Save the Children.org have released the top ten best and worst countries to be a mum in.
 
The report is called State of the World’s Mothers and aims to outline the state of mums and their children in humanitarian crisis as opposed to other countries.
 
In many underdeveloped countries, childbirth and newborns can face many dangers in their first few weeks and even up to five years old.
 
The report outlines the issues and challenges facing mothers in different parts of the world, as well as giving guidelines on how these mums can be helped.
 
Finland comes in a number one for the wellbeing of mum and baby, followed by Norway and Sweden.
 
The remaining top 5 spaces are taken by Iceland and the Netherlands.
 
These countries indicate where the wellbeing of mum and baby are the best:
1.       Finland
2.       Norway
3.       Sweden
4.       Iceland
5.       Netherlands
6.       Denmark
7.       Spain
8.       Germany
9.       Australia and Belgium*
 
*Countries are tied
 
Countries in which the wellbeing of mum and baby is lowest are as follows:
 
1.       Côte d'Ivoire
2.       Chad
3.       Nigeria
4.       Sierra Leone
5.       Central African Republic
6.       Guinea-Bissau
7.       Mali and Niger*
8.       DR Congo
9.       Somalia
 
*Countries are tied
 
The report states that the data collected shows: “the tremendous gaps between rich and poor countries and the urgent need to accelerate progress in the health and well-being of mother and their children.”
 
The organisation also says that countries which have suffered conflict in the past show the signs of lower wellbeing for mum and child: “All the bottom 10 countries have a recent history of armed conflict and are considered to be fragile states ... Six of the bottom 10 countries suffer from recurring natural disasters.” 

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