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Latest items for MMR-DATA-1

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).
Oct. 11, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"women in Somalia have the world’s third-highest chance of dying during childbirth" (para 9). "Between 2010 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio dropped from 820 maternal deaths per 100,000 lives births to 732 deaths, and it has declined from 1210 per 100,000 since 1990" (para 16).
Sept. 20, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Countries: China, Mexico, Nepal
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Since 2012, Jungle Mamas has been collaborating with One Heart World-Wide, a world-renouned organization that has worked to reduce maternal and neonatal health in Nepal, Tibet, and Mexico.Through this collaboration, Jungle Mamas has worked to successfully implement One Heart’s Network of Safety; a proven effective, sustainable, and replicable model that works with all stakeholders—families, communities, local and national governments—in the active engagement of reducing maternal and newborn death. The Network of Safety 'raises awareness, teaches good practices, and distributes essential supplies to ensure that mothers and infants survive delivery and the first months of life'"(para 8-9)
Sept. 20, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Ecuador’s current health priority is reducing maternal and neonatal mortality at the national level. As of 2012, the national maternal mortality rate was 60.20 maternal deaths per 100,000 livebirths and it’s infant mortality rate was 12.76/1,000 live births*. This information is primarily comprised of urban areas where populations have easy access to hospitals and medical attention"(para 5)."Achuar territory spans both the Morona-Santiago and Pastaza provinces, where both maternal and infant mortality are high. In the province of Morona-Santiago, the maternal mortality rate was 116.32/100,000 live births, or in other words, the fourth highest in the country*. The infant mortality rate was reported at 9.23/1,000 live births*. In the Province of ...more
Sept. 8, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: MISA-DATA-1, MMR-DATA-1

"One in every 19 maternal deaths in Ontario is attributable to suicide" (para 1). "The research examined coroner records of women aged 18-45 who took their lives over a 15-year period from 1994-2008, and found that suicide accounted for 51 of 966 deaths among pregnant women and those in the first year following birth across the province — that's approximately five per cent. And it makes suicide the fourth leading cause of death for perinatal women" (para 5).
July 18, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Maternal mortality is very high in Indonesia" (para 3).
July 13, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to Table 1, the Peru maternal mortality ratio is 68. Units are not stated (1)
April 18, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Maternal Mortality Rate [is] 66/100,000 live births" (para 7). "The most common cause of maternal mortality in DPRK is post-partum hemorrhage, with women who give birth at home most at risk" (para 8).
March 24, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"According to the most recent UN Population Fund data, maternal mortality rate was 380 per 100,000 live births, with 37 percent of births assisted by skilled attendants" (25).
March 21, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"According to UN estimates, the maternal mortality rate was 560 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2014, and the lifetime risk of maternal death was one in 36" (11).
March 20, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Nevertheless, the UN Population Fund reported...a maternal mortality ratio of 250 deaths per 100,000 live births" (11).
March 16, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"According to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the maternal mortality ratio was 610 deaths per 100,000 live births" (22).
March 14, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The maternal mortality rate declined in recent years--to 88 deaths per 100,000 live births, according to the World Health Organization’s most recent estimate" (16).
March 9, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"According to 2013 WHO estimates, there were between 210 and 720 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births" (15).
March 7, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"According to the Health Ministry, the maternal mortality rate in 2013 was 433 per 100,000 live births" (21).
March 3, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The World Health Organization estimated the maternal mortality rate to be 291 deaths for every 100,000 live births in 2014" (15-16).
Feb. 27, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Modeling completed by the government with support from the Gates Foundation and UN agencies found the number of women dying during pregnancy and childbirth had dropped from an estimated 676 deaths per 100,000 live births to an estimated 420 deaths per 100,000 live births" (29).
Feb. 23, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"According to the UN Population Fund, in 2013 the maternal mortality rate was 290 per 100,000 live births; 8.9 percent of those deaths were attributed to HIV/AIDS" (23).
Feb. 15, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The UN Population Fund estimated the maternal mortality rate in 2012 at 383 deaths per 100,000 live births, down from 546 in 2002" (20).
Feb. 15, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The World Health Organization reported a maternal mortality rate of 200 per 100,000 births in 2013" (30).
Feb. 8, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The Demographic Health Survey estimated the maternal mortality rate in 2012 to be 614 per 100,000 live births, an increase from 543 in 2005" (21).
Feb. 2, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"According to the survey, the maternal mortality rate was 846 deaths per 100,000 live births, and a woman’s lifetime risk of maternal death was one in 13" (28).
Jan. 31, 2017, 11:02 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In countries such as Afghanistan, [fistulas are] destroying thousands of women's lives" (para 9). "While no reliable statistics exist, an estimated 3,000 women in Afghanistan have fistula, according to Dr Bannet Ndyanabangi, the country director for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Afghanistan, which works to improve maternal and reproductive health" (para 24). "Today, Afghanistan's maternal mortality rate is about 327 per 100,000 live births, according to UNFPA. It's a dramatic reduction from the 1,600 per 100,000 live births recorded in 2002, but it is still high. 'That means you have 12 women a day in Afghanistan dying in childbirth,' Ndyanabangi says. 'Fistula cases could be three or five ...more