SL, best place to be a mother in S/Asia

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Sri Lanka is the best place to be a mother in South Asia, a latest study released by the Save the Children said.

While Pakistan performs the worst in the region as all neighboring countries score high leaving Pakistan at the bottom-Sri Lanka ranks 89th, Nepal 116th, Bangladesh 130th and India 137th.

Save the Children's annual State of World's Mothers Report 2014, now in its fifteenth edition, compares 178 countries around the globe, showing which are succeeding - and which are failing - in saving and improving the lives of mothers and their children.

Overall, Finland was ranked the best place to be a mother for the second straight year and Somalia came in last. Finland, Norway and Sweden top the ranking this year.

The top 10 countries, majority of them European countries, in general attain very high scores for mothers' and children's health, educational, economic and political status.  While the 10 bottom-ranked countries-all but one of them from West and Central Africa- are a reverse image of the top 10 countries.  

The United States ranks 31st  Dr Qudsia Uzma, Director Health & Nutrition at Save the Children sharing key findings said, globally Pakistan ranks 147th out of total 178 countries while 20th out of 45 fragile states affected by conflicts and natural disasters.
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  • Dimuthu Heendeniya Thursday, 08 May 2014 06:53 PM

    I thought the best place to be a mother.

    Lokka Thursday, 08 May 2014 01:27 PM

    Yes, "mother", free education at tax payers expense and then migrate and enjoy benefits. Why not go now itself as a refugee.

    Magodis Thursday, 08 May 2014 07:01 PM

    mama dhakunu aasiyave rataka ipedhune karumeketa thamai . via DM Android App

    Kan Friday, 09 May 2014 12:14 AM

    Prabhakaran must have eaten them.

    Budwiser Thursday, 08 May 2014 01:59 PM

    But definitely not the best place in south asia for SONS. because you might end up in some ditch.

    TRUTH Friday, 09 May 2014 12:16 AM

    sri lankan mother did this NOT SL gov,t

    Sim Thursday, 08 May 2014 02:04 PM

    Mervin Silva will help big families.

    Ammamma Thursday, 08 May 2014 08:02 PM

    You ask the mothers. Theyll remind you of your ancestors with milk prices going up on a monthly basis and doctors nurse and technicians strikes becoming a routine thing in mother Lanka. via DM iPad app

    sinnathamby Friday, 09 May 2014 07:48 AM

    With nearly ten percentage of Srilakan mothers employed as domestic helpers in overseas. Srilankan mothers are the most abused hard working mothers of the entire world. via DM iPad app

    Dulan Friday, 09 May 2014 02:31 AM

    60 Years ago Sri Lanka was the Sri Lanka was the best place in Asia next to Japan to be born in now we are proud that we are the best in South Asia a mere 6 countries

    Nihal Friday, 09 May 2014 06:21 AM

    Who is responsible for these strikes: stupid politicians and there puppet trade union leaders

    Nihal Friday, 09 May 2014 06:22 AM

    Midwives and Doctors and not mother either

    sach Friday, 09 May 2014 03:14 AM

    SL is by far the best for such things in south asia for a long time. but a ranking of 89 is not good

    chandra Friday, 09 May 2014 03:46 AM

    Everywhere in the world

    ds Friday, 09 May 2014 07:31 AM

    Yah!!!!
    Best place to become mothers without fathers looking at the rate of rape cases.

    sss Thursday, 08 May 2014 11:00 AM

    Looks like best of the worst. Malnutrition, especially protein malnutrition is very high among women and children. No one cares

    ANTON Thursday, 08 May 2014 11:08 AM

    SO WHERE THE HELL BE A BEST PLACE TO BE A FATHER ?

    Manel Thursday, 08 May 2014 11:12 AM

    Perhaps we should ask the mother's whose sons are missing.

    dass Thursday, 08 May 2014 11:19 AM

    This is the best place to be a "proud father" too. Even born dead infants in the hospitals are reported reborn after 7 days. where else this can happen.

    Mother Thursday, 08 May 2014 05:45 PM

    Since the future of my children in Mother Sri Lanka is bleak I am doing my best to educate and them to migrate to a more secured country.

    OMG Thursday, 08 May 2014 12:36 PM

    Surely this is a mistake.

    Anticleon Thursday, 08 May 2014 12:39 PM

    You should ask Prabhakaran. Too late.

    lkboy Thursday, 08 May 2014 12:40 PM

    thanks to midwives.


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