ReadyScore

The ReadyScore is a measurement of a country's ability to find, stop and prevent health threats. A score of 80% or higher indicates that a country is ready for an epidemic. Learn More

Data Source: WHO JEE reports

Afghanistan is not ready for the next epidemic. They have shown commitment to improving preparedness, but an outbreak could cause a devastating loss of lives and disrupt political and economic stability.

Afghanistan has finished their National Action Plan and is working on improving epidemic preparedness in one or more gap areas.

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Not Ready

Key 7 ReadyScore Factors

The Key 7 ReadyScore factors are the 7 technical areas that the Resolve to Save Lives team focuses on, selected from the 19 areas assessed by the JEE. These 7 areas are the foundational technical areas for epidemic preparedness that contribute to health system strengthening. The remaining 12 areas build off of the strong systems that the Key 7 form.

Data Source: WHO JEE reports

National Laboratory System

45%

Real-Time Surveillance

75%

Workforce Development

33%

Preparedness

40%

Emergency Response Operations

40%

Risk Communication

40%

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

20%

Strengths & Gaps

Strengths

Preparedness areas that a country has established to find, stop and prevent health threats. Learn More

Linking Public Health and Security Authorities
Real-Time Surveillance

Gaps

Gaps are areas that the country should prioritize to improve so they will be better prepared to find, stop and prevent epidemics. Learn More

IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy
Food Safety
National Legislation, Policy and Financing
Antimicrobial Resistance
Workforce Development
Emergency Response Operations
National Laboratory System

JEE Assessment Progress

Where a country stands in their ability to find, stop and prevent health threats.

Assess

Completed independent and transparent assessment of epidemic preparedness.
Assessed on December 5, 2016

Plan

Developed a plan to address critical gaps in epidemic preparedness.
National Action Plan was completed on September 18, 2018

Step Up

Improved epidemic preparedness in one or more areas (as indicated by JEEs).

Get to Green

Achieved ReadyScore of 80 or higher.

Sustain

Preparedness requires continuous efforts and investments to prevent epidemics.

ReadyScore Factors

A country’s ability to find, stop and prevent epidemics is based on their performance in 19 preparedness areas, such as whether they have an emergency operations center, laboratory network or disease tracking system. Learn More

Data Source: WHO JEE reports

Find and Verify Outbreaks

National Laboratory System

45%

Real-Time Surveillance

75%

Reporting

40%

Workforce Development

33%

Stop Outbreaks

Preparedness

40%

Emergency Response Operations

40%

Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

80%

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

40%

Risk Communication

40%

Prevent Outbreaks

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

20%

IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy

20%

Antimicrobial Resistance

20%

Zoonotic Disease

66%

Food Safety

20%

Biosafety and Biosecurity

20%

Immunization

60%

Protect from Other Health Threats

Points of Entry

20%

Chemical Emergencies

20%

Radiation Emergencies

20%

Mandatory Self-Assessment

The International Health Regulations Annual Report is an annual self-assessment of epidemic preparedness. Learn More

Data Source: WHO JEE reports

45%
2010
25%
2011
25%
2012
36%
2013
46%
2014
43%
2015
42%
2016
42%
2017

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