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

WORST: MALI

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

WORST: MALI

Over half of all births in Mali are not attended by a skilled health personnel. And 1 in 8 women gives birth alone.

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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