The United States is among the eight countries in the world to experience an increase in maternal mortality since 2003 - joining Afghanistan and countries in Africa and Central America, a study said.
Eliminating maternal mortality, which is defined as the deaths related to pregnancy, would result in a gain of over a half year in life expectancy worldwide, according to a new study.
A new study has suggested that rising obesity is leading to more deaths of pregnant women and an increase in birth defects.
Coordinated efforts by NGOs and the private sector are necessary to take various government schemes to grass roots level and to reduce the maternal mortality rate (MMR), National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Mamta Sharma said Tuesday.
indicators like maternal mortality ratio (MMR) and infant
mortality ratio (IMR) are still "areas of concern", Union
Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Wednesday.
India`s maternal mortality rate is actually much lower compared to other nations.
Day in Pics: 28th August
August 28, 2014
Bipasha at launch event for Delhi Half Marathon