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Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallThe mortality rate for children under five in China has dropped by more than two-thirds since 1990, while maternal mortality has been cut by 70 percent, said a report released by the worlds leading independent charity, Save the Children, on Tuesday.Now in its 15th edition, the State of the Worlds Mothers 2014 report compared an unprecedented 178 countries. The annual report ranked China as 61st on its list of best places to be a mother, up seven spots from last year.Topping the list was Finland for the second straight year, while Somalia came in last. China ranked ahead of fellow large emerging economies such as Brazil, South Africa and India. But it still placed behind some Asian countries, including Singapore, Japan and South Korea.”China has been consistently rising on the index, with dramatic cuts in maternal and child mortality,” said Pia MacRae, country director for Save the Children in China.”[This is] the result of strong political will and willingness to invest in healthcare for children, which is a tremendous achievement given the size of the country and population,” she said.But she told Xinhua that China still needs to make further efforts to address the challenges of uneven development, which has led to inequalities in health outcomes. For instance, children living in rural and remote areas have a much higher under-five mortality rate and anemia rate compared with their urban counterparts.”Save the Children has worked closely with the government and civil society partners to bring immediate and lasting improvements in childrens health, in particular supporting the training and supervision of frontline health workers in remote areas of rural China,” she said.Previous Page1 2 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 Next Page8.03KRelated ArticlesGood self-management helps reduce mortality of diabetesEducation needed on health vaccinationsGluten-free products become tasty trend in health food industryDoctor wins hearts in Tibet with free health checksDark chocolate improves cardiovascular healthTagsmortality China worldPhotoShanxi Food Festival kicks off in New YorkBrazil offers vast cuisine in FIFA World CupChristy Chung and her daughtersFaye Wong poses for Vogue magazineAntonio Banderas releases new perfumeMetropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala BenefitArtFilmCelebrityFashionFoodTravelArt Weekly Photos: April 26 – May 2Power of the Image opens at Temple of HeavenExhibition showcases master paintersAmericans lens captures May 4 historyIn pictures: pottery making in Chinas ShandongDesign grad builds mini-homeCraftsmanship of making sandy objects blends art and historyVisualia Festival showcases audio-visual artHomemade opera masksHello Kitty celebrates 40th anniversary in ShanghaiColorful Guizhou on displayFrom sound waves to light wavesAngelina Jolie attends photocall for film MaleficentWoo says he can produce a romantic film, tooABC extends Jimmy Kimmel late-night showDirecting with wolvesDirector stresses indie spiritAmanda Seyfried has typecast concernsSpider-Man 2 catches $92 millionKung Fu Shaolin Temple film to shoot at Shaolin TempleFlowers in May gala to mark Youth DayBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to star in new movie together10th China Intl Cartoon and Animation Festival kicks offHarrison Ford to lead cast of new Star Wars filmFaye Wong poses for Vogue magazineChinas most luminous celebritiesNicole Kidman swears by beauty supplementsTaylor Swift in Met Gala cat attackDirector stresses indie spiritChristy Chung and her daughtersAntonio Banderas releases new perfumeMetropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala BenefitBrad Pitt buys son Justin Bieber portraitZac Efron: Weight was lifted after addiction confessionKate Hudson wrecked friendship with Jessica AlbaAmanda Seyfried has typecast concernsYummy mummiesTrend watch: Polka dotsNicole Kidman swears by beauty supplementsTaylor Swift in Met Gala cat attackMetropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala BenefitPhoto project preserves cheongsam cultureShanghai label says green is inFast fashion gets sustainableTrend watch: trench coatHighlights of Qingdao Intl Fashion WeekStudent designers combine the traditional with the modernTraditional wedding dresses presented in ShanghaiSweet taste of healthAll in the potChina launches tighter regulation on diary importsShanxi Food Festival kicks off in New YorkChinas role in tackling global food challenge increasingly importantBrazil offers vast cuisine in FIFA World CupDelicious foods at night market in UrumqiA Bite of China 2 starts from food, ends with peopleBeijing hopes to replicate Chinese moms breast milkUN hosts China Shanxi Food FestivalChina Shanxi Food Festival kicks off at UN headquartersFootball themed cakesTop 10 most beautiful terraces in ChinaMountain paradiseGlimpses of Lhasas holiday seasonTop 10 destinations for female travelersTop 10 seldom-seen views around the worldQuanzhou charmsYunnan, a travel heavenCity of SpringsMorning sun showers snow-covered Great WallMixing old with new in central Vietnam2013 Top 10 Tourism DestinationsEditors PicksHK actor Chapman To under fireTrend watch: trench coatChinas top 10 foodie citiesZhang Ziyi wins ten film awards for The GrandmasterHot wordsNanluoguxiangOscars red carpetShirley TempleKorean dramaReganmianLeonardo DiCaprioZhang YimouNing HaoTeaPaul WalkerVideoEasy Talk: Marriage costsEasy Talk: Shopping and bargainingEasy Talk: Dating customsColumnsRaymond Zhou:X-RayPauline D Loh:
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