More than 100 outbreaks occur around the world daily and can spread worldwide in just 36 hours due to increased global travel. We all have a responsibility to support epidemic preparedness.

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Australia has had:

How Prepared Is Australia?

92

Better Prepared

Australia is better prepared for the next epidemic. They have functioning systems to find, stop and prevent health threats, but they must work to maintain this level of protection for their people.

Australia has achieved a ReadyScore of 80 or higher and is working to improve and sustain their preparedness.

What Are Australia's Strengths & Gaps?

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Top Strengths

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

National Legislation, Policy and Financing
IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy
Zoonotic Disease

Top 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

Are Your Neighbors Ready?

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Epidemic preparedness is not just about your country; it’s a global issue. Right now Australia is not ready for an epidemic. What happens when an epidemic breaks out in Timor-Leste, Indonesia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea?

Neighboring Countries ReadyScore Status
New Zealand

89

Better Prepared
Indonesia

64

Work to Do
Timor-Leste

34

Not Ready
Papua New Guinea

-

Pending

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