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Croatia Ranks Ahead of United States in World’s Best Places to be a Mother Report

Street-Style-Zagreb-13.07.2013-20Norway is the best place in the world to be a mother, whilst Croatia is ranked in 30th place, three places ahead of the United States…

Croatia is the 30th best place in the world to be a mother according to Save the Children’s annual State of the World’s Mothers report that was released this week. The survey rates 179 countries based on maternal and child health, children’s access to education and women’s political and economic status.

Whilst Norway was ranked the best place, Somalia, for the second year in a row, was rated the worst place in the world to be a mother. To compare the bottom and top countries in figures, only 0.3% of children will die before turning 5 in Norway, whilst in Somalia 15% of children will die before their 5th birthday.

Joining Norway in the top 5 were Finland, Iceland, Denmark and Sweden. The UK was ranked 24th, Canada 20th and the United States three places behind Croatia in 33rd place.

Best 20 Places in the World to be a Mother
1. Norway
2. Finland
3. Iceland
4. Denmark
5. Sweden
6. Netherlands
7. Spain
8. Germany
9. Australia
10. Belgium
11. Austria
12. Italy
13. Switzerland
14. Singapore
15. Slovenia
16. Portugal
17. New Zealand
18. Israel
19. Greece
20. Canada

30. Croatia
33. United States
178. Congo
179. Somalia

(photo / Sinisa Buzan)

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