Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Best and Worst Places To Be a Mother

Mothers in Norway and Australia are living in the best places in the world, according to Save the Children's 11th annual "Mothers' Index", which ranks the best and worst places to be a mother.

Afghanistan ranked at the bottom of the list of 160 countries, which included 43 developed nations and 117 in the developing world.

Great news for Aussie and Kiwi mums who are among the top 10 best places to be a mother: Norway ranks first, followed by Australia, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, New Zealand, Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. The United States places at 28.

The Index is based on an analysis of indicators of women's and children's health and well-being, and clearly illustrates that providing mothers with access to education, economic opportunities and maternal and child health care gives mothers and their children the best chance to survive and thrive.

Seems its looking pretty good to come from the land down under.

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