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NZ ‘fourth best country to be a mother’

New Zealand is the fourth best country in the world to be a mother, new research suggests.

A Save the Children study found West African nation Niger the worst place in the world to be a mother and Norway the best.

The study compared conditions for mothers in 165 countries taking into account factors such as health, education and economic status, according to overseas reports.

Iceland and Sweden were the other countries rated better than New Zealand. Australia was judged seventh best and the United Kingdom 10th.

Afghanistan and Yemen were deemed second and third worst places for motherhood respectively.

 TOP TEN WORST PLACES
FOR MOTHERHOOD

  1. Niger
2. Afghanistan
3. Yemen
4. Guinea-Bissau
5. Mali
6. Eritrea
7. Chad
8= Sudan
South Sudan
Democratic Republic of the
Congo

TOP TEN BEST PLACES TO BE A MOTHER

1. Norway
2. Iceland
3. Sweden
4. New Zealand
5. Denmark
6. Finland
7. Australia
8. Belgium
9. Ireland
10= Netherlands
United Kingdom

Source: NZ Herald and Daily Mail

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