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

BEST: ESTONIA

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

BEST: ESTONIA

In Estonia, women face only a 1 in 25,000 chance of dying in pregnancy or childbirth. And new moms there are entitled to 140 days of paid maternity leave at 100 percent of their salary.

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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