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Best and Worst Countries for Babies on Their First Day of Life

WORST:CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

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BEST: LUXEMBOURGWORST: SOMALIABEST: SINGAPOREWORST: DRCBEST: ESTONIAWORST: MALIBEST: CYPRUSWORST: SIERRA LEONEBEST: SWEDENWORST:CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

WORST:CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

About 2,500 babies died in Central African Republic on their birth day in 2011. Nearly 70 percent of girls are married before they turn 18.

The international nonprofit Save the Children's “Birth Day Risk Index” ranks 186 countries based on where babies have the best shot at surviving their first day of life. Click here to read PBS NewsHour's full report.

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