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What Do the Numbers and Data Mean?

PreventEpidemics.org concisely displays a single combined score, the ReadyScore, indicating how well a country is prepared for finding, stopping and preventing epidemics.

Where Do the Numbers Come From?

Through the World Health Organization, countries voluntarily participate in a Joint External Evaluation (JEE) every five years. The JEE evaluates 19 areas — such as whether a country has a national laboratory system, current vaccination coverage and risk communication plans — and helps countries identify preparedness strengths and gaps. The ReadyScore is Resolve to Save Lives' compilation into a single, easy to understand score.

What About Countries Without Scores?

Many countries have not yet taken the JEE to determine their ReadyScore. There is no way of knowing if these countries are prepared for an epidemic.

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