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Finland ranked the best place for being a mother

Finland is considered to be the country where mothers enjoy the best conditions in the world, according to a worldwide report. The annual report - State of World’s Mothers 2013 - was issued Tuesday by an international NGO ‘Save the Children’, reported Xinhua.

The report has a ranking list of Mothers’ index, showing the conditions of mothers in 176 countries - where mothers fare better and where they face more hardships. Among the reviewed countries, Finland was ranked the best country for being mothers followed by Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Holland, and Democratic Republic of Congo was considered to be the toughest place. The mothers’ well-being was assessed under five indexes, including maternal health, child mortality, education, working income and political status. 

According to the annual report, one in thirty pregnant women in DR Congo died from maternal causes, while in Finland the ratio was only one in 12,200. As for education, women in DR Congo were likely to be educated for 8.5 years, compared with 17 years in Finland.
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