000 maternal deaths in 2013, and a woman’s lifetime risk of maternal death was one in 31. Skilled health-care personnel attended a...more
June 12, 2019, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Niger

"The government provides free health care for children up to five years of age, leading to increased access to health centers for women’s general and essential obstetric and postpartum care, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Due to a shortage of skilled health professionals and limited resources, many women used traditional midwives during childbirth and were referred to hospitals only when the mother or child suffered health complications. According to the 2012 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), 30 percent of births took place in health centers, and skilled personnel attended 29 percent of births. The maternal mortality ratio (the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births) was 630...more
June 11, 2019, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Namibia

"Couples and individuals have the right to decide the number, spacing, and timing of their children; manage their reproductive health; and have access to the information and means to do so, free from discrimination, coercion, or violence. There are no government restrictions on the provision of contraceptives except to children under age 14, the legal age of consent for medical treatment, and 50 percent of women used a modern contraceptive method. Women who lived in urban areas had better access to skilled attendance during childbirth and postpartum care than those in rural areas. The country’s 2014 Demographic and Health Survey reported the 2013 maternal mortality ratio was 385 per 100,000...more
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"One percent of women report that they have experienced obstetric fistula; 78% of these women sought treatment (Table 9.15)" (125). "The maternal mortality ratio during the 7-year period before the 2015-16 MDHS is estimated as 439 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births" (245).
June 10, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Maternal mortality is still high with a downfall trend. Estimated at 408 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2011 — this figure decreased from about 1,000 deaths per 100,000 live births in the 90s" (22).
June 3, 2019, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Out of 100,000 births, 410 result in maternal death" (Pg 34).
June 3, 2019, 10:15 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Out of 100,000 births, 840 maternal deaths occur" (Pg 29).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: MMR-DATA-1, MMR-SCALE-1

"According to UN sources, the estimated maternal mortality ratio was 385 deaths per 100,000 live births during the year; there were an estimated 3,300 maternal deaths during the year" (37).
May 25, 2019, 3:39 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan

"A study by the Ford Foundation concludes that 43% of girls are married by 18 years of age. This is closely related to the high material death date: Out of 100,000 births, 820 result in maternal death" (Pg 22).
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Number of women dying from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth has halved over the past 20 years and maternal mortality rate is significantly lower than the EU average" (33)
March 22, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"It must be noted that the maternal mortality rate for Cyprus is one of the lowest in the world, with the cumulative crude rate for the period 2004-2015 standing at 6.9 maternal deaths per 100.000 live births (Source: Death Registry, Health Monitoring Unit, Ministry of Health, Cyprus)" (30).
March 13, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"49.2 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2016, compared with 71.64 in 2010" (31).
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Maternal mortality decreased by a factor of 1.4 (12.7 per 100,000 live births)" (5).