Top 10 Best, Worst Places To Be A Mother: Save The Children List
Mothers' Index: People In the USA Should Definitely Buy Flowers On Mother's Day: U.S. Ranks 28th.
The non-profit Save The Children has released its Mother's Index, a list of the top best and and worst countries in the world to be a mother with the United States ranking as the 28th best place in the world to be a mother.
In 2009 the USA was 27th. Now in 2010, the USA was sandwiched between Croatia and Luxembourg. Canada ranked a head of the USA, sitting at the 20th best place in the world to be a mother, just ahead of Hungary but behind Portugal.
The "Mothers' Index" (pdf)is highlighted in Save the Children's State of the World's Mothers 2010 (pdf) report, which examines the many ways women working on the front lines of health care are helping to save the lives of mothers, newborns and young children, and makes an urgent call to increase the number of front-line health workers in the world's poorest nations.
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.
Top Ten Best Countries To Be A Mother
- New Zealand,
Top Ten Worst Places To Be A Mother
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- Equatorial Guinea.
Save The Children: Mother's Day E-Cards
Coinciding with the Mother's Index and report, Save The Children has launched a Mother's Day e-card campaign called Mom's Rule Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to make maternal health a priority during the G8 leaders summit in Canada.
Each year, nearly 9 million children under age 5 die from preventable causes and more than 340,000 mothers die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth.
When you do, you'll also have the option of sending a message to U.S. President Barack Obama or Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, urging them to make a commitment towards long-term funding that will help improve the health of mothers and children in some of the world's poorest countries...So this year, skip the card store and send a message that will have a lasting effect for your mom and mothers around the world who need our help.