Friday, May 6, 2011

MamaBlogger365 - Mothers Day by Amy Brozio-Andrews

Earlier this week, Save the Children released it's annual State of the World's Mothers 2011 report of the best and worst places to be a mother. There are 164 countries on the list; ranked best to worst, the U.S. is number 31.

In general, and perhaps not surprisingly, mothers and children in industrialized nations do pretty well with regard to access to healthcare and education; mothers and children in the poorest nations have a much more grim experience: one child in six will die before age 5; one child in three is malnourished; 90% of these mothers will lose a child in their lifetime. Here in the U.S., women have a 1 in 2,100 risk of dying in childbirth while in Poland, the risk is only 1 in 13,000; 8 out of every 1,000 children in this country will not live long enough to blow out 5 birthday candles. read more

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