In our study, the annual maternal mortality ratio
of 431/100,000 was observed over the period of five years.
The most devastating consequence of underdevelopment in any society is high death rate, and Balochistan has the highest infant and maternal mortality ratio
in South Asia.
According to the Ministry of Health's 2014 Report following the Ebola crisis, Liberia has one of the highest Maternal Mortality Ratio
(MMR) in the world, with 1,072 deaths per 100,000 live births.
The study's findings have implications for global efforts to achieve targets under goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals which call for specific measures to reduce the maternal mortality ratio
to less than 70 per 100,000 live births.
As per the latest Maternal Mortality Ratio
Bulletin released in May 2018, Maternal Mortality Ratio
(MMR) of Haryana has reduced remarkably by 26 points to 101 as per the (Sample Registration System (SRS) 2014-16).
Similarly the targeted aim of reducing the maternal mortality ratio
from 276 to 140 per 100 000 live birth was not accomplished.
While sharing his opinion at the launching ceremony of the survey report, the executive director of the National Institute of Population Studies (NIPS), Pervaiz Ahmad Junejo, said maternal mortality Ratio
(MMR) was not included in the survey because of lack of resources.
Figures for 2015 show that the maternal mortality ratio
is 239 per 100,000 live births in developing countries, versus 12 per 100,000 live births in developed countries.
According to the report, maternal mortality ratio
per 1000 live births went down to 1.72 in 2017 from 1.78 in 2016.
Maternal Mortality Ratio
(MMR) is defined as the number of maternal deaths during a given period per 100,000 live births during the same period.
Pakistan's maternal mortality ratio
index has slipped from 147 in 2014 to 149 in 2015.
The state researchers addressed MacDorman's findings in Monday's study: "Given the significant reduction in the maternal mortality ratio
when using confirmed maternal deaths, this high estimate reported was likely the result of data error."