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State of the World's Mothers 2012

Niger is the world’s worst place to become a mother, according to the State of the World’s Mothers 2012, an annual report from Save the Children ranking the best and worst places to be a mother. This year’s report focuses on “Nutrition in the First 1,000 Days”.

Both mothers and babies face a range of obstacles to their survival and wellbeing in Niger, such as:

  • high risk of maternal death due to the lack of basic medical care
  • poor access to contraception
  • child malnutrition and illness
  • low primary school enrolment
  • low economic opportunity for women

Compounding these issues is the deepening humanitarian crisis as a result of crop failures and high food prices as many are struggling to feed their families.

Let’s celebrate Mother’s Day by praying for mothers everywhere!

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