Map: The best (and worst) countries to be a mother

Ethiopia, Bolivia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Liberia, Rwanda, Somalia, Central African Republic, United States of America

On average, one woman in 30 is likely to die from pregnancy-related causes, and seven out of 10 women will lose a child in their lifetime. Despite global improvements in children’s and maternal health, inequality between the world’s richest and poorest mothers and children is widening.

‘Tale of Two Cities’ Widens Worldwide for Children, Study Shows

Nigeria, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Peru, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Central African Republic, Kenya, Vietnam, United States of America

In two-thirds of the 36 developing countries among the 179 nations surveyed, the poorest urban children are at least twice as likely to die as their wealthier counterparts, according to the report.

Africa: ‘No Excuse’ for Newborn Deaths

Nigeria, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Pakistan, Rwanda, Somalia, Central African Republic

“There has been a fatalistic acceptance from both communities and governments,” Professor Joy Lawn, a Ugandan-born paediatrician at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, told AllAfrica in a telephone interview.

Ending Newborn Deaths: Ensuring Every Baby Survives

Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic

Save the Children is calling on world leaders, philanthropists and the private sector to meet and commit to the Five Point Newborn Promise in 2014.

More than a million babies die on the day of their birth every year

Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic

Save the Children argues that most of these deaths are preventable.

CAR’s Shattered Health System Needs Urgent Repair

Central African Republic

WHO blames years of underdevelopment and neglect from the international community for the dire situation in CAR.

DR Congo toughest place for mothers – Save the Children

Nigeria, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, India, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Central African Republic, United States of America

The charity compared factors such as maternal health, child mortality, education and income in 176 countries.