State of the World’s Mothers 2013:Australia the best place in the southern hemisphere to be a mother.

Every year Save the Children’s State of the World’s Mothers report reminds us of the inextricable link between the well-being of mothers and their children. The report compares 176 countries globally, showing which are succeeding – and which are failing – in saving the lives of mothers and their newborn babies.

The report looks at factors such as mother’s health, education and economic status, as well as critical child indicators such as health and nutrition.

According to the new findings, Australia is the best place in the southern hemisphere to be a mother, and is the only non-European country in the top ten, which places Finland at number one, followed by Sweden and Norway.

In the Asia Pacific more widely, Singapore is the best place to be a mother after Australia – above even the United Kingdom (23rd) and the United States (30th

To read report go to

http://www.savethechildren.org.au/resources/state-of-the-worlds-mothers-report-2013

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