State of the World's Mothers 2007: Saving the Lives of Children Under 5

Monday, July 26 2010

A Mothers Day Report Card: The Best And Worst Countries to Be a Mother

Sweden tops list, Niger ranks last, United States ranks 26th, tied with Hungary

May 8, 2007— Save the Children, a U.S.-based independent global humanitarian organization, today released its eighth annual Mothers’ Index that ranks the best — and worst — places to be a mother and a child and compares the well-being of mothers and children in 140 countries, more than in any previous year.


Egypt Makes the Most Progress and Iraq the Least In Reducing Child Deaths, Report Finds

Millions of Children Still Dying Each Year Despite Availability of Proven, Low-Cost Interventions that Could Save Their Lives


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[Canada? Number 15.]


State of the World's Mothers Reports

Every year, the State of the World's Mothers report reminds us of the inextricable link between the well-being of mothers and that of their children. Seventy-five years of on-the-ground experience has demonstrated that when mothers have health care, education and economic opportunity, both they and their children have the best chance to survive and thrive. Each year a different issue that impacts mothers and their children is highlighted.


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