is the world’s first website to provide an overall score for a country’s ability to find, stop and prevent diseases.

Our ReadyScore is calculated using data from the Joint External Evaluation, a rigorous, objective and internationally-accepted epidemic preparedness tool developed by the World Health Organization and other partners. With more than 80% of assessed countries not ready for an epidemic, is the only place you can easily learn how prepared your country, or your neighboring country, is for the next health threat. provides concerned citizens, civil society groups and media with detailed country-level data, highlights of a country’s preparedness strengths and gaps, and practical advocacy tools to motivate country leaders to prioritize preparedness.

We live in an interconnected world. It takes just 36 hours for an infectious disease to spread around the globe. Will you be ready when the next threat arrives?

Learn why epidemic preparedness matters to you.

Meet the Prevent Epidemics team

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    Dr Tom Frieden (Bio)

    President and CEO
    New York, USA

  • Photo of Amanda McClelland
    Amanda McClelland

    Senior Vice President
    New York, USA

  • Photo of Dr. Cyrus Shahpar
    Dr. Cyrus Shahpar (Bio)

    New York, USA

  • Photo of Erin Sykes
    Erin Sykes

    Communications Director
    Georgia, USA

  • Photo of Emma Bradford
    Emma Bradford

    Communications Associate
    New York, USA

  • Photo of Cedric Aperce
    Cedric Aperce

    Legal Advisor
    Paris, France

  • Photo of Colby Wilkason
    Colby Wilkason

    Technical Advisor
    New York, USA

  • Photo of Dr Emmanuel Agogo
    Dr Emmanuel Agogo

    Nigeria Country Representative
    Abuja, Nigeria

  • Photo of Dr. Chris Lee
    Dr. Chris Lee

    Senior Technical Advisor
    New York, USA

  • Photo of Jobin Abraham
    Jobin Abraham

    Program Management Specialist
    New York, USA

  • Photo of Kate Whittemore
    Kate Whittemore

    Program Coordinator
    New York, USA

  • Photo of Marine Buissonnière
    Marine Buissonnière

    Senior Advisor Consultant
    Puerto Rico, USA

About Resolve to Save Lives

Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies, developed

Resolve to Save Lives
Vital Strategies

Our mission is to save lives.

We will help communities save 100 million lives by implementing proven solutions to prevent heart disease and stroke, the world’s leading cause of death. And we are helping the world prevent the next disease outbreak by catalyzing country action to find, stop and prevent new disease threats.

Our team of global health experts works with governments to help them implement evidence-based strategies that allow their people to lead the healthiest lives possible.

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Infectious diseases don’t respect borders. Is your community ready for the next health threat? Find out how your country would respond to an infectious disease outbreak and what YOU can do to improve epidemic preparedness.

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