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

WORST: DRC

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

WORST: DRC

The Democratic Republic of the Congo was ranked the worst country in the world to be a mother, and the second worst country in which to give birth, according to Save the Children’s 2013 Mother’s Index. More than 48,000 babies died on the day they were born in 2011.

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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