Ireland 22nd in world maternity rankings

Ireland 22nd in world maternity rankings

A charity claims women in Ireland are almost three times as likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth as those in Norway.

A report by Save the Children ranks Ireland as the 22nd best place to be a mother.

Countries are ranked on five key factors - risk of maternal death, under five mortality rate, educational status, economic achievement and political status.

Norway tops the list, followed by Finland and Iceland respectively.

It shows a slight decline on last year for Ireland when it was 19th.

Here are the top 10 and bottom 10 Mothers’ Index Rankings for 2015 from Save the Children.

Top 10:

1 :: Norway

2 :: Finland

3 :: Iceland

4 : Denmark

5 :: Sweden

6 :: Netherlands

7 :: Spain

8 :: Germany

9 :: Australia

10 :: Belgium

Bottom 10:

Joint 169 :: Haiti

Joint 169 :: Sierra Leone

171 :: Guinea-Bissau

172 :: Chad

173 :: Cote d’Ivoire

174 :: Gambia

175 :: Niger

176 :: Mali

177 :: Central African Republic

178 :: Democratic Republic of the Congo

179 :: Somalia


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