State of the World's Mothers

Save the Children releases its 14th State of the World’s Mothers report. This year’s report looks at the critical first day of life, when mothers and their newborns face the greatest threats to survival, and when there is tremendous opportunity to save lives.

Every year, about 1 million babies die the day they are born.

To emphasize how a few critical investments in health care can make a big difference for mothers and newborns, we travelled to Gombe, North East Nigeria, where the rate of maternal newborn and child mortality is among the worst in the world to showcase the important role that frontline health workers and highlighted how investing in their training, equipping and equitable distribution could save millions of lives.

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