US one of worst developed nations to be a mum

Reasons include lack of universal access to basic medical care for mothers while pregnant.

    Every year one million babies in the world die the day they are born according to a new report by Save the Children.

    The charity's Mothers' Index looks at the likelihood of death during pregnancy or labour, and finds many of the deaths can be prevented. It also examines the difficulties women face when they become mothers.

    Despite its economic prosperity, the US is one of the worst places in the industrialised world to become a mother.

    One of the reasons is the lack of universal access to basic medical care while pregnant.

    Al Jazeera’s Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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