What are the world's best and worst places to be a mother? The 12th annual Mothers' Index analyzes health, education and economic conditions for women and children in 164 countries.
Norway ranks #1 this year and Afghanistan ranks last. The United States comes in at #31 among the 43 developed countries ranked. See the FAQs below to find out why.
Also find below the full rankings and features illustrating the risks mothers and children face globally and the U.S. role in reducing preventable deaths.
Complete Mothers' Index