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General News of Friday, 21 February 2020


Ghana tops West Africa as best country to raise a child - Report

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Ghana has been ranked as the best country in West Africa to raise a child, a report by the World Health Organization, United Nations Children’s Fund and the Lancet 2020 child prosperity has revealed.

The child prosperity index ranked 180 countries from different continents on two measures of child prosperity: “education & well-being” and “nutrition & health”.

On the measuring benchmarks, Ghana scored 83 on “education & well-being” and 51.76 on “nutrition & health”. In total, the country had a grade C in its child flourishing rating.

Although Ghana topped the West Africa region, it came 133th worldwide, and 15th position on the African continent.

The child prosperity index 2020 shows that children in Norway, South Korea, and Netherlands have the best chance at survival and well-being in the world.

The United Kingdom and United States of America came in at 10th and 39th respectively.

Nigeria came 46th in Africa and 176th worldwide on the child welfare index.

Meanwhile, youngsters in Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Guinea and South Sudan face the worst odds.

Below is the full child prosperity index 2020 ranking