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

BEST: SINGAPORE

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

BEST: SINGAPORE

Singapore is the second safest country in the world to be born, according to Save the Children. The country’s first-day mortality rate is fewer than 0.5 per 1,000 live births, and 100 percent of women in Singapore give birth in a health care facility.

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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