Monday, May 13, 2013

The best place in the world to be a mother is...? Read to find out!

Finland is the best place in the world to be a mother, according to Save the Children's 14th Mothers' Index. The US, (where most Nigerians run to) is ranked 30th, while our beloved Nigeria is ranked's in the bottom 10. *sigh*

The index ranked countries according to 5 indicators of a mother's well-being: 1. Maternal health (the risk of maternal mortality); 2. Children's well-being (the mortality rate of children under five); 3. Educational status (number of years of formal schooling a woman receives); 4. Economic status (gross national income per capita); and 5. Political status (the participation of women in national government). See the top 10 and bottom 10 after the cut...

Top 10
1. Finland
2. Sweden
3. Norway
4. Iceland
5. Netherlands
6. Denmark
7. Spain
8. Belgium
9. Germany
10. Australia

Bottom 10
167. Cote d'Ivoire
168. Chad
169. Nigeria
170. Gambia
171. Central African Republic
172. Niger
173. Mali
174. Sierra Leone
175. Somalia
176. Democratic Republic of the Congo

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