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Old 08-May-2011
India ranked third worst place for mothers

New Delhi: India is the third worst place to be in for mothers among 77 less developed countries, said a report released by an NGO yesterday.

India climbed down two positions to 75th among 77 less developed countries in the "Mother's Index" report, Save the Children said here. The 12th annual report, released as a prelude to Mother's Day today, ranks the state of mothers worldwide by studying the performance of women on indices such as maternal mortality rate, percentage of women using modern contraception, female life expectancy at birth, educational status of women, health care received by pregnant women, post-natal care and participation of women in government, among others.

"India steps down from 73rd position to 75th on the scale of ‘best place to be a mother' from the index of year 2010 among 77 less developed countries," the report said.

Low priority

"Maternal health is still too low on India's priority list that is reflected in our spending on the health sector. Manpower crunch and lack of awareness are some of the other problems responsible for the maternal deaths," Shireen Vakil Miller, director at Save the Children in India, told IANS.

Old 08-May-2011
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