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

WORST: SOMALIA

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

WORST: SOMALIA

About 74 percent of pregnant women do not get any prenatal care in Somalia. And 1 in 16 women die during pregnancy or childbirth.

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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