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

Albania has work to do to prepare for the next epidemic. They are committed to improving preparedness, but an outbreak today could cause deaths and cross borders.

Albania has published their JEE results and is working to develop a National Action Plan to address gaps.

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Work to Do

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

60%

Real-Time Surveillance

85%

Workforce Development

66%

Preparedness

40%

Emergency Response Operations

40%

Risk Communication

64%

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

70%

Strengths & Gaps

Strengths

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

Immunization
Real-Time Surveillance
Food Safety

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

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment
Antimicrobial Resistance
Preparedness
Emergency Response Operations
National Laboratory System

JEE Assessment Progress

Assess

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

Plan

Developed a plan to address critical gaps in epidemic preparedness.

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

60%

Real-Time Surveillance

85%

Reporting

80%

Workforce Development

66%

Stop Outbreaks

Preparedness

40%

Emergency Response Operations

40%

Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

60%

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

40%

Risk Communication

64%

Prevent Outbreaks

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

70%

IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy

60%

Antimicrobial Resistance

40%

Zoonotic Disease

73%

Food Safety

80%

Biosafety and Biosecurity

50%

Immunization

100%

Protect from Other Health Threats

Points of Entry

50%

Chemical Emergencies

40%

Radiation Emergencies

80%

Mandatory Self-Assessment

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

Data source: WHO JEE reports

0%
2010
0%
2011
0%
2012
0%
2013
0%
2014
0%
2015
0%
2016
46%
2017
0%
2018

Voluntary Monitoring

As part of their commitment to the International Health Regulations, countries complete voluntary monitoring activities to support continued assessment of their strengths and gaps, and to inform prioritization of epidemic preparedness activities. Learn More

Data source: WHO SPAR reports

Simulation Exercise

A Simulation Exercise is an activity where essential groups required for emergency response — government, health facilities and partners — simulate an emergency and its full response. This allows for an assessment of gaps in preparedness and response.

  • July 20, 2019

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