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Latest items for MMR-DATA-1

April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Operational targets that were to have been achieved by the end of 2015: To reduce maternal mortality from 578 to 193 deaths per 100,000 live births" (page 6). ". . . Strategic Area 1: Geographic focus with increased efforts in Lake zone (Kagera, Mwanza, Geita, Mara, Simiyu, and Shinyanga regions) and Western zones (Tabora and Kigoma regions) where maternal, newborn, and child mortality is highest, with a focus on reducing rural-urban disparities" (page 7).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The maternal mortality rate is 307 per 100,000 live births, one of the highest in the world (Ministry of Health, 2012)" (10). "The overall morbidity and mortality rates remain high, with child mortality at 184 per 1,000 and maternal mortality at 484 per 100,000 live births" (27). "The rate of maternal mortality per 100,000 in Burkina Faso decreased from 339 in 2007 to 242 in 2010, the 2015 target being 221" (30).
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

Table 3: Woman and child health indicators (2009-2013) shows that the maternal mortality rate is generally decreasing although there are some fluctuations from year to year. In 2013, it was 6.7 deaths per 1,000 births (10).
April 4, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"…the committee notes with concern: ...That the maternal mortality rate remains high in rural and mountainous areas and among ethnic minority women" (10).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The Committee welcomes the measure taken by the State party to enhance the provision of health services for women, including through the provision of ancestral medicine, but is concerned about: (a) The persistently high rates of maternal mortality and the limited access to health infrastructures for pregnant women, in particular for indigenous women and in rural areas" (10).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Thus, the maternal mortality rate has been falling in Burubdi since 1990. It has fallen at a rate 30 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births per year, yielding an overall reduction of 54.5% between 1990 and 2010. The number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2010 was estimated at 500" (22).
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The Committee notes the efforts made by the State party to improve the health status of women, but notes with concern: (a) The high rates of maternal mortality and child mortality" (page 9).
March 17, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The reduction of the rate of maternal mortality was from 56 per 100,000 live births in 2009 to 38 per 100,000 live births in 2013, thus fulfilling MDG 5 ahead of schedule" (30).
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The following indicators show the magnitude of this improvement and its effect on women's health in particular…A decline in the rate of maternal mortality during birth from 48 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 14 in 2014" (42).
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"2015 saw a reduction in maternal deaths: from 960 deaths and a maternal mortality ratio (RMM) of 42.3 in 2012 to 861 deaths and an RMM of 38.2. Currently the RMM is 31.7 deaths per 100000 births and the causes of maternal death have changed: from direct obstetric causes to indirect ones" (page 25-26).
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Maternal mortality- Ratio per 100,000 live births: 33 in 2010 (this was closer to 100 in 1990)" (6). "Maternal Mortality rate — 33.3 per 100,000 live births (2010)" (6). "The United Nations in Sri Lanka has reported that “according to the Family Health Bureau of the Ministry of Health the maternal mortality ratio has declined from 92 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 33.3 in 2010" (22). "Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) for the year 2012 is 37.7 per 100,000 live births" (42). "The MMR stands at 33 for 100,000 live births for the year 2010" (43).
Feb. 28, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In Kenya, the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) is high, with 488 deaths per every 100,000 live births per year" (30).
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2012, for every 100 childbirths there were 0.06 cases of fistula or vesico-vaginal fistula" (pg 19). "The rate of maternal mortality is declining, from 648 per 100,000 live births in 2006 to 554 in 2010 (source: 2010 DHS). One of the contributing factors we should note is that the proportion of deliveries assisted by qualified personnel rose from 17.7 per cent in 2006 to 29.5 per cent in 2010 (SNIS). In 2010, according to the 2010 national survival and mortality survey (ENSM; source INS), the 2015 goal of 50 per cent is highly likely to be reached" (pg 20).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2015, the maternal mortality rate was 15.7 per 100,000 births, representing 20 cases of death that year" (52).
Jan. 8, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The lifetime risk of maternal death indicates that 1 in 200 women in Myanmar will die from either pregnancy or childbearing" (235).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1, MMR-PRACTICE-1, MMR-DATA-1, IM-DATA-1, PPWA-DATA-1

"Access to health care was a significant problem in the indigenous comarcas as reflected in high rates of maternal and infant mortality and malnutrition"(24)
Dec. 20, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the table entitled "Mongolia", the maternal mortality rate is 44 (table).
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"54 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births" (para 12).
Dec. 13, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"High number of mothers continue to be denied this right as maternal mortality rates showed an increase in 2015 from 2014. Globally, Pakistan’s ranking in the Mother Mortality Ratio (MMR) slipped to 149 from 147 — just ahead of Afghanistan — according to the State of the World’s Mothers 2015 report by Save the Children. The MMR has remained on the higher end at 170/1000 deaths, far from the MDG 2 target of 140/1000 deaths" (para 6).
Dec. 13, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The maternal mortality rate has fallen dramatically" (para 4). The article does not specifically state the rate of this decrease (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 30, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"...a high number of mothers continue to be denied this right as maternal mortality rates showed an increase in 2015 from 2014. Globally, Pakistan’s ranking in the Mother Mortality Ratio (MMR) slipped to 149 from 147 – just ahead of Afghanistan – according to the State of the World’s Mothers 2015 report by Save the Children. The MMR has remained on the higher end at 170/1000 deaths, far from the MDG 2 target of 140/1000 deaths" (para 5).
Nov. 30, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"This instability greatly increases the risk of maternal mortality, and each day, an average of 507 maternal deaths occur in emergency situations, resulting in 60 per cent of maternal deaths globally" (para 12).
Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"According to UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) statistics, the maternal mortality rate in 2013 was 87 per 100,000 live births. Final results from the 2012 National Nutrition Survey--conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics, with technical assistance from the World Food Program, UNICEF, and World Health Organization--estimated that the maternal mortality rate from 2008 to 2010 decreased slightly, from 85 to 76 per 100,000 live births. UNICEF reported that the deteriorating health system, lack of medicine, and emergency referrals affected the high rate of maternal mortality"(13)."The KINU [The Korean Institute for National Unification] 2015 white paper also cited very high levels of maternal and infant mortality. Pregnant women sentenced to detention ...more
Nov. 7, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Where women do make use of maternal healthcare services, the quality of care can vary dramatically, the authors add, with some receiving too little care, too late. That, they say, can be down to delays in recognising or accessing care, as well as poorly-equipped facilities, with too few staff and a lack of evidence-based care.The situation, they add, can arise not only in low income countries, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, but also in high- and middle-income countries due to social inequalities: black women were more likely to die in childbirth in New York in 2010 than women in North Korea or Vietnam"(para 14-15)
Nov. 7, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Countries: North Korea, Vietnam
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Where women do make use of maternal healthcare services, the quality of care can vary dramatically, the authors add, with some receiving too little care, too late. That, they say, can be down to delays in recognising or accessing care, as well as poorly-equipped facilities, with too few staff and a lack of evidence-based care.The situation, they add, can arise not only in low income countries, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, but also in high- and middle-income countries due to social inequalities: black women were more likely to die in childbirth in New York in 2010 than women in North Korea or Vietnam"(para 14-15)
Nov. 7, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"A woman is examined by a midwife at a health clinic near Doko, Siguiri, Guinea. The country has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world"(para 18)
Nov. 7, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"According to the new Lancet series, the chances of a woman dying from childbirth over her lifetime is about one in 4,900 in high-income countries, while for women in sub-Saharan Africa the figure is one in 36. By contrast, according to the World Health Organisation, the UK figure is one in 5,800"(para 9)
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Maternity wards in the region [Chechnya] are below acceptable standards, resulting in preventable maternal deaths and injuries. Corruption is also omnipresent in the health system: without a bribe a pregnant woman can hardly get adequate help. Even a bribe cannot guarantee quality care: women often encounter incompetent and negligent doctors"(para 5)
Oct. 17, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Meanwhile, Sierra Leone saw a decline from 2,650 in 2000 to 1,360 in 2015, on a path toward 768 in 2030" (para 10).
Oct. 17, 2017, 7:44 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Rwanda, for example, saw its MMR plummet from 1,020 in 2000 to 290 by 2015. It is on track to reach 106 by 2030" (para 10).