Worst Countries to be a Mother, 2015

Somalia is the worst country for moms

picture of migrant mother and child at border crossing

Migrant mother and child
Source: AP Photo

The following table lists the ten worst countries of the world to be a mother in 2015. The Mother's Index ranks the health, educational, and economic conditions of 179 countries. Industrialized and especially European countries are consistently among the highest ranking countries, while countries of sub-Saharan Africa dominate the lowest ranking.

Rank Country
1. Somalia
2. DR Congo
3. Central African Republic
4. Mali
5. Niger
7.Côte d'Ivoire
8. Chad
9. Guinea-Bissau
10.Sierra Leone
Source: savethechildren.org, Mother's Index.