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The Foreigner Norway top again for mothers. UPDATED: Save the Children has ranked Norway as the best country for mothers for the second year running, according to its latest annual ‘State of the World’s Mothers’ report. The inquiry, amongst 164 countries this year, ranks countries according to several factors. These include the risk of dying in childbirth, how many women use contraception, number of births attended by qualified health personnel, maternity leave, reading and writing skills, the ratio of women in government, and the mortality rate amongst under’5s. Secretary General Tove R. Wang of Norway’s Save the Children (Redd Barna), calls the results “fantastic news for Norwegian mothers.”

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Norway top again for mothers

Published on Tuesday, 3rd May, 2011 at 10:11 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Alexandra Spinu   .
Last Updated on 4th May 2011 at 21:01.

UPDATED: Save the Children has ranked Norway as the best country for mothers for the second year running, according to its latest annual ‘State of the World’s Mothers’ report.



The inquiry, amongst 164 countries this year, ranks countries according to several factors. These include the risk of dying in childbirth, how many women use contraception, number of births attended by qualified health personnel, maternity leave, reading and writing skills, the ratio of women in government, and the mortality rate amongst under’5s.

Secretary General Tove R. Wang of Norway’s Save the Children (Redd Barna), calls the results “fantastic news for Norwegian mothers.”

“Norway generally performed as well as, or better than other countries in the rankings on all indicators. It has the highest ratio of female-to-male earned income, the highest contraceptive prevalence rate, one of the lowest under-5 mortality rates and one of the most generous maternity leave policies in the developed world,” the report reads. 

The average life expectancy for women in Norway is 83, and girls tend to receive 18 years of education.

Australia and Iceland occupied second and third place in the report, while countries like Guinea-Bissau, Niger and Afghanistan came bottom.

“The situation in the poorest countries should get the most attention. Mothers and their children who live in these are those who need better access to health care,” says Ms Wang.



Published on Tuesday, 3rd May, 2011 at 10:11 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Alexandra Spinu   .
Last updated on 4th May 2011 at 21:01.

This post has the following tags: savethechildren, stateoftheworldsmothers, reddbarna.





  
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