Maternal Mortality Ratio in SADC By Year, Per Hundred Thousand Live Births

Maternal mortality rates in SADC indicate erratic trends and patterns owing to a number of factors. Major direct causes of maternal mortality in the SADC region include obstetric haemorrhage, obstructed labour, pregnancy induced hypertension, sepsis, and abortion complications.

Country

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Angola

688

640

450

450

450

546

526

350

351

477

Botswana

140

183

196

190

163

189

148

183

143

149

Democratic Republic
of Congo

789

803

792

793

794

777

771

746

717

693

Lesotho

932

932

932

1 115

1 115

1 143

1 143

1 143

1 143

1 024

Madagascar

495

482

468

436

436

420

402

384

369

353

Malawi

807

613

510

633

675

618

624

574

574

n.a

Mauritius

17

36

37

65

33

34

62

66

52

47

Mozambique

741

500

550

646

490

408

563

480

506

n.a

Namibia

371

344

180

321

200

315

299

130

273

265

Seychelles

0

0

65

0

133

0

0

64

0

188

South Africa

n.a

n.a

410

n.a

300

154

152

140

140

138

Swaziland

561

589

420

451

320

418

400

310

400

389

United Republic of Tanzania

454

454

454

454

454

454

432

432

432

432

Zambia

n.a

591

470

n.a

483

n.a

n.a

398

398

224

Zimbabwe

n.a

n.a

790

n.a

960

483

525

470

614

651

Source: SADC SYB 2015

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