Iceland was ranked 4th in Save the Children’s list of best places to be a mother, which came out today, Vísir reports. The top five places are all filled by Nordic countries, with Finland ranking as number one.
This year’s report, which is Save the Children’s 14th annual report on the State of the World’s Mothers, focused on the first 24 hours of infancy.
The report shows that every year over a million babies do not survive their first 24 hours while three million die before reaching three months. And yet, it is possible to prevent 75% of early infant mortality with effective and low-cost measures.
Sub-Saharan African countries such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Somalia are among the lowest standing countries.