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S'pore best place in Asia to be a mother, London-based charity's study shows

Published on May 6, 2014 12:08 PM
 
Carried by his mother, Mdm Sharon Wang, 29, Tyler Li, 7 months, plays with the ribbons on the trophy after coming in 5th at the Healthy Baby contest of the Teck Ghee Baby Show held at Teck Ghee CC. Singapore is the best place in Asia to be a mother, a report released on Monday by Save The Children showed. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Singapore is the best place in Asia to be a mother, a report released on Monday by Save The Children showed.

The London-based charity compared 178 countries in terms of maternal health, child mortality, education and levels of women's income and political status. Singapore's 15th position worldwide - or second among non-European countries - puts it ahead of countries like the United States and New Zealand.

Finland is the best place to be a mother, followed by Norway, Sweden, Iceland and the Netherlands.

Somalia is the worst country on Earth to be a mother. It came bottom of the global rankings, although only narrowly below the Democratic Republic of Congo - the lowest ranking country last year - followed by Niger, Mali and Guinea-Bissau. - AFP

 

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