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Save The Children Releases Annual State Of The World’s Mothers Report

News outlets report on findings from Save the Children’s annual State of the World’s Mothers report, which was released on Monday.

Agence France-Presse/Global Post: Somalia worst place to be a mother
“Somalia is the worst country on Earth to be a mother, according to a report published by Save the Children on Monday which calls for more action to protect mothers and children in crisis-hit areas…” (5/5).

Australian Associated Press/The Guardian: Australia is the ninth best place to be a mother, Save the Children says
“Australia has nudged higher in the rankings of the best country in the world to be a mother but needs to boost the number of women in parliament, Save the Children says…” (5/5).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Save the Children ranks the best and worst places to be a mother
The report “ranks 178 countries around the world according to five factors: maternal and under-five death rates, expected number of years of formal schooling, gross national income per capita, and the percentage of seats held by women in national government…” (Migiro, 5/6).

VOA News: Report: Millions of Maternal and Child Deaths Can Be Prevented
“The international aid agency Save the Children says millions of maternal and child deaths can be prevented by improving access to health care and other essential services. The agency’s annual State of the World’s Mothers report ranks 178 countries on how likely mothers are to survive childbirth…” (Schlein, 5/5).

Wall Street Journal: Singapore Gets Top Marks for Moms
“Singapore is the best place in Asia to be a mother, according to a global ranking by an international charity of the best and worst places for moms. The island city scored 15th place out of 178 countries in Save the Children’s 2014 global mothers’ index, putting it just behind Portugal and above New Zealand…” (Watts, 5/6).

Washington Post: Where is the best place to be a mom? Scandinavia.
“Save the Children released its annual ‘State of the World’s Mothers’ report Monday, including a list of the best places in the world to be a mom. Here’s a hint: It’s not the United States. In fact, the U.S. didn’t even crack the top 10, and fell one spot from last year’s ranking to 31st out of the 178 countries on the list. The best place to be a mom, according to the report, is Finland…” (Williams, 5/5).

Xinhua News: More efforts needed to improve mothers, children’s well-being: report
“Maternal deaths and child mortality can be dramatically cut when efforts are made to improve services for mothers and children, a new research published by an international NGO said on Monday…” (Wang, 5/6).

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